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Rates of Vehicle Excise Duty

Calculate the cost of vehicle tax for your vehicle using the tax tables below.

The tables contain rates of vehicle tax for all vehicle types, from cars to lorries, together with taxation class codes to distinguish them.

Changes to the rates and taxation classes are sometimes made following a budget statement. When this happens, the information provided in the tax tables will be updated as soon as possible. In the meantime, you may need to check with the Post Office® or your nearest Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) local office for the correct rate of vehicle tax.

All rates of vehicle tax shown take effect for vehicle licences commencing 1 April 2005.

The way vehicle tax is calculated will change for cars and some motor homes that are first registered with DVLA from 1 April 2017.

The cost of vehicle tax for cars, motorcycles, light goods vehicles and trade licences

Vehicle taxation classes in the table:

If you are thinking of buying a brand new car, you can find out the CO2 value, by searching the car emissions database.

The cost of vehicle tax for buses and larger vehicles

Vehicle taxation classes in the table:

The cost of vehicle tax for large rigid and articulated goods vehicles

Vehicle taxation classes in the table:

Reduced pollution taxation class for drivers of larger vehicles and buses

Drivers of larger vehicles and buses can tax their vehicles in one of the reduced pollution classes when they produce a valid reduced pollution certificate. This is a vehicle tax incentive introduced by the Government to help tackle the problem of traffic pollution, which damages the environment and health.

Private use of a heavy goods vehicle

If you use a heavy goods vehicle for private means or for driver training purposes, you can tax your vehicle in the private heavy goods (P/HGV) taxation class. Vehicle tax is charged at a flat rate, irrespective of the weight or wheel plan of the vehicle. To tax your vehicle as P/HGV, you need to apply to a DVLA local office using form V85 together with supporting documentation.

Vehicles exempt from paying vehicle tax

Certain vehicles are exempt from paying vehicle tax. However, these vehicles must display a vehicle tax disc, which is renewed annually.

Vehicle Tax Rates

The following tables give the rates of vehicle tax for tax discs taken out from 1 April 2013. Please refer to your Registration Certificate (V5C) or new keeper details section (V5C/2) for the technical details of your vehicle.

Standard Rates – The following table contains the rates of vehicle tax for already registered cars.
Cars registered on or after 1 March 2001 based on CO2 emissions and fuel type Petrol Car (Tax Class 48) and
Diesel Car (Tax Class 49)
Alternative fuel car
(Tax Class 59)
BandsCO2 emission figure
(g/km)
12 monthsSix months12 monthsSix months
Band A
Band B
Band C
Band D
Band E
Band F
Band G
Band H
Band I
Band J
Band K*
Band L
Band M
Up to 100
101 to 110
111 to 120
121 to 130
131 to 140
141 to 150
151 to 165
166 to 175
176 to 185
186 to 200
201 to 225
226 to 255
Over 255
£0
£20
£30
£110
£130
£145
£185
£210
£230
£270
£295
£500
£515
-
-
-
£60.50
£71.50
£79.75
£101.75
£115.50
£126.50
£148.50
£162.25
£275
£283.25
£0
£10
£20
£100
£120
£135
£175
£200
£220
£260
£285
£490
£505
-
-
-
£55
£66
£74.25
£96.25
£110
£121
£143
£156.75
£269.50
£277.75

*Band K includes cars that have a CO2 emission figure over 225g/km but were registered before 23 March 2006.
First Year Rates – From 1 April 2010, anyone buying a new car will pay a different rate of vehicle tax for the first tax disc.
From the second tax disc onwards, the standard rate of vehicle tax will apply.
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 should be charged according to the standard rate table shown above.


First Year Rates for cars registered on or after 1 April 2010 based on CO2 emissions and fuel type Petrol car (Tax Class 48) and Diesel car (Tax Class 49)Alternative fuel car (Tax Class 59)
BandsCO2 emission figure
(g/km)
12 monthsSix months12 monthsSix months
Band A
Band B
Band C
Band D
Band E
Band F
Band G
Band H
Band I
Band J
Band K
Band L
Band M
Up to 100
101 to 110
111 to 120
121 to 130
131 to 140
141 to 150
151 to 165
166 to 175
176 to 185
186 to 200
201 to 225
226 to 255
Over 255
£0
£0
£0
£0
£130
£145
£185
£300
£355
£500
£650
£885
£1,120
-
-
-
-
£71.50
£79.75
£101.75
-
-
-
-
-
-
£0
£0
£0
£0
£120
£135
£175
£290
£345
£490
£640
£875
£1,110
-
-
-
-
£66
£74.25
£96.25
-
-
-
-
-
-

