Road tax

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Use of Luxembourg-registered motor vehicles on public roads is subject to the payment of a road tax.

Road tax is collected annually by the Customs and Excise Agency by way of a road tax disc.

The amount of tax payable is calculated according to the type of vehicle concerned and its usage. Some vehicles are exempt, and in some cases the tax can be partially refunded.

Who is concerned?

Road tax must be paid by any natural or legal person who has:

  • a Luxembourg-registered vehicle or a vehicle with a special licence plate (red number plate), for road use or immobilised in Luxembourg; 
  • a commercial vehicle registered in a Member State other than Luxembourg using Luxembourg's public roads;
  • a private vehicle imported for more than 6 months a year into the territory of Luxembourg by a natural person residing in an EU Member State other than Luxembourg;
  • a non-motorised vehicle that is designed and built to be towed by a motor vehicle (particularly semi-trailers from articulated vehicles and trailers).

Road tax does not apply to:

  • cross-border workers who use a vehicle registered in their country of residence abroad to travel between their residence abroad and their place of work in Luxembourg;
  • students staying in Luxembourg solely to study who use a vehicle registered in the Member State which is their normal country of residence.

How to proceed


The tax is calculated according to the tables established by the Customs and Excise Agency:

  • either on the basis of CO2 emissions for M1 category passenger cars registered for the first time after 1 January 2001;
  • or on the basis of the engine size for vehicles registered before 1 January 2001.

For vans, trucks, tractors, trailers and other vehicles, the tax payable is calculated according to the type of vehicle concerned, by applying the criteria detailed on the registration certificate, in particular:

  • the weight of the vehicle;
  • the maximum allowed weight;
  • the number of axles; and
  • the suspension type.


Road tax must be paid to the road tax revenue department of the Caisse centrale of the Customs and Excise Agency (Caisse Centrale des Douanes et Accises, Service Recette-Autos). 

Proof of payment is made via a road tax disc to be kept with the vehicle documents.

The Customs and Excise Agency (ADA) now offers the activation of the eDelivery function for road tax invoices. All invoices relating to road tax (Autosteier) can now be issued in electronic format (PDF) in the private eSpace on

To benefit from this service, interested parties must subscribe to the eDelivery function. The subscription can be made via the private eSpace under 'My data'" in the 'Transport' section, under 'Road tax' (Autosteier). This step is necessary to receive the ADA invoice in the electronic mailbox of the private eSpace.

Moreover, it is now also possible to receive the road tax disc by electronic means. You will need to activate the specific eDelivery function for this. Once the invoice has been paid, the road tax disc will be sent and you can print it out and keep it in your vehicle.

When you receive the new message and the road tax disc in your private eSpace, you will be notified by email.



The following vehicles may benefit from an exemption from the tax:

  • vehicles used exclusively by the State, the communes or public or public interest institutions;
  • vehicles used for agricultural, forestry and wine-growing activities;
  • self-propelled machinery;
  • passenger cars used as personal transport by disabled individuals.


If a vehicle is sold or taken off the road before its road tax disc expires, some of the tax paid may be refunded on a pro rata basis according to the time remaining in the year from the date it was sold or taken off the road.

For a refund to be granted, the SNCT must be informed that the vehicle has been taken off the road, and the road tax disc must be returned to the road tax division (service recette autos) of the Customs and Excise Agency along with the bank details of the holder.

Online services and forms

Who to contact

Customs and Excise Directorate

Caisse centrale

Related procedures and links


Claiming partial reimbursement or exemption from road vehicle tax for large families or disabled persons


Further information

Taxe sur les véhicules routiers

sur le portail des douanes et accises

Legal references

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