.03 Surety Bond.

A. The Comptroller may require an applicant for an IFTA license to post a surety bond if an examination of the applicant's prior filing history indicates:

(1) The applicant has failed to file a quarterly return;

(2) The applicant has failed to pay required tax; or

(3) A financial guarantee is necessary to protect the interest of the State or other IFTA jurisdiction.

B. The applicant shall post a bond in an amount equal to the estimated average annual net tax due to IFTA member jurisdictions rounded to the next even $1,000.

C. Bond amounts may be adjusted at the discretion of the Comptroller to insure compliance with the IFTA requirements.