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Automatic vehicle taxes in Avrios

Here you will learn how Avrios calculates the Vehicles Taxes

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Written by Bledar Syla
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Automatic car taxes for passenger cars

Avrios calculates car taxes for cars registered in Germany automatically (if the first registration is after July 1, 2009):

  • If you have already entered the taxes in the master data or in your leasing contract, we will of course not overwrite your value.

  • This applies to all cars where the fields first registration, engine capacity, fuel type and CO2 emission are available in the vehicle master data.

If these fields are not automatically set via VIN recognition, you can simply add them and Avrios will calculate the tax as well.

Automatic car taxes for commercial vehicles and trailers.

Avrios supports automatic vehicle tax for commercial vehicles and trailers registered in Germany. For these vehicle types, Avrios only needs a correct *total weight* to calculate the tax. If you have already entered the taxes in the master data or in your leasing contract, we will of course not overwrite your value.

However, there are some vans and trucks that are considered passenger cars for tax purposes in Germany. For these, the calculation of the taxes will be lower than it actually is. In this case, we recommend that you either enter the correct value yourself, or change the vehicle type from van/truck to car.

You can now check the automatic car tax by using the new filter "Source car tax" directly in the vehicle overview:

How are the KFZ taxes calculated?

German car taxes for passenger cars are calculated based on fuel type (Diesel/Otto Wankel), engine displacement, and CO2 emissions. For cars registered before 2014, the calculation takes into account the different allowance for CO2 emissions.

A detailed description of the car taxes can be found on the website of the German main customs office:

Our calculation is based on the official calculator of the Federal Ministry of Finance, which allows you to easily check the values in Avrios:

And if...?

...I already have my car taxes stored in Avrios?

If you have already entered the taxes in the master data or in your leasing contract, we will of course not overwrite your value. The same applies if you overwrite the automatically calculated value.

...I want to understand which vehicles have automatically calculated taxes?

You can always understand if the taxes for this vehicle have been calculated by Avrios or entered by you by means of the vehicle attribute "Source car tax": The value "automatic" means the tax was calculated by Avrios, "manual" means the value was entered by a user.

...the taxes are wrong?

Currently, the most common cause is that the consumption and emission values according to WLTP are not yet correctly supplied by DAT (Deutsch Automobil Treuhand). DAT has the following statement on this:

"We are already working on the consumption and emission values according to WLTP. It is expected that we will be able to supply these in the course of the year (2019). To do this, we will have to issue about 30 new fields in the technical data. We will certainly publish this accordingly in one of our upcoming newsletters and add to our SilverDAT interfaces compendium after implementation."

Please check, if the taxes in Avrios have been set automatically and differ from the taxes in your certificate, if the field "CO2 Emission" in Avrios matches the field in your vehicle certificate.

Check the value under the master data in Avrios:

To find out which vehicles are affected by the problem with incorrect values of DAT, you can filter your vehicle overview as follows: on the left under "Fleet" click on "Vehicles". Then you can select the filter "Origin gross list price" with "+ More filters" and then set "is equal" and "DAT". This way you will get an overview with all vehicles where the CO2 emission might not have been delivered correctly.

Go to the master data for the vehicle. Check the entry in the field "CO2 Emission" on the left side.

Check the value in your vehicle registration certificate:

The emission value is entered in the V.7 field. This emission value must match the CO2 Emission field in Avrios.

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