Road Tax in Belgium

I'm going to be working in Lux City for a year+ and I feel while I get settled I'll take up residence in Arlon. With the current pandemic the only real way for me to get there from UK (where I am now) is the drive with my basic stuff in the boot.

I am reasonably sure I can keep my car for six months on UK plates then I may well move to Lux City proper with no car (take back to UK or even keep it in Lux on UK plates for another six months).

Anyway, from my research it seems taxing a car on in DE, LU and FR is not so expensive, even free in FR but I cannot make head nor tail of the system on BE, fiscal HP and all that. My car is 2006, but has a 4.2 litre engine and I fear if I stay in Arlon I may get stung/

To put my mind at rest, can anyone give a rough figure of taxing a 4.2 litre car in BE?

Don't forget insurance as well?

Hi,

Let start first correctly. If you want us to give you a correct answer (if possible), tell us which car you have...

Knowing the engine's cylinder capacity is not enough, it also takes your year and your horsepowers.

Ok! It's a 2006 Maserati Quattroporte, 4.2 litre, value in UK is about 8k Sterling, so not top the range...

No mods, all standard, I'm a petrolhead that's why I have it and love it, hope that helps.

I get 90 days TPFT in EU with my UK insurance co, plus a fee to upgrade to fully comp, to be honest I think 90 days is enough, I'd need winter tyres by then so maybe be best to lay it up at home for the winter period.

Just worse casing if I like having my car in BE, as against relocating to LU for example and getting another six months to register and work out the costs of registering there if I stay longer...

Horsepower is 400hp

It will cost on a roughly basis +/- 5000€ to register it under Belgian car plates.

And concerning insurance, quite the same...

Urgh - that's not going to happen lol!

I'll do the 90 days or so and think on.....

Thanks for the info...

In UK tax is 230 STG a year and insurance 425 STG a year...

🤣🤣🤣 Belgium likes people with big engines cars...

You will also have to modify parts of the car, like the lights.

And when you go back to the UK, you will have to do the same process again. It can be quite an expensive thing. It might be worth buying a cheap 2nd hand car, 500 quid, then when you have finished with it just scrap it.

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