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Vehicle Tax Costs

 

How do I find out the tax rate for my vehicles?

For cars and some motorhomes registered on (or after) 1st April 2017, the vehicle tax rate is based on it's CO2 emissions the first time it's registered.

If your vehicle was registered before 1st April 2017 visit this page to find out how your tax rate is calculated.


Motorhomes are included if both of the following apply :

  • it's in the M1SP category
  • its CO2 emissions are included on the "type approval certificate" (aka "certificate of conformity" aka "individual vehicle approval")

If that's not the case your motorhome will be taxed in another fashion (see above link).


First tax payment when you register the vehicle

The first payment (made at the time of first registration) covers your vehicle for 12 months.

You have to pay a higher rate for diesel cars that don't meet the Real Driving Emissions 2 (RDE2) standard for nitrogen oxide emissions.

CO2 emissions (g/km) Petrol cars or diesel cars that meet RDE2 All other diesel cars Alternative fuel cars
0 £0 £0 £0
1 - 50 £10 £25 £0
51 - 75 £25 £105 £15
76 - 90 £105 £125 £95
91 - 100 £125 £145 £115
101 - 110 £145 £165 £135
111 - 130 £165 £205 £155
131 - 150 £205 £515 £195
151 - 170 £515 £830 £505
171 - 190 £830 £1,240 £820
191 - 225 £1,240 £1,760 £1,230
226 - 255 £1,760 £2,070 £1,750
Over 255 £2,070 £2,070 £2,060

Second tax payment onward

Alternative fuel vehicles include hybrids, bioethanol and liquid petroleum gas.

  Petrol or diesel Electric Alternative
Single 12 month payment £140 £0 £130
Single 12 month payment by DD £140 N/A £130
Total of 12 monthly payments by DD £147 N/A £136.50
Single 6 month payment £77 £0 £71.50
Single 6 month payment by DD £73.50 N/A £68.25

Vehicles with a list price of more than £40,000

You have to pay an extra £310 a year if you have a car or motorhome with a "list price" (the published price before any discounts) of more than £40,000.

You only have to pay this rate for 5 years (from the second time the vehicle is taxed).

  Petrol or diesel Electric Alternative
Single 12 month payment £450 £310 £440
Single 12 month payment by DD £450 £310 £440
Total of 12 monthly payments by DD £472.50 £325.50 £462
Single 6 month payment £247.50 £170.50 £242
Single 6 month payment by DD £236.25 £162.75 £231

Last updated: Tuesday 31st July 2018

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