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Updated : 10/01/2013

Car registration and taxes – Netherlands

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Vehicle registration rules for new residents

As soon as you register as a resident, you must register your car and pay taxes.

Tax exemptions on vehicle registration for new residents?

Any resident driving a vehicle that was rented, borrowed or leased in another country (and registered outside the Netherlands) can get an exemption from the tax on private cars and motorcycles & motor vehicle tax for up to 2 weeks.

Vehicle registration taxes

- tax on private cars and motorcycles ("BPM")

- motor vehicle tax ("MRB")

More information (Dutch only)

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