Since the start of 2023, the average price of a tax horse has been just over €43. This average hides a disparity in prices at the regional level. This reality can be seen in the Pays de la Loire, in New Aquitaine and in the Hauts-de-France region, where the price of the tax horse has undergone a slight increase. In the Pays de la Loire, it rose to €51, €34.5 in Hauts-de-France and €45 in Nouvelle-Aquitaine. The increase in the amount of the fiscal horse leads to a slight increase in the 2023 gray card price in these 3 regions. However, prices remain unchanged in the other regions, with the exception of Martinique, where the price of a tax horse drops to €30, whereas it was set at €51 in 2022, an exceptional drop of €21. Corsica remains the region where the tax horse is at its lowest, namely €27.
Registration certificate: what is the cost?
Several elements enter into the definition of the cost of the registration certificate, including various taxes:
- The tax for the development of vocational training actions in transport or Y2 tax;
- The fixed tax Y4 (former management tax) of €11;
- The tax for polluting vehicles or Y3 tax;
- The regional tax or Y1 tax.
In addition to these various taxes, there is the fee for the delivery of the registration certificate, also called the Y5 tax.
It is the regional tax which is mainly involved in the increase in the price of the 2023 gray card. It is linked to the fiscal power of each vehicle. If you have two vehicles of the same type, 7 CV and 5 CV, the amount of the regional tax will be higher for the 1st vehicle, even if the gray card of the two vehicles is established in the same region. Remember that the price of the tax horse is not the same on the extent of the French territory, each region defines it at its convenience. The amount that the owner pays is therefore partly linked to his geographical location.
To determine the regional tax, you must multiply the price of the tax horse of the region by the tax horsepower of the vehicle.
Example: For a vehicle with a fiscal power of 7 horsepower, the regional tax to be paid in the Nouvelle-Aquitaine region will be calculated as follows: 7 x €45 = €315.
The transmission fee and the management fee are invariable and amount to €2.76 and €11 respectively. If it is a private car, it is exempt from the tax for the development of vocational training actions in transport. As for the tax on polluting vehicles (Y3), it is calculated taking into account the type of vehicle at your disposal, its power, its age and its CO2 emission rate.
Where to get your gray card?
The procedure for establishing the gray card has been simplified with the dematerialization of the procedures. Since 2017, the formalities are no longer carried out in the prefecture, but online on the internet. In addition to the documents to be provided, FranceConnect identifiers may be required. Note that documents may be required depending on the request (registration for used or new vehicle, gray card for imported vehicle, etc.). Payment can be made by credit card. If you do not complete the procedure on the ANTS, you have the option of going through an approved professional and paying for your gray card in several instalments by credit card.