Private or light goods vehicles (PLG)
Tax Class 11

(goods vehicles weighing no more than 3500kg)
12 monthsSix months
Not over 1549cc
Over 1549cc
£145
£235
£79.75
£129.25

Light goods vehicles Tax Class 39
(weighing no more than 3500kg)
12 monthsSix months
Vehicles registered on or after 1 March 2001
£230£126.50

Euro 4 light goods vehicles Tax Class 36
(weighing no more than 3500kg)
12 monthsSix months
Vehicles registered between 1 March 2003 and 31 December 2006 and which are Euro 4 compliant
£140£77

Euro 5 light goods vehicles Tax Class 36
(weighing no more than 3500kg)
12 monthsSix months
Vehicles registered between 1 January 2009 and 31 December 2010 and which are Euro 5 compliant
£140£77

Motorcycles
(weighing no more than 450kg unladen)
Tax Class 17 Motorcycles (with or without sidecar)
12
months
Six
months
Not over 150cc
151 to 400cc
401 to 600cc
Over 600cc
£17
£39
£60
£82
-
-
£33
£45.10
Tax Class 50
Tricycles
(weighing no more than
450kg without a sidecar)

(Tricycles weighing over 450kg must be taxed in the PLG class.)
Not over 150cc
All other tricycles
£17
£82
-
£45.10

Trade licences

12 monthsSix months
Trade licences available for all vehicles
Trade licences available only for:

• bicycles (weighing no more than 450kg without a sidecar)

• tricycles (weighing no more than 450kg without a sidecar)
£165

£82

£82
£90.75

£45.10

£45.10



VED and levy bands and rates for articulated vehicles and rigid vehicles without trailers – Tax Class 01 (Standard) and 45 (RPC) Note: Vehicles with a valid Reduced Pollution Certificate (RPC) are eligible for a VED reduction (less than 12,000kgs) or a grant (12,000kgs and over)
Key Table to Heavy Goods Vehicle (HGV) tax bands for rigid and articulated vehicles
HGV tax band
Standard (Tax Class 01)
12 monthsSix months
Reduced pollution (Tax Class 45)
12 monthsSix months
A0£165£90.75£160£88
B0£200£110£160£88


VED band and rateTotal VED and levy without RPCTotal VED, levy and RPC discount/grantVED rates
12 monthsSix months12 monthsSix months12 monthsSix months
A1£165£91£160£88.50£80£40
A2£169£93£164£90.50£84£42
A3£185£101£180£98.50£100£50
A4£231£124£226£121.50£146£73
A5£236£126.50£231£124£151£75.50
B1£200£110.50£160£90.50£95£47.50
B2£210£115.50£170£90.50£105£52.50
B3£230£125.50£190£105.50£125£62.50
C1£450£249£210£129£210£105
C2£505£276.50£265£156.50£265£132.50
C3£529£288.50£289£168.50£289£144.50
D1£650£360£280£175£300£150
E1£1200£664£700£414£560£280
E2£1249£688.50£749£438.50£609£304.50
F£1500£831£1000£581£690£345
G£1850£1025£1350£775£850£425

Levy bandsLevy ratesRPC discount/grant
12 monthsSix months12 monthsSix months
A£85£51£5£2.50
B£105£63£40£20
C£240£144£240£120
D£350£210£370£185
E£640£384£500£250
F£810£486£500£250
G£1000£600£500£250

Use the tables below to determine the total VED and levy payable for your vehicle based on the revenue weight and axle configuration e.g. A two axle rigid weighing 14,500 kgs pays B2 i.e. an annual rate of £210.

Note – Where a vehicle exceeds 44,000kgs the VED paid is equal to that for special types vehicles (£1,585 annual/£792.50 six months), levy band G applies (£1000/£600) and where applicable the maximum RPC grant is allocated (£500/£250).

