Declaration of vehicle use

In the e-service, you can submit a declaration of use concerning a vehicle that will be registered in Finland.

Go to the e-service

It is not yet possible to submit the declaration of use in My Tax. You will be able to submit the declaration of use in MyTax at the beginning of 2021.

When must a declaration of use be submitted?

If you are going to drive the vehicle in Finland before its registration, you must submit a declaration of use. You can submit the declaration either as soon as you import the vehicle or when you start driving it.

When is it not necessary to submit a declaration of use?

  • You are not going to register the vehicle in Finland.
  • You do not drive the vehicle before registration, you only move it by another means of transport.
  • Your situation allows the tax-exempt use of the vehicle. Read more about temporary tax-exempt use.

Keep the confirmation message in your vehicle

After you have submitted the declaration of use, you will receive an automatic e-mail confirmation. Keep the confirmation message with you in the vehicle either as a print-out or in a mobile device. Present the confirmation to authorities supervising traffic if so requested.

The declaration of use is not a car tax return, so remember to file the return as well.

After the declaration of use

  • You must file a car tax return to the Tax Administration within 5 days after making the declaration of use.
  • You can use the vehicle temporarily without paying car tax for a maximum of 3 months if you have filed the car tax return within 5 days from receiving the confirmation message of the declaration of use.
  • Please note that the period of tax-exempt use will end on the due date of the car tax at the latest.
  • The period of tax-exempt use will also end if you cancel the car tax return or the car tax decision.

Problems with the e-service

  • If you do not receive the e-mail confirmation within 5 minutes of submitting the declaration, submit a new declaration. Make sure that the e-mail address you have given is correct.
  • If the confirmation you receive contains incorrect information, submit a new declaration with the necessary corrections.

You can also submit the declaration on a paper form.

Taxpayer service for car tax

Supported browsers

You can use the e-service by the following internet browsers and version numbers:

  • Mozilla Firefox 31 (ESR)
  • Google Chrome 38 (or newer).

You can not used the e-service by the Safari browser.

At present, online payments of car tax cannot be sent if your browser software is Internet Explorer. Please, use another browser.