Frecuently asked questions
34) I am going to buy a car in The Netherlands, which taxes should I pay for the car?
If you live in The Netherlands and you own a motor vehicle (car, van, motorcycle, trailer or lorry), you will have to pay motor vehicle tax MRB (Motorrijtuigenbelasting). You will automatically receive an assessment from the Dutch tax (Belastingdienst) and customs administration (Douane).
The tax varies according to the type of car you buy, the province where you live, the gasoline you use (diesel, bencina, etc.) and car weight. With all this information, the tax authorities can calculate the taxes that you will paid every quarter.
In the following link, you can calculate the motor vehicle tax MRB (Motorrijtuigenbelasting):
35) If I have a vehicle with an electric motor or a hydrogen combustion engine, do I have to pay motor vehicle tax MRB (Motorrijtuigenbelasting)?
No, in that case you do not have to pay the motor vehicle tax MRB (Motorrijtuigenbelasting). Cars that save on fuel are exempted from such tax payment.
36) Do I have to pay motor vehicle tax if my car is hybrid?
Yes, you have to pay the tax, but only the half of the motor vehicle tax MRB (Motorrijtuigenbelasting).
37) My car has foreign license plates, do I have to pay taxes?
If you live in The Netherlands and your car has foreign license plates, you must pay the taxes before using the car in the Netherlands.
In the following link, you can find the form for the notification of a car with foreign license plates.
38) I want to import my car from Spain to the Netherlands, which taxes should I pay?
You must pay taxes for personal vehicles and motor vehicles, called BPM (Belasting van Personenauto’s en Motorrijtuigen). If you buy a new passenger car, motorcycle, delivery truck in The Netherlands, or you import a car from abroad you should to pay taxes called BMP. The BPM tax depends on the motor vehicle and the BPM rate, which is determined by the C02 emission.
39) I want to import my car from Spain, which tax should I pay?
You must pay the tax for personal vehicles and for motor vehicles called BPM (Belasting van Personenauto’s en Motorrijtuigen).
40) I wanted to register a car from abroad, in the Dutch vehicle registration system; must I file BPM (Belasting van Personenauto’s en Motorrijtuigen) declaration?
Yes, you must to file the declaration. Before you file the BPM declaration (Belasting van Personenauto’s en Motorrijtuigen) for passenger car, van or motorcycle identified or inspected at an RDW (Dienst wegverkeer). The RDW is the organization that registers all motor vehicles and driver’s licenses in The Netherlands.
From November 1, 2018 you must file the BMP declaration using the form declaration BPM only available in Dutch
Send your declaration with the requested attachments in a sealed envelope to:
6401 DE Heerlen
41) When do I file a declaration for BPM (Belasting van Personenauto’s en Motorrijtuigen), for passenger car or motor vehicles?
If you bought a new passenger car or a new motorcycle in the Netherlands, the importer will file a declaration and pay the bpm on your behalf. Once the BPM return has been filed and the BPM paid, the RDW (Dienst Wegverkeer) will issue the registration documents for your vehicle. After this, you can use your passenger vehicle or motorcycle on public roads.
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