Rigid goods vehicle
Revenue weight of vehicle, kgTwo axlesThree axlesFour or more axles
OverOver Not over
3,5007,500A0A0A0
7,50011,999B0B0B0
11,99914,000B1B1B1
14,00015,000B2B1B1
15,00019,000D1B1B1
19,00021,000D1B3B1
21,00023,000D1C1B1
23,00025,000D1D1C1
25,00027,000D1D1D1
27,00044,000D1D1E1


Tractive unit with two axles
Revenue weight of vehicle, kgTwo axlesThree axlesFour or more axles
OverOver Not over
3,50011,999A0A0A0
11,99922,000A1A1A1
22,00023,000A2A1A1
23,00025,000A5A1A1
25,00026,000C2A4A1
26,00028,000C2A4A1
28,00031,000D1D1A1
31,00033,000E1E1C1
33,00034,000E1E2C1
34,00038,000FFE1
38,00044,000GGG

Tractive unit with three or more axles
Revenue weight of vehicle, kgTwo axlesThree axlesFour or more axles
OverOver Not over
3,50011,999A0A0A0
11,99925,000A1A1A1
25,00026,000A3A1A1
26,00028,000A4A1A1
28,00029,000C1A1A1
29,00031,000C3A1A1
31,00033,000E1C1A1
33,00034,000E2D1A1
34,00036,000E2D1C1
36,00038,000FE1D1
38,00044,000GGE1


Rigid vehicles pulling trailers of over 4,000kg – Tax Class 02 (trailer)and 46 (RPC)
A rigid HGV of 12,000kg and over pulling a trailer over 4,000kg must pay a higher rate of tax and levy.
To calculate the amount, first look up the levy band for the vehicle in table T1.Then, look up the VED band and amount payable in table T3. To do so, you need to know whether the vehicle has road friendly suspension, the number of axles on the HGV (not on the trailer), the levy band, the trailer weight category, and the total weight of the HGV and the trailer. (Please note: If pulling a trailer of 4,000kg and under please use the tables on page 2).
Note – Where a table does not specify a VED rate for a particular vehicle combination, the maximum VED rate applies (£609 annual/£304.50 six months). The levy band and (where applicable) the RPC grant are as set out in tables T1 and T2.
Note – Where the total weight of the vehicle plus the trailer exceeds the maximum weights shown below, then VED, levy and RPC grant are all calculated based on the highest weight shown. This will be 40,000kg for a vehicle without road friendly suspension, or when the rigid HGV has two axles, and 44,000kg for other vehicle combinations. For these vehicles (ie rigid vehicles pulling trailers where the total weight exceeds maximum weights in the table), unlike for other HGVs, keepers must contact DVLA directly to tax the vehicle, otherwise incorrect VED/levy may be applied.

Table T1 – levy bands for rigid vehicles with trailers
Revenue weight of vehicle, kgTwo axles
Rigid
Three axles
Rigid
Four or more axles
Rigid
OverOver Not over
11,99915,000B(T)B(T)B(T)
15,00021,000D(T)B(T)B(T)
21,00023,000E(T)C(T)B(T)
23,00025,000E(T)D(T)C(T)
25,00027,000E(T)D(T)D(T)
27,00044,000E(T)E(T)E(T)

Levy band Levy rates RPC grant
12 monthsSix months12 monthsSix months
B(T)£135£81£40£20
C(T)£310£186£240£120
D(T)£450£270£370£185
E(T)£830£498£500£250

Table T3 – VED bands, rates and amounts payable for rigid vehicles with trailers with road friendly suspension


