Relocation to Austria: How to Import Tax and Duty Free a Vehicle for Personal Use

Lifestyle & TravelLuxury Goods ♦ Published: August 7, 2019; 17:08 ♦ (Vindobona)

It may be convenient to take your car with you when you relocate to Austria. The same applies to cars that may cost less abroad than in Austria. However, there are additional costs in addition to the purchase price (Eigenimport). The NoVA (Normverbrauchsabgabe) is due at the first registration in Austria for new and used cars. The NoVA varies according to age and model. However, you can avoid this under certain conditions.

Normally you have to pay 20% tax when importing a vehicle for personal use. / Picture: © Wikimedia Commons / [Public Domain]

Importing a Vehicle for Personal Use

Should you want to import a vehicle for your own use, you must comply with the statutory provisions that apply to imports from countries either within or outside the EU.

Be sure to pay particular attention to the formalities associated with the standard consumption tax (Normverbrauchsabgabe or NoVA).

Imports from a…