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DVLA Vehicle Tax Bands Table

Check the list of Vehicle Excise Duty road tax rates for 2019 (and previous years). VED tables show the bands for DVLA vehicle road tax bands for different types of vehicles.

Vehicle road tax rates are usually based on engine size or fuel type and CO2 emissions. The first registration date of the vehicle will also affect DVLA tax rates in United Kingdom.

VED Rates 2019 | Vehicle Tax Table of Contents

Vehicle Excise Duty tax rates divide into several DVLA vehicle tax bands.

As a rule, cars, vans, and motorcycles with lower CO2 emissions also have lower vehicle tax rates.

Note: You can also check vehicle tax rates online providing you have the information and details from the V5C vehicle registration document.

Cars Registered Since 1st of April 2017

From April 1st 2017 the rate you pay on cars is now based on vehicle CO2 emissions (at the time the car is first registered). The new rule also applies to certain kinds of motorhomes, such as those where (both):

Note: There is a different way to pay road fund licence if you have a different kind of motorhome (see below).

First Road Tax Payment (after registering a vehicle)

Some diesel cars will not meet the Real Driving Emissions 2 (RDE2) standard for nitrogen oxide emissions.

In this case, you would have to pay the higher rate. Check with the car manufacturer to confirm whether the diesel car tax bands of the RDE2 standard will apply to yours.

CO2 Emissions (g/km) Diesel Cars (TC49) meeting the RDE2 standard and Petrol Cars (TC48) All Other Diesel Cars (TC49) Alternative Fuel Cars (TC59)
0 No Charge for Road Tax No Charge for Road Tax No Charge for Road Tax
1 to 50 £10 £25 No Charge for Road Tax
51 to 75 £25 £105 £15
76 to 90 £110 £130 £100
91 to 100 £130 £150 £120
101 to 110 £150 £170 £140
111 to 130 £170 £210 £160
131 to 150 £210 £530 £200
151 to 170 £530 £855 £520
171 to 190 £855 £1,280 £845
191 to 225 £1,280 £1,815 £1,270
226 to 255 £1,815 £2,135 £1,805
255 and above £2,135 £2,135 £2,125

Note: Current payment shown in the vehicle tax table would cover the car or motorhome for 12 months.

Vehicle Tax Rates for Second Payment Onward

Vehicle Fuel Type Single 12 Month Payment Single 12 Month Payment (Direct Debit) Total of 12 Monthly Instalments (Direct Debit) Single 6 Month Payment Single 6 Month Payment (Direct Debit)
Petrol or Diesel £145 £145 £152.25 £79.75 £76.13
Electric No charge N/A N/A No charge N/A
Alternative £135 £135 £141.75 £74.25 £70.88

Road Tax on New Vehicles Costing £40,000+

What happens the first time you tax a vehicle on or after the 1st of April 2017? New UK-wide road tax rules apply to vehicles with a list price over £40,000.

The list price refers to the published price and before any discounts get applied to the sale. In this case you would pay the VED tax rate based on the vehicle CO2 emissions.

Road tax rules change once more after the first 12 months. VED tax bands are then based on the fuel type that the vehicle uses with an additional rate of £310 per year.

The additional rate will continue for the following five (5) consecutive years. The rate then returns to the standard annual rate depending on what type of fuel your vehicle uses.

Vehicle Fuel Type Single 12 Month Payment Single 12 Month Payment (Direct Debit) Total of 12 Monthly Instalments (Direct Debit) Single 6 Month Payment Single 6 Month Payment (Direct Debit)
Petrol or Diesel £465 £465 £488.25 £255.75 £244.13
Electric £320 £320 £336 £176 £168
Alternative £455 £455 £477.75 £250.25 £238.88

Important InformationCheck car tax price listing with the dealer to be sure how much Vehicle Excise Duty road tax to pay.

Note: A definition of alternative fuel vehicles would include bioethanol, hybrids, and liquid petroleum gas.

Cars Registered from 1st March 2001 to 31st March 2017

UK VED road tax rates get based on the fuel type and CO2 emissions. You can see the CO2 emission details on the vehicle V5C registration certificate.

Petrol Car (TC48) and Diesel Car (TC49)

VED Car Tax Bands CO2 (g/km) Single 12 Month Payment Single 12 Month Payment (Direct Debit) Total of 12 Monthly Instalments (Direct Debit) Single 6 Month Payment Single 6 Month Payment (Direct Debit)
A Up to 100 £0 £0 N/A N/A N/A
B 101 to 110 £20 £20 £21 N/A N/A
C 111 to 120 £30 £30 £31.50 N/A N/A
D 121 to 130 £125 £125 £131.25 £68.75 £65.63
E 131 to 140 £145 £145 £152.25 £79.75 £76.13
F 141 to 150 £160 £160 £168 £88 £84
G 151 to 165 £200 £200 £210 £110 £105
H 166 to 175 £235 £235 £246.75 £129.25 £123.38
I 176 to 185 £260 £260 £273 £143 £136.50
J 186 to 200 £300 £300 £315 £165 £157.50
K* 201 to 225 £325 £325 £341.25 £178.75 £170.63
L 226 to 255 £555 £555 £582.75 £305.25 £291.38
M 255 and above £570 £570 £598.50 £313.50 £299.25

VED Bands for Alternative Fuel Car (TC59)

VED Car Tax Bands CO2 (g/km) Single 12 Month Payment Single 12 Month Payment (Direct Debit) Total of 12 Monthly Instalments (Direct Debit) Single 6 Month Payment Single 6 Month Payment (Direct Debit)
A Up to 100 £0 N/A N/A N/A N/A
B 101 to 110 £10 £10 £10.50 N/A N/A
C 111 to 120 £20 £20 £21 N/A N/A
D 121 to 130 £115 £115 £120.75 £63.25 £60.38
E 131 to 140 £135 £135 £141.75 £74.25 £70.88
F 141 to 150 £150 £150 £157.50 £82.50 £78.75
G 151 to 165 £190 £190 £199.50 £104.50 £99.75
H 166 to 175 £225 £225 £236.25 £123.75 £118.13
I 176 to 185 £250 £250 £262.50 £137.50 £131.25
J 186 to 200 £290 £290 £304.50 £159.50 £152.25
K* 201 to 225 £315 £315 £330.75 £173.25 £165.38
L 226 to 255 £545 £545 £572.25 £299.75 £286.13
M 255 and above £560 £560 £588 £308 £294

Note: *Includes any cars with a CO2 figure more than 225 g/km registered before 23rd of March 2006.

Cars and Light Goods Registered before 1st March 2001

Vehicle Excise Duty road tax is based on the engine size.

Private or Light Goods (TC11)

Engine Size (cc) Single 12 Month Payment Single 12 Month Payment (Direct Debit) Total of 12 Monthly Instalments (Direct Debit) Single 6 Month Payment Single 6 Month Payment (Direct Debit)
Up to 1549 £160 £160 £168 £88 £84
Over 1549 £265 £265 £278.25 £145.75 £139.13

Other Vehicle VED Bands

Light Goods Vehicles (TC39)

Vehicle tax rates for vehicle registered on or after the 1st of March 2001 and not over 3,500kg revenue weight (aka maximum or gross vehicle weight).

Type of Vehicle Single 12 Month Payment Single 12 Month Payment (Direct Debit) Total of 12 Monthly Instalments (Direct Debit) Single 6 Month Payment Single 6 Month Payment (Direct Debit)
Light goods vehicle £260 £260 £273 £143 £136.50

Euro 4 Light Goods Vehicles (TC36)

Tax rates for vehicle registered between 1st of March 2003 and 31st of December 2006, Euro 4 compliant and not over 3,500kg revenue weight.

Type of Vehicle Single 12 Month Payment Single 12 Month Payment (Direct Debit) Total of 12 Monthly Instalments (Direct Debit) Single 6 Month Payment Single 6 Month Payment (Direct Debit)
Euro 4 light goods vehicles £140 £140 £147 £77 £73.50

Euro 5 Light Goods Vehicles (TC36)

Tax rates for vehicle registered between 1st of January 2009 and 31st of December 2010, Euro 5 compliant and not over 3,500kg revenue weight.

Type of Vehicle Single 12 Month Payment Single 12 Month Payment (Direct Debit) Total of 12 Monthly Instalments (Direct Debit) Single 6 Month Payment Single 6 Month Payment (Direct Debit)
Euro 5 light goods vehicles £140 £140 £147 £77 £77.30

Motorcycle Tax Rates TC17 (with or without sidecar)

Tax rates for vehicle registered on or after the 1st of March 2001 and not over 3,500kg revenue weight (aka maximum or gross vehicle weight).

Engine Size (cc) Single 12 Month Payment Single 12 Month Payment (Direct Debit) Total of 12 Monthly Instalments (Direct Debit) Single 6 Month Payment Single 6 Month Payment (Direct Debit)
Not over 150 £20 £20 £21 N/A N/A
151 - 400 £43 £43 £45.15 N/A N/A
401 - 600 £66 £66 £69.30 £36.30 £34.65
Over 600 £91 £91 £95.55 £50.05 £47.78

Tricycles (not over 450 kg unladen) (TC50)

Engine Size (cc) Single 12 Month Payment Single 12 Month Payment (Direct Debit) Total of 12 Monthly Instalments (Direct Debit) Single 6 Month Payment Single 6 Month Payment (Direct Debit)
Tricycle not over 150 £20 £20 £21 N/A N/A
All other tricycles £91 £91 £95.55 £50.05 £47.78

Motor Trade Licences

Month You Apply When Licence Expires Validity VED Rate (all vehicles) VED Rate (bicycles and tricycles)
January June 6 months car tax £90.75 £50.05
January December 12 months £165 £91
February December 11 months £165 £91
March December 10 months £151.25 £83.40
April December 9 months £136.10 £75.05
May December 8 months £121 £66.75
June December 7 months £105.85 £58.40
July December 6 months car tax £90.75 £50.05
August June 11 months £165 £91
September June 10 months £151.25 £83.40
October June 9 months £136.10 £75.05
November June 8 months £121 £66.75
December June 7 months £105.85 £58.40

Note: The month you apply determines whether you get a motor trade licence for 6 or 12 months. Using red diesel on public roads is illegal in the United Kingdom. You can report report red diesel used on public roads to HMRC or to the Fraud Hotline.


DVLA VED Vehicle Tax Bands and Rates in United Kingdom

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