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Car Tax Bands

Enter your vehicle registration to check the vehicle tax rates of a vehicle.

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Current Car Tax Bands

Car Tax Bands are calculated differently depending on when your vehicle was registered.

Cars registered from April 2017

Cars registered from the 1st April 2017 have an initial vehicle tax rate for the first 12 months, followed by a different rate each year.

Initial tax payment

When taxing your vehicle for the first time, you’ll bay a tax rate depending on the vehicle emissions.

Emissions (g/km)Petrol and diesel cars (RDE2)Other dieselsAlternative fuel
0 £0£0£0
1-50£10£25£0
51-75£25£115£15
76-90£115£140£105
91-100£140£160£130
101-110£160£180£150
111-130£180£220£170
131-150£220£555£210
151-170£555£895£545
171-190£895£1,345£885
191-225£1,345£1,910£1,335
226-255£1,910£2,245£1,900
256+£2,245£2,245£2,235

After the first year

Cars registered from April 2017

Fuel type12 months tax6 months tax
Petrol / Diesel£155£85.25
Electric Vehicle£0£0
Alternative Fuel£145£152.25

Vehicles with a list price of over £40,000 have to pay an extra £335 per year (zero emission vehicles are excluded) for 5 years.

Cars registered from March 2001

Cars registered between March 2001 and April 2017 have a vehicle tax rate based on their CO2 emissions.

Petrol & Diesel cars

Band and CO2 emission12 months tax6 months tax
A: Up to 100g/km£0-
B: 101 to 110g/km£20-
C: 111 to 120g/km£30-
D: 121 to 130g/km£130£71.50
E: 131 to 140g/km£155£85.25
F: 141 to 150g/km£170£93.50
G: 151 to 165g/km£210£115.50
H: 166 to 175g/km£250£137.50
I: 176 to 185g/km£275£151.25
J: 186 to 200g/km£315£173.25
K*: 201 to 225g/km£340£187
L: 226 to 255g/km£585£321.75
M: Over 255g/km£600£330

Alternative fuel cars

Cars registered from March 2001

Band and CO2 emission12 months tax6 months tax
A: Up to 100g/km£0-
B: 101 to 110g/km£10-
C: 111 to 120g/km£20-
D: 121 to 130g/km£120£66
E: 131 to 140g/km£145£79.75
F: 141 to 150g/km£160£88
G: 151 to 165g/km£200£110
H: 166 to 175g/km£240£132
I: 176 to 185g/km£265£145.75
J: 186 to 200g/km£305£167.75
K*: 201 to 225g/km£330£181.50
L: 226 to 255g/km£575£316.25
M: Over 255g/km£590£324.50

Cars and vans registered before March 2001

Cars and light goods vehicles registered before March 2001 have a vehicle tax rate based on their engine size.

Engine size (cc)12 months tax6 months tax
1549cc or lower£170£93.50
More than 1549cc£280£154

Motorhomes

Motorhomes are taxed based on their gross weight.

Motorhomes that weigh 3.5 tonnes or less.

Engine size (cc)12 months tax6 months tax
1549cc or lower£170£93.50
More than 1549cc£280£154

Motorhomes that weigh more than 3.5 tonnes.

12 months tax6 months tax
£165£90.75

Motorhomes registered between April 2017 and 11th March 2020

Motorhomes in the M1SP category will pay a different rate of tax if the Co2 emissions are included on the type approval certificate.

Other vehicle tax rates

You should check the latest vehicle tax rates from the DVLA to confirm the tax band of your vehicle.