HGV axles (the rigid, not the trailer)Levy bandTrailer weight categoryTotal weight of HGV and trailer, not overVED band (letter) and rate (number)Total VED and levy without RPCTotal VED, levy and RPC grantVED ratesLevy rates
12 monthsSix months12 monthsSix months12 monthsSix months12 monthsSix months
TwoB(T)4,001-12,000kg27,000kgB(T)1 £365£196£325£176£230£115 £135£81
Over 12,000kg33,000kgB(T)3£430£228.50£390 £208.50£295£147.50£135£81
36,000kgB(T)6£536£281.50£496 £261.50£401£200.50£135 £81
38,000kgB(T)4£454 £240.50 £414£220.50£319£159.50£135£81
40,000kgB(T)7£579£303£539£283£444£222 £135£81
D(T)4,001-12,000kg30,000kgD(T)1 £815£452.50£445£267.50£365 £182.50£450£270
Over 12,000kg38,000kgD(T)4£880£485 £510 £300£430 £215£450£270
40,000kgD(T)5 £894£492 £524£307£444£222£450£270
ThreeB(T)4,001-12,000kg33,000kgB(T)1 £365£196£325£176£230£115 £135£81
Over 12,000kg38,000kgB(T)3£430 £228.50£390£208.50£295£147.50 £135£81
40,000kgB(T)5£527 £277£487 £257£392 £196 £135£81
44,000kgB(T)3 £430 £228.50£390£208.50£295 £147.50£135£81
C(T)4,001-12,000kg35,000kgC(T)1 £615 £338.50£375£218.50 £305£152.50£310£186
Over 12,000kg38,000kgC(T)2£680 £371£440 £251£370£185£310 £186
40,000kgC(T)3£702 £382£462£262£392£196£310 £186
44,000kgC(T)2 £680£371£440£251£370 £185 £310£186
D(T)4,001-10,000kg33,000kgD(T)1£815£452.50£445£267.50£365£182.50£450£270
36,000kgD(T)3£851£470.50 £481£285.50 £401£200.50£450£270
10,001-12,000kg38,000kgD(T)1 £815 £452.50 £445£267.50 £365£182.50£450£270
Over 12,000kg44,000kgD(T)4 £880£485£510£300£430£215£450 £270
FourB(T)4,001-12,000kg35,000kgB(T)1£365£196£325£176£230£115£135 £81
Over 12,000kg44,000kgB(T)3 £430£228.50 £390£208.50£295 £147.50£135£81
C(T)4,001-12,000kg37,000kgC(T)1£615£338.50£375£218.50 £305£152.50 £310£186
Over 12,000kg44,000kgC(T)2 £680 £371 £440 £251£370 £185 £310 £186
D(T)4,001-12,000kg39,000kgD(T)1£815£452.50 £445£267.50£365 £182.50£450£270
Over 12,000kg44,000kgD(T)4 £880 £485£510 £300£430£215 £450£270
E(T)4,001-12,000kg44,000kgE(T)1£1365 £765.50£865£515.50£535£267.50£830£498
Over 12,000kg44,000kgE(T)2 £1430£798£930 £548£600£300 £830£498
Table T3 – VED bands, rates and amounts payable for rigid vehicles with trailers with no road friendly suspension




HGV axles (the rigid, not the trailer)Levy bandTrailer weight categoryTotal weight of HGV and trailer, not overVED band (letter) and rate (number)Total VED and levy without RPCTotal VED, levy and RPC grantVED ratesLevy rates
12 monthsSix months12 monthsSix months12 monthsSix months12 monthsSix months
TwoB(T)4,001-12,000kg27,000kgB(T)1£365£196£325£176£230£115£135£81
Over 12,000kg31,000kgB(T)3£430£228.50£390£208.50£295£147.50£135£81
33,000kgB(T)6£536£281.50£496£261.50£401£200.50£135£81
36,000kgB(T)10£744£385.50£704£365.50£609£304.50£135£81
38,000kgB(T)7£579£303£539£283£444£222£135£81
40,000kgB(T)9£739£383£699£363£604£302£135£81
D(T)4,001-12,000kg30,000kgD(T)1£815£452.50£445£267.50£365£182.50£450£270
Over 12,000kg33,000kgD(T)4£880£485£510£300£430£215£450£270
36,000kgD(T)8£1059£574.50£689£389.50£609£304.50£450£270
38,000kgD(T)5£894£492£524£307£444£222£450£270
40,000kgD(T)7£1054£572£684£387£604£302£450£270
ThreeB(T)4,001-10,000kg29,000kgB(T)1£365£196£325£176£230£115£135£81
31,000kgB(T)2£424£225.50£384£205.50£289£144.50£135£81
10,001-12,000kg33,000kgB(T)1£365£196£325£176£230£115£135£81
Over 12,000kg36,000kgB(T)3£430£228.50£390£208.50£295£147.50£135£81
38,000kgB(T)5£527£277£487£257£392£196£135£81
40,000kgB(T)8£677£352£637£332£542£271£135£81
C(T)4,001-10,000kg31,000kgC(T)1£615£338.50£375£218.50£305£152.50£310£186
33,000kgC(T)4£711£386.50£471£266.50£401£200.50£310£186
10,001-12,000kg35,000kgC(T)1£615£338.50£375£218.50£305£152.50£310£186
Over 12,000kg36,000kgC(T)2£680£371£440£251£370£185£310£186
38,000kgC(T)3£702£382£462£262£392£196£310£186
40,000kgC(T)5£852£457£612£337£542£271£310£186
D(T)4,001-10,000kg31,000kgD(T)1£815£452.50£445£267.50£365£182.50£450£270
33,000kgD(T)3£851£470.50£481£285.50£401£200.50£450£270
35,000kgD(T)8£1059£574.50£689£389.50£609£304.50£450£270
10,001-12,000kg36,000kgD(T)1£815£452.50£445£267.50£365£182.50£450£270
37,000kgD(T)2£842£466£472£281£392£196£450£270
Over 12,000kg38,000kgD(T)4£880£485£510£300£430£215£450£270
40,000kgD(T)6£992£541£622£356£542£271£450£270
FourB(T)4,001-12,000kg35,000kgB(T)1£365£196£325£176£230£115£135£81
Over 12,000kg40,000kgB(T)3£430£228.50£390£208.50£295£147.50£135£81
C(T)4,001-12,000kg37,000kgC(T)1£615£338.50£375£218.50£305£152.50£310£186
Over 12,000kg40,000kgC(T)2£680£371£440£251£370£185£310£186
D(T)4,001-10,000kg36,000kgD(T)1£815£452.50£445£267.50£365£182.50£450£270
37,000kgD(T)5£894£492£524£307£444£222£450£270
10,001-12,000kg39,000kgD(T)1£815£452.50£445£267.50£365£182.50£450£270
Over 12,000kg40,000kgD(T)4£880£485£510£300£430£215£450£270
E(T)4,001-10,000kg38,000kgE(T)1£1365£765.50£865£515.50£535£267.50£830£498
40,000kgE(T)3£1434£800£934£550£604£302£830£498
0,001-12,000kg40,000kgE(T)1£1365£765.50£865£515.50£535£267.50£830£498


Tractive Unit with 3 or more axles used with a semi-trailer with three or more axles Over 41,000kgs Not over 44,000kgsTotal VED and levy without RPCTotal VED, levy and RPC grantVED ratesLevy ratesRPC grant
12 monthsSix months12 monthsSix months12 monthsSix months12 monthsSix months12 monthsSix months
£650£389£280£204£10£5£640£384£370£185


Those used to carry very large loads that cannot be separated – in conjunction with a Special Types General OrderTotal VED and levy without RPCTotal VED, levy and RPC grantVED ratesLevy ratesRPC grant
12 monthsSix months12 monthsSix months12 monthsSix months12 monthsSix months12 monthsSix months
£2,585£1,392.50£2,085£1,142.50£1,585£792.50£1,000£600£500
£250


Special vehicles Tax Class 14 (weighing over 3,500kg)

Showman’s goods, showman’s haulage, works trucks, digging machines, road rollers, mobile cranes and pumps
Non Direct Debit Direct Debit
12 monthsSix monthsSingle 12 month paymentTotal payable by 12 monthly instalmentsSingle six month payment
£165£90.75£165£173.25£86.63
Private HGV Tax Class 10 (weighing more than 3500kg)£165£90.75£165£173.25£86.63
Small island vehicles Tax Class 16£165£90.75£165£173.25£86.63

Buses Tax Class 34Reduced pollution buses Tax Class 38
Number of seats (including the driving seat)Non Direct DebitDirect DebitNon Direct DebitDirect Debit
12 monthsSix monthsSingle 12 month paymentTotal payable by 12 monthly instalmentsSingle six month payment12 monthsSix monthsSingle 12 month paymentTotal payable by 12 monthly instalmentsSingle six month payment
10 to 17
18 to 36
37 to 61
62 and over
£165
£220
£330
£500
£90.75
£121
£181.50
£275
£165
£220
£330
£500
£173.25
£231
£346.50
£525
£86.63
£115.50
£173.25
£262.50
£165
£165
£165
£165
£90.75
£90.75
£90.75
£90.75
£165
£165
£165
£165
£173.25
£173.25
£173.25
£173.25
£86.63
£86.63
£86.63
£86.63

General haulage vehicles Tax Class 55Reduced pollution general haulage vehicles Tax Class 56
Non Direct DebitDirect DebitNon Direct DebitDirect Debit
12 months6 monthsSingle 12 month paymentTotal payable by 12 monthly instalmentsSingle six month payment12 months6 monthsSingle 12 month paymentTotal payable by 12 monthly instalmentsSingle six month payment
£350 £192.50£350£367.50£183.75£165£90.75£165£173.25£86.63

Recovery vehicles Tax Class 47OverNot overNon Direct DebitDirect Debit
12 monthsSix monthsSingle 12 month paymentTotal payable by 12 monthly instalmentsSingle six month payment
3,500kg
25,000kg
25,000kg
-
£165
£410
£90.75
£225.50
£165
£410
£173.25
£430.50
£86.63
£215.25




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