The series of the taxation of the pick-up kept the professionals of the sector in suspense until the last days of 2018: will tax or not tax the pick-up? Finally, on December 20, the members of the Finance Committee of the National Assembly agreed to distinguish the pick-ups according to the number of passengers they carry, the mention on the gray card being proof. As a result, since July 1, 2019, five-seater pick-ups are subject to the same taxes as any other passenger or utility vehicle. The other pick-ups remain exempt from TVS and ecological penalties.
With the exception of the five-seater pick-up, utility vehicles are exempt from penalties.
The pick-up saw its sales double in France in the space of two years, to exceed for the first time the mark of 20,000 sales in 2017. Bercy had to be moved by it. The Ministry had therefore resolved to tax individuals and city dwellers who circulate in a pickup not to meet the constraints of their professional activity, but to escape an ecological penalty that they consider prohibitive on large four-wheel drive vehicles. .
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“Pick-ups (more and more often luxury) often emit nearly 200 grams of