Cyprus Road Tax: All You Need To Know
Road tax is a never-ending source of confusion and frustration for many drivers. In particular, for those living in Cyprus, it can often be challenging to understand what to pay, when and why.
If you are a driver based in Cyprus, staying up-to-date with the current rules regarding road tax is essential for ensuring your vehicle is used according to the law.
In this article, we have gathered everything you need to know about Cyprus road tax and how much you may need to pay based on your vehicle.
How To Renew Your Road Tax?
In Cyprus, there is an annual road tax that all vehicle owners must pay to drive their vehicles on public roads legally. The amount payable depends on the type of vehicle you own, its age, and the engine’s size.
Car owners can pay their mandatory annual road tax via their bank, at any district office of the Department of Road Transport, or online through the Department of Road Transport website.
Here is a step-by-step guide for renewing your road tax: ανανέωση άδειας κυκλοφορίας:
- Start by gathering the documentation you need to renew your road tax, like a valid car insurance contract and any relevant supporting documents.
- Fill out the road tax renewal application form and pay the required fee in one of the ways stated above.
- Finally, get your renewed road tax certificate upon completion of payment. You must keep the certificate as proof of your road tax payment when travelling across Cyprus or abroad.
What Information Do You Need Before Paying Road Tax?
Here is some important information you need to know before you start paying road tax in Cyprus:
- Vehicle registration number: This is the unique number assigned to your vehicle by the Cyprus Department of Road Transport when you register it.
- Vehicle category: The type of vehicle you own (car, motorcycle, moped, etc.).
- Engine size: For vehicles registered before January 1, 2011, you must know the engine size in cubic centimetres (cc) to determine the road tax rate.
- CO2 emissions: For vehicles registered on or after January 1, 2011, you must know the CO2 emissions in grams per kilometre (g/km).
- Payment method: You must decide how to pay the road tax. You can pay online or at a district office of the Department of Road Transport.
- Valid insurance: You must have valid third-party liability insurance for your vehicle.
Having all of this information ready before paying road tax in Cyprus is essential to ensure the process goes smoothly and you will pay the correct amount.
Is My Car Taxed in Cyprus?
Only registered cars pay tax in Cyprus, but if your vehicle is not registered, driving it across the country is illegal.
You will need to register your new vehicle in Cyprus within seven days from its purchase date. The documents required for the registration include title deeds or lease agreements if applicable, proof of identity, a driver’s license, a commercial invoice or proof of purchase, and insurance documents. In addition, business owners/employees who want to register their vehicles through a company must provide relevant evidence.
The law differs for drivers bringing a vehicle from another EU member state.
If the vehicle has a Union Customs status, which means it is registered and bears union number plates, the owner must declare it in the Customs Electronic Import System by submitting a CMA declaration. As evidence of its Union Customs status, the owner can present a T2L document or the original EU registration certificate.
The maximum period of stay of the vehicle for private use in the Republic of Cyprus is six months after its arrival in the country. Owners who wish to use their vehicles for more than six months must register them.
Contact the Road Transport Department (email@example.com) for more information regarding the registration procedure.
How Are Road Taxes Calculated in Cyprus?
Road taxes in Cyprus are based on the size, age, type of vehicle you own, and its emissions of harmful substances to the environment.
In particular, the road tax rates for private vehicles are as follows:
- Cars registered before January 1, 2011: The road tax for these vehicles is based on the engine size (in cubic centimetres) and ranges from €30 to €430 per year.
- Cars registered on or after January 1, 2011: The road tax for these vehicles is based on their CO2 emissions and ranges from €10 to €2,200 per year.
- The road tax for motorcycles and mopeds is also based on engine size and ranges from €10 to €155 per year.
If you have any questions about local transport tax in Cyprus, contact your Trust Insurance agent or fill out the contact form on Trust’s website, and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible.
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