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VED Tax Rate Tables: DVLA Vehicle Tax Bands

This guide lists the Vehicle Excise Duty road tax rates for 2018 (and previous years). VED tax rate tables show the bands and rates for DVLA vehicle road tax and for different types of vehicles.

VED RATES 2018: Vehicle road tax rates are usually based on engine size or fuel type and CO2 emissions.

The registration date of the vehicle also affects DVLA tax rates.

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

As a rule, those vehicles that have lower CO2 emissions will also have lower road tax rates.

Note: You can also check vehicle tax rates online if you know the V5C vehicle registration details.

VED Rates for Vehicles Registered from April 1st 2017

New car tax rules apply for vehicles first registered on or after the 1st of April 2017. Vehicle CO2 emissions determine the amount of road tax you pay for the first 12 months.

CO2 Emissions (g/km carbon dioxide) Petrol (TC48) and Diesel Cars (TC49) Cars Using Alternative Fuels (TC59)
0 No Charge for Road Tax No Charge for Road Tax
1 - 50 £10 No Charge for Road Tax
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
More than 255 £2,000 £1,990

Note: The 6-month payment plan does not apply during the first DVLA road tax year of the vehicle. The amount of road tax you pay each year afterwards depends on what type of fuel your vehicle uses.

Road Tax on New Vehicles Costing over £40,000

What happens the first time you tax a vehicle on or after the 1st of April 2017? New road tax rules apply to vehicles with a list price more than £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.

Important Information iconYou can check the list price with your car dealer. They will help you determine how much vehicle excise duty road tax you need to pay.

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

Vehicle Fuel Type Standard Annual Rate Additional Rate Total Road Tax
Electric No Charge for Road Tax £310 £310
Alternative Fuel £130 £310 £440
Petrol or Diesel Fuel £140 £310 £450

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

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

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)

Band 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 No Charge Not available Not available Not available Not available
B 101-110 £20 £20 £21 Not available Not available
C 111-120 £30 £30 £31.50 Not available Not available
D 121-130 £115 £115 £120.75 £63.25 £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 £520 £286 £273
M Over 255 £535 £535 £535 £294.25 £280.88

VED Bands for Alternative Fuel Car (TC59)

Band 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 No Charge Not available Not available Not available Not available
B 101-110 £10 £10 £10.50 Not available Not available
C 111-120 £20 £20 £21 Not available Not available
D 121-130 £105 £105 £110.25 £57.75 £55.13
E 131-140 £125 £125 £131.25 £68.75 £65.63
F 141-150 £140 £140 £147 £77 £73.50
G 151-165 £180 £180 £189 £99 £94.50
H 166-175 £210 £210 £220.50 £115.50 £110.25
I 176-185 £230 £230 £241.50 £126.50 £120.75
J 186-200 £270 £270 £283.50 £148.50 £141.75
K* 201-225 £285 £285 £309.75 £162.25 £154.88
L 226-255 £490 £490 £535.50 £280.50 £267.75
M Over 255 £505 £505 £551.25 £288.75 £275.63

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

Cars and Light Goods Vehicles Registered before 1st of March 2001

Vehicle Excise Duty road tax gets 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)
Not over 1549 £150 £150 £157.50 £82.50 £78.75
Over 1549 £245 £245 £257.25 £134.75 £128.63

Other Vehicle VED Bands

Light Goods Vehicles (TC39)

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).

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 £240 £240 £252 £132 £126

Motorcycle with or without Sidecar (TC17)

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 £18 £18 £18.90 Not available Not available
151 - 400 £41 £41 £43.05 Not available Not available
401 - 600 £62 £62 £65.10 £34.10 £32.55
Over 600 £85 £85 £89.25 £46.75 £44.63

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 £18 £18 £18.90 Not available Not available
All other tricycles £85 £85 £89.25 £46.75 £44.63

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 £46.75
January December 12 months £165 £85
February December 11 months £165 £85
March December 10 months £151.25 £77.90
April December 9 months £136.10 £70.10
May December 8 months £121 £62.35
June December 7 months £105.85 £54.54
July December 6 months car tax £90.75 £46.75
August June 11 months £165 £85
September June 10 months £151.25 £77.90
October June 9 months £136.10 £70.10
November June 8 months £121 £62.35
December June 7 months £105.85 £54.54

Note: The month you apply determines whether you can get a motor trade licence for 6 or 12 months.

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