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Car Tax Bands Rates UK

Posted on the 03 May 2017 by Raza Laghari @CertaxFitzrovia

Depending on what the vehicles CO2 emissions the first time it gets registered then that will be the rate that you will have to pay on your car tax. It applies to all cars and some motorhomes. If your motorhome includes its CO2 emissions are included on the ‘type approval certificate’, this might be called a ‘certificate of conformity’ or ‘individual vehicle approval’ or if your motorhome is in the M1SP category (for this you would need to check with the dealer if you are unsure) then the tax would apply to you.

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Car Tax Bands Rates

Here is a table to show you the first tax payment when you register the vehicle and that the payments listed will cover your vehicle for 12 months:

CO2 Emissions (g/km) Petrol (TC48) and Diesel Cars (TC49) Alternative fuel cares (TC59)

0 £0 £0

1 – 50 £50 £0

51 – 75 £25 £15

76 – 90 £100 £90

91 – 100 £120 £110

101 – 110 £140 £130

111 – 130 £160 £150

131 – 150 £200 £190

151 – 170 £500 £490

171 – 190 £800 £790

191 – 225 £1,200 £1,190

226 – 255 £1,700 £1,690

Over 255 £2,000 £1,990

Any vehicles, if it is a car or a motorhome, with a list price of more than £40,000 then you will have to pay an extra £310 a year. You would only have to pay this rate for 5 years.

Car tax bands for 2017

Band CO2 Emissions Single 12-month payment Single 12-month payment by Direct Debit Total of 12 monthly instalments by Direct Debit Single 6 Month Payment Single month payment by Direct Debit

A Up to 100 £0 N/A N/A N/A N/A

B 101 – 110 £20 £20 £21 N/A N/A

C 111 – 120 £30 £30 £31.50 N/A N/A

D 121 – 130 £115 £115 £120.75 £63.35 £60.38

E 131 – 140 £135 £135 £141.75 £74.25 £70.88

F 141 – 150 £150 £150 £157.50 £82.50 £78.75

G 151 – 165 £190 £190 £199.50 £104.50 £99.75

H 166 – 175 £220 £220 £231 £121 £115.50

I 176 – 185 £240 £240 £252 £132 £126

J 186 – 200 £280 £280 £294 £154 £147

K* 201 – 225 £305 £305 £320.25 £167.75 £160

L 226 -255 £520 £520 £546 £286 £273

M Over 255 £535 £535 £561.75 £294.25 £288.88

*This includes cars with CO2 figure over 255g/km but were registered begore 23rd March 2006.

Cars and light goods vehicles that are registered before 1st March 2001. This rate of vehicle tax is based on it engine size.

Engine Size (cc) Single 12-month payment Single 12-month payment by Direct Debit Total of 12 monthly instalments by Direct Debit Single 6 Month payment Single 6-month payment by direct debit

Not Over 1549 £150 £150 £157.50 £82.50 £78.75

Over 1549 £245 £245 £257.25 £134.75 £128.63


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