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Updated : 10/01/2013

Car registration and taxes – Germany

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Vehicle registration rules for new residents

Once you have registered as a new resident with municipal authorities, you must also register your vehicle.

Does your country apply tax exemptions on vehicle registration for new residents?


Conditions to qualify for tax exemption

- lower rates are possible for certain categories of people, such as the disabled

- tax exemptions for certain categories of vehicles, such as low emission / electric vehicles

See also: Vehicle Tax Law Deutsch (German only).

Vehicle registration taxes

Tax rate depends mostly on engine size and emission/polluting values.

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