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Vehicle tax appeals

You may apply for a revised tax decision or tax relief. Written claims for a revised decision regarding vehicle tax must be submitted to Traficom within three (3) years of the end of the tax period. Claims regarding additional tax must be submitted in writing within 60 days of the date on which the concerned party has been notified of the decision. Please note that the tax must be paid by the deadline regardless of appeal.

Tax adjustment 

The taxpayer or other party concerned may write to Traficom to seek a revised tax decision. You can deliver the claim for a revised decision by post, email or courier. No fees are charged for processing claims for a revised decision. 

The period for filing claims for a revised decision regarding vehicle tax is three (3) years from the end of the tax period during which the tax has been or should have been debited, or at least 60 days from the date on which the concerned party is notified of the decision, unless the matter is otherwise pending or settled by a decision on an appeal. 

Written claims for a revised decision regarding additional tax must be made within 60 days of the date immediately following the date on which the concerned party is notified of the decision

The claim for a revised decision must state:

· the applicant’s name,

· their contact details (address and telephone number)

· the decision for which you are seeking revision and

· the demands and supporting reasons.

Attach to your claim for a revised decision:

· the original or a copy of the decision for which revision is being sought and

· other documents supporting your claim for a revised decision.

The claim for a revised decision must be signed. A claim for a revised decision that is sent electronically does not need to be signed if the claim contains information about the sender and there is no reason to doubt the provenance or integrity of the document. Unless the representative is a lawyer or legal expert, the representative’s power of attorney must be attached. The claim for a revised decision must be delivered to Traficom before the deadline is reached.

Claims for a revised decision must be sent either by email to kirjaamo@traficom.fi or by post to Finnish Transport and Communications Agency Traficom  PO Box 320, FI-00059 TRAFICOM.

Tax relief 

Traficom may, on application, grant partial or complete exemption from, or postponement of, paid or payable vehicle tax and the interest payable on it. In special cases, the tax payment can either be granted exemption or postponed. Inability to pay is not an acceptable justification for tax relief.  Free-form tax relief applications can be sent either by email to kirjaamo@traficom.fi or by post to Finnish Transport and Communications Agency Traficom  PO Box 320, FI-00059 TRAFICOM

Cancelling prohibition of use

On application, Traficom may cancel a prohibition of use for a particularly weighty reason. 

The use of the vehicle may only be permitted if a court of law has decided to initiate a restructuring or debt adjustment procedure concerning the person having neglected tax payment, in which case the ruling of the district court must be included with the application. 

A prohibition of use may also be cancelled if it is deemed that the owner or holder of the vehicle did not or could not know about the unpaid tax and prohibiting the use of the vehicle may be considered unreasonable in the circumstances. The free-form applications can be sent either by email to kirjaamo@traficom.fi or by post to Finnish Transport and Communications Agency Traficom  PO Box 320, FI-00059 TRAFICOM