Vehicle Taxes

Information about the taxes and duties levied on owning a vehicle in Greece...

Car Purchase/Import Taxes and Duties

A number of taxes must be paid when registering a purchased or imported vehicle, in order to obtain a Greek licence plate.

  • New cars are subject to Classification Tax (????? ???????????), Value Added Tax (????? ????????????? ?????) and Luxury Tax (????? ???????????)
  • Used cars are subject to Classification Tax (????? ???????????) and Luxury Tax (????? ???????????)
  • Cars imported from EU countries are subject to all of the above indicated taxes, which must be paid by the 15th day of the month after which the car arrived in Greece
  • Cars imported from Non-E.U. countries are subject to all of the above indicated taxes as well as an Import Duty (??????????? ??????). These taxes must be paid by the 15th day of the month after the related Special (Import) Declaration was submitted
  • For further information on the above taxes: Click here and select one the English language documents featured on the page

Road/Circulation ?ax

Road/Circulation Tax (???? ??????????? ??????????? ??? ????????????) for all cars and motorcycles with Greek licence plates must be paid annually between 1 November and 31 December in order for the owners to obtain the required Special Card (?????? ????). This tax is calculated based on the engine size, date of manufacture and type of vehicle. It can be paid at most banks, the Post Office or the Tax Office.

A resident or non-resident of Greece, who wishes to avoid paying this tax, must remove the vehicle from circulation and deposit the vehicle’s licence plate and circulation permit with the owner’s Tax Office (???).