THE ECOLOGICAL PENALTY

THE Co2 TAX

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The ecological penalty or CO2 tax

The CO2 tax will evolve over the years.

How does it work?

When registering for the first time in France, so even for second-hand imported vehicles, a tax will have to be paid according to its Co2 emission rate . The more the vehicle pollutes, the higher the tax will be. The goal is to encourage the French to buy vehicles that consume less Co2.

In addition to the weight tax which comes into effect from 2021, the scale is now known until 2023. The tax is progressive but not tender either!

Here is the evolution by year with the trigger threshold and the maximum penalty:

  • For 2020, the only trigger for the penalty is 138 grams per kilometer with a ceiling of € 20,000

  • For 2021, the only trigger for the penalty is 133 grams per kilometer with a ceiling of € 30,000

  • For 2022 , the only trigger for the penalty is 128 grams per kilometer with a ceiling of € 40.000

  • For 2023 , the only trigger for the penalty is 123 grams per kilometer with a ceiling of € 50.000 €

The scale in more detail by year with the amount of the tax:

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Co2 tax for vehicles bought second-hand in France

When buying a used vehicle , if it is registered from 2004, a Co2 tax is calculated according to its fiscal power .

Below is the scale:

For the purchase of a used car registered since June 1, 2004, there is a CO2 tax calculated according to the fiscal power of the car.

Here is the scale for used vehicles:

In addition to this, you need to know more about it.

CO2 tax rate according to the fiscal horse power

less than or equal to 9ch0 €

between 10ch and 11ch100 €

between 12ch and 14ch300 €

15ch and more1000 €

When does payment take place and where do we pay the ecological penalty?

The penalty (new vehicle) or the CO2 tax (used vehicle) are payable:

In addition to this, you need to know more about it.

  • At the dealership: in the registration fees mentioned on the invoice

  • Otherwise in the case of a sale from individual to individual: with the tax on the gray card (registration certificate) when registering on the ANTS website

In addition to this, you need to know more about it.

The calculation of the amount of the penalty is determined on the vehicle registration date and not on the invoice date.

The most polluting vehicles also have an annual tax ...

Each year, for cars that pollute more , an annual tax must be paid.

This tax of € 106.00 per year concerns you if you own the vehicle or if you have arental contract of more than 2 years.
Here is the scale according to the release of
Co2 :

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This tax is payable each year. A collection voucher will be sent to you directly.

However, in certain cases there is a reduction in the Co2 tax:

Large families can even benefit from a reduction if they meet the following three conditions:

  • Have 3 or more children

  • Be a beneficiary of CAF (family allowances)

  • Vehicle must have 5 or more seats

In addition to this, you need to know more about it.

If these 3 conditions are met, you will be granted a reduction of 20Gr of Co2 per dependent child. You will first have to pay all of the tax and then file a refund request with the tax department.

Exemption for people with disabilities

People with disabilities do not pay the ecological penalty, the CO2 tax or the annual tax on highly polluting vehicles within the limit of one vehicle.

In addition to this, you will need to know more about it.

Here are the criteria to be met:

  • vehicles registered handicap bodywork

  • a vehicle acquired by a person holding a mobility inclusion card with the mention invalidity

  • a vehicle acquired by a person with a minor or dependent child in his tax household who holds this card

In addition to this, you will need to know more about it.

In order not to pay the various taxes, you must attach a photocopy of the disability card with the registration application.

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(Posted 03 November 2020)