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Mass duty in working order (gross weight) from 2022

Verified 01 janvier 2022 - Legal and Administrative Information Directorate (Prime Minister)

You buy a car in 2022 and you want to know if you have to pay tax on the working mass (weight malus)? We will show you the vehicles concerned, the amount of the tax and the reductions you can benefit from. The weight penalty is one of the taxes which make up the cost of the registration certificate (carte grise) of the vehicle.

Purchase in France

The working order mass tax applies to passenger vehicles (exprivate vehicles or VP).

The tax does not apply to commercial vehicles.

Passenger vehicles are:

  • Car category M1
  • Vehicle category N1 body lorry with at least 5 seats, unless it is exclusively used for the operation of ski lifts and ski areas
  • Multi-purpose vehicle category N1 for the carriage of passengers, their luggage or their goods

The tax applies during 1st Registration in France vehicle from 2022.

It therefore concerns vehicles new and used vehicles imported registered in France for the first time.

Handicap

The tax does not apply to the following vehicles:

  • Wheelchair accessible vehicle
  • Vehicle acquired by a person with mobility card marked invalidity or a military disability card. The exemption may only apply to one vehicle per beneficiary. The exemption also applies in the case of long-term rental arrangements.
  • Vehicle acquired by a person with a minor or dependent child in their tax home who has mobility inclusion card marked invalidity or a military disability card. The exemption may only apply to one vehicle per beneficiary. The exemption also applies in the case of long-term rental arrangements.

Attach a copy of the disability card to your application for a Certificate of Registration (carte grise).

Thus, the amount of the tax will not be added to other taxes when certificate of registration (carte grise).

Low emission vehicle

The tax does not apply to the following vehicles:

  • Electric and/or hydrogen vehicle
  • Plug-in hybrid electric vehicle with an all-electric city range greater than 50 km

The vehicle mass in running order shall be taxed at €10 per kg from 1,800 kg.

Operating Mass Tax 2022: sample amounts

Working mass in kg

Amount to 1to January 2022

1,800

€0

1801

€10

1802

€20

1900

€1000

2000

€2000

The working order tax on the mass shall be €40,000 by adding the CO2 malus and the weight malus.

So if the CO2 malus for your vehicle is €40,000, tax on working mass does not apply.

One simulator allows calculate the tax amount.

The running mass of the vehicle shall be indicated in box G of the certificate of registration (carte grise).

Calculate the amount of the malus by weight (mass tax in running order)

Directorate of Legal and Administrative Information (Dila) - Prime Minister

Transformed vehicle

A reduction in the weight injury shall apply provided that the registration resulting from the transformation of the vehicle takes place 6 months or more after 1re registration

The 1st registration is due in 2022.

For example, utility transformed M1 vehicle.

The discount is 10 % per year since 1re registration

Large family

The families may benefit from a reduction of the malus to the weight of 200 kg per child within the limit of a single vehicle of 5 or more seats.

  FYI : a legal person may be reduced by 400 kg where the vehicle has 8 or more seats.

The cost of the Certificate of Registration (carte grise), which includes the weight tax in running order (minus weight), is included in the invoice if the dealer is responsible for the registration of the vehicle.

Otherwise, you pay the malus by weight when you make the vehicle registration approach on theCHILDREN.

That's the date of registration which counts, not the date of order or purchase.

You can use a simulator to calculate the cost of the carte grise:

Calculate carte grise Cost

Directorate of Legal and Administrative Information (Dila) - Prime Minister

Purchase from foreigner

The working order mass tax applies to passenger vehicles (exprivate vehicles or VP).

The tax does not apply to commercial vehicles.

Passenger vehicles are:

  • Car category M1
  • Vehicle category N1 body lorry with at least 5 seats, unless it is exclusively used for the operation of ski lifts and ski areas
  • Multi-purpose vehicle category N1 for the carriage of passengers, their luggage or their goods

The tax applies during 1st Registration in France vehicle from 2022.

It therefore concerns vehicles new and used vehicles imported registered in France for the first time.

Handicap

The tax does not apply to the following vehicles:

  • Wheelchair accessible vehicle
  • Vehicle acquired by a person with mobility card marked invalidity or a military disability card. The exemption may only apply to one vehicle per beneficiary. The exemption also applies in the case of long-term rental arrangements.
  • Vehicle acquired by a person with a minor or dependent child in their tax home who has mobility inclusion card marked invalidity or a military disability card. The exemption may only apply to one vehicle per beneficiary. The exemption also applies in the case of long-term rental arrangements.

Attach a copy of the disability card to your application for a Certificate of Registration (carte grise).

Thus, the amount of the tax will not be added to other taxes when carte grise settlement.

Low emission vehicle

The tax does not apply to the following vehicles:

  • Electric and/or hydrogen vehicle
  • Plug-in hybrid electric vehicle with an all-electric city range greater than 50 km

The vehicle mass in running order shall be taxed at €10 per kg from 1,800 kg.

Operating Mass Tax 2022: sample amounts

Working mass in kg

Amount as at 1 January 2022

1,800

€0

1801

€10

1802

€20

1900

€1000

2000

€2000

The working order tax on the mass shall be €40,000 by adding the CO2 malus and the weight malus.

So if the CO2 malus for your vehicle is €40,000, the working order mass tax does not apply.

One simulator allows calculate tax amount.

The running mass of the vehicle shall be indicated in box G of the certificate of registration (carte grise).

Calculate the amount of the malus by weight (mass tax in running order)

Directorate of Legal and Administrative Information (Dila) - Prime Minister

Time between registration at the foreigner and in France

A reduction of the weight penalty shall apply if the 1st registration in France occurs 6 months or more after the registration in the foreigner.

The first foreigner registration is due in 2022.

The discount is 10 % per year since 1re registration

Large family

The families may benefit from a reduction of the malus to the weight of 200 kg per child within the limit of a single vehicle of 5 or more seats.

  FYI : a legal person may be reduced by 400 kg where the vehicle has 8 or more seats.

The cost of the Certificate of Registration (carte grise), which includes the weight tax in running order (minus weight), is included in the invoice if the dealer is responsible for the registration of the vehicle.

Otherwise, you pay the malus by weight when you make the vehicle registration approach on theCHILDREN.

That's the date of registration which counts, not the date of order or purchase.

You can use a simulator to calculate the cost of the carte grise:

Calculate carte grise Cost

Directorate of Legal and Administrative Information (Dila) - Prime Minister