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Find out the cost of taxing your vehicle using this guide on tax.


Tax rates displayed below are of vehicle tax bands showing vehicle tax rates for your vehicle including cars, motorcycles, trade vehicles and light goods vehicles.
Vehicles that were registered before the 1st March 2001 fall into just two vehicle tax band categories. Cars with an engine size of 1549cc or under were in the lower tax bracket. Vehicles that have an engine size over 1549cc are put into the higher rate.

All vehicles that were registered on or after the 1st March 2001 have their vehicle tax band based on CO2 emmissions to decide what rate of tax the road fund licence will be.
Using the vehicle tax bands shown below you can calculate the cost of your road tax for your vehicle. The vehicle tax bands tables contain the current rates of vehicle tax of vehicles applying for a vehicle licence from 1st March 2011. Vehicle tax codes are shown to help distinguish your vehicle tax.
Using the vehicle tax bands shown below you can calculate the cost of vehicle tax for your vehicle. Vehicle tax codes are shown to help distinguish your vehicle tax.


Vehicle tax bands
cars registered before 1st March 2001.

Rates are based on engine size either under 1549cc or over 1549cc.
Private and light goods vehicles (TC11)
Engine size (cc) 12 Months rate 6 Months rate
1549 or under £130.00 £71.50
Over 1549 £215.00 £118.25



Vehicle tax bands
Cars registered on or after 1st March 2001.

Road tax for cars registered on or after 1st March 2001 are calculated using fuel type and CO2 emissions. Vehicle tax rates for cars registered on or after 1 March 2001 are split into 13 bands depending on CO2 emissions. The amount you'll pay depends on which band your car is in. The lower a car’s emissions are, the lower the vehicle tax band is and the cheaper your tax disc license will be . Rates of vehicle tax shown are for petrol and diesel cars already registered.
Petrol cars (TC48) and diesel cars (TC49).
Band CO2 emission (g/km) 12 Months rate 6 Months rate
A Up to 100 £0.00 Not available
B 101 - 110 £20.00 Not available
C 111 - 120 £30.00 Not available
D 121 - 130 £95.00 £52.25
E 131 - 140 £115.00 £63.25
F 141 - 150 £130.00 £71.50
G 151 - 165 £165.00 £90.75
H 166 - 175 £190.00 £104.50
I 176 - 185 £210.00 £115.50
J 186 - 200 £235.00 £129.25
K* 210 - 225 £245.00 £134.75
L 226 - 255 £445.00 £244.75
M Over 255 £460 £253.00
* Band K includes cars that have a CO2 figure over 225g/km but were registered before 23 March 2006

Vehicle tax bands
Alternative fuel cars registered on or after 1st March 2001.

Alternative fuel cars (TC59)
Band CO2 emission (g/km) 12 Months rate 6 Months rate
A Up to 100 £0.00 Not available
B 101 - 110 £10.00 Not available
C 111 - 120 £20.00 Not available
D 121 - 130 £85.00 £46.75
E 131 - 140 £105.00 £57.75
F 141 - 150 £120.00 £66.00
G 151 - 165 £155.00 £85.25
H 166 - 175 £180.00 £99.00
I 176 - 185 £200.00 £110.00
J 186 - 200 £235.00 £129.25
K* 210 - 225 £250.00 £137.50
L 226 - 255 £435.00 £239.25
M Over 255 £450.00 £247.50
* Band K includes cars that have a CO2 figure over 225g/km but were registered before 23 March 2006


Vehicle tax bands
New cars registered on or after 1st April 2010.

From 1 April 2010, anyone buying a new car will pay a different rate of vehicle tax for the first tax disc. These are known as 'first year rates'. From the second tax disc onwards, the standard rate of vehicle tax will apply. This will send a stronger signal to the buyer about the environmental implications of their car purchase and will only apply to new cars, not already registered cars. Please note that the rates in the table below are only payable for a vehicle’s first tax disc taken out at first registration. All other tax discs will be charged according to the standard rate tables shown above.
Petrol cars (TC48) and diesel cars (TC49)
Band CO2 emission (g/km) 12 Months rate 6 Months rate
A Up to 100 £0.00 Not available
B 101 - 110 £0.00 Not available
C 111 - 120 £0.00 Not available
D 121 - 130 £0.00 Not available
E 131 - 140 £115.00 £63.25
F 141 - 150 £130.00 £71.50
G 151 - 165 £165.00 £90.75
H 166 - 175 £265.00 Not available
I 176 - 185 £315.00 Not available
J 186 - 200 £445.00 Not available
K 210 - 225 £580.00 Not available
L 226 - 255 £790.00 Not available
M Over 255 £1000.00 Not available


Vehicle tax bands
New cars using alternative fuel registered on or after 1st April 2010.

Alternative fuel cars (TC59)
Band CO2 emission (g/km) 12 Months rate 6 Months rate
A Up to 100 £0.00 Not available
B 101 - 110 £0.00 Not available
C 111 - 120 £0.00 Not available
D 121 - 130 £0.00 Not available
E 131 - 140 £105.00 £57.75
F 141 - 150 £120.00 £66.00
G 151 - 165 £155.00 £85.25
H 166 - 175 £255.00 Not available
I 176 - 185 £305.00 Not available
J 186 - 200 £435.00 Not available
K 210 - 225 £570.00 Not available
L 226 - 255 £780.00 Not available
M Over 255 £990.00 Not available



Vehicle tax bands for all other vehicles

The following tax bands are for vehicles registered on or after 1 March 2001 (not over 3,500kg revenue weight)

Light goods vehicles (TC39)
Vehicle 12 Months rate 6 Months rate
Light goods vehicle £210.00 £115.50




The following tax bands are for vehicles registered between 1 March 2003 and 31 December 2006 only (not over 3,500kg revenue weight)

Euro 4 light goods vehicles (TC36)
Vehicle 12 Months rate 6 Months rate
Euro 4 Light goods vehicle £130.00 £71.50




The following tax bands are for vehicles registered between 1 January 2009 and 31 December 2010 only (not over 3,500kg revenue weight)

Euro 5 light goods vehicles (TC36)
Vehicle 12 Months rate 6 Months rate
Euro 5 Light goods vehicle £130.00 £71.50



Motorcycle tax bands

(TC17)
Engine size (cc) 12 Months rate 6 Months rate
150 or under £16.00 Not available
151 - 400 £35.00 Not available
401 - 600 £53.00 £29.15
Over 600 £74.00 £40.70



Tricycle tax bands

(TC50) (not over 450kg unladen)
Engine size (cc) 12 Months rate 6 Months rate
Tricycle 150 or under £16.00 Not available
Tricycle 151 or over £74.00 £40.70



Trade license tax bands

Vehicle 12 Months rate 6 Months rate
All vehicles £165.00 £90.75
Bicycles (only) not over 450kg £74.00 £40.70
Tricycles (only) not over 450kg £74.00 £40.70