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Car taxation – when you buy or bring into Finland a car not earlier registered in Finland

You must pay car tax in the following circumstances:

  • You took a vehicle with you from a foreign country and you are re-registering it in Finland.
  • You buy a vehicle in Finland that has no registration. You are registering it for the first time.
  • You put a vehicle into operation in Finland – unless it is a vehicle subject to tax-exempt use.

Submit a declaration of vehicle use and report the car tax in MyTax

Vehicle tax

The Finnish car tax is only paid once – at the time of the motor vehicle's first entry into service in the territory of Finland, or at the time of the vehicle's registration here.

Vehicle tax has to be paid once a year. The Finnish Transport and Communications agency Traficom collects the vehicle tax from car owners annually (ajoneuvovero in Finnish, not discussed in this guidance).

How much car tax do I have to pay?

Car tax calculator and amount of car tax

Submit a declaration of use and report the car tax

How to submit the declaration of vehicle use and report car tax.

Pay the car tax

How to pay the car tax

Tax-exempt use of a motor vehicle

Tax-exempt use of a vehicle

Businesses and corporations

Car taxation for corporate and business taxpayers (in Finnish)


Appealing against a decision on car tax

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Page last updated 2/17/2021