1. RDW inspection appointment
You will have to make an inspection appointment with the RDW to be able to get a Dutch registration on your purchase. In most cases you will then have to go to an inspection station. You will find more information about this on the RDW website: https://www.rdw.nl/private/vehicles/auto.
2. Luxury Tax declaration
If your purchase has been approved by the RDW, you will receive a “Form for Luxury Tax declaration” after inspection. You can then use this document to complete the Luxury Tax declaration form. You can find this form on the website of the Tax Authorities. When filling out this Luxury Tax declaration form, you will also have to enter a Luxury Tax amount, which you can calculate using our Luxury Tax Calculator. If you would like an accurate Luxury Tax calculation based on a price list declaration or valuation report, please contact www.waardetaxaties.nl.
You then send forms to the Tax Authorities by post, or you submit the documents by hand at one of the RDW inspection stations.
3. Payment request Luxury Tax amount
As soon as the Tax and Customs Administration has received your tax return, they will send you an e-mail requesting payment of the Luxury Tax amount.
4. Order the license plates
As soon as you have paid the Luxury Tax amount to the Tax Authorities, you will receive a form from the RDW called “Confirmation of registration”. This form confirms that all obligations have been met and the codes found on the form allow you to order number plates.
5. 1st ascription
Do you have an RDW recognized company? Then the imported vehicle has probably been placed in your company stock. In order to subsequently be able to trade with the vehicle, a 1st registration will always have to take place. Without this 1st registration, the vehicle is blocked and cannot change owner.
Do you not have an RDW recognized company? Then the imported vehicle is registered in your (company) name. This means you can drive the vehicle on public roads.