Car Tax Calculator

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The Car Tax Calculator is easy to use. Enter the following information and you will see the calculation:

  • Which year you are taxing the car,
  • The fuel type,
  • The make of your car,
  • The model of the car,
  • The CO2 amount,
  • The vehicle list price (optional).

Once all of this data is inputted then simply press 'Calculate' button and see your results. The results give you the official figures on tailpipe CO2 emissions for your vehicle, the road tax in the first year and the typical road tax that you must pay from April 2