The Walloon region is authorised to collect road tax, which is due for all steam or motor vehicles and their trailers. In terms of tax, these vehicles are divided into two main categories: “automatic” and “manual”.
“Manual” vehicles include buses, coaches, lorries, tractors, trailers and semi-trailers with a maximum authorised mass (MAM) > 3,500 kg; trailers that are not registered with the DIV vehicle-registration service (maximum authorised mass ≤ 750 kg)); vehicles with special registration in Belgium (merchant, test vehicles, etc.). The use of these vehicles on public roads gives rise to the tax requirement.
If your vehicle is a “manual” vehicle, you must file a declaration with the Walloon tax administration using the online form, which is available below. You are required to complete this directly online. If you have connection problems, a downloadable version is also available.
The declaration must be submitted before the vehicle is used on public roads.
Once your declaration has been processed, the tax will be calculated based on the declared data. Once the tax has been paid, you will be issued with a tax disc, which must be visibly displayed in the vehicle. This will facilitate inspections. It should be noted that tax payments are deferred for lorries, tractors, buses and coaches, which means that the tax disc is issued before payment.
If your vehicle is an “automatic” vehicle (cars, dual-purpose cars, minibuses, ambulances, motorcycles, etc.), nothing is required. After registration with the DIV, the information will be sent directly to our services, which will calculate the tax and send you a payment notice.
Owners or users of buses, coaches, lorries, tractors, trailers and semi-trailers with a maximum authorised mass > 3,500 kg; trailers that are not registered with the DIV vehicle-registration service (maximum authorised mass ≤ 750 kg)); vehicles with special registration in Belgium (merchant, test vehicles, etc.).
1. Declare the vehicle for tax purposes:
2. To pay the tax:
Tax is collected each calendar year and may be pro-rated in the event of an acquisition during the year, or reimbursed if the tax disc is returned during the year.
3. Place the tax disc on the vehicle in a visible position;
4. If you no longer own the vehicle or the trailer, or if it stops being used on public roads, you must cancel the tax and return the tax disc to SPW Taxation. To this end, the “Cancel a small trailer” and “Cancel road tax for automatic vehicles” forms are available below.
Some advantages of the online form: speed, simplicity and support with completion.