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Transferring liability to pay taxes for a vehicle

  • Service
  • Nationwide
  • Public service

If both an owner and a holder has been entered in the Transport Register for a vehicle, it is the holder who is liable to pay the tax. As the owner of the vehicle, you can submit an application to have the tax liability transferred to you.

Please note

The transfer will enter into force for each vehicle as a new tax period begins, as long as the transfer notification or its modification has been approved

The party taking over the liability to pay taxes will be liable to pay the tax on the same grounds that applied to the first taxpayer

If the tax liability has been transferred in order to avoid tax payment, the tax may be debited as if the transfer had not taken place

Do the following

Use the e-form if

- You wish to transfer the tax liability for a vehicle you own from its holder to yourself

- You wish to alter or terminate an agreement on transferring tax liability

If you cannot use the e-form, you can also print out the application form and send it to the address Finnish Transport and Communications Agency Traficom, P.O. Box 320, 00059 TRAFICOM

To whom and on what terms

- The applicant must be the party taking over the tax liability

- The transfer can only take place from the vehicle’s first holder to the first owner

The service is free of charge.

Basic information

The service is provided byThe Finnish Transport and Communications Agency Traficom
Responsible for the serviceThe Finnish Transport and Communications Agency Traficom
Area Whole Finland
Available languagesFinnish, Swedish, English
Text edited by: The Finnish Transport and Communications Agency Traficom
Updated: 5/4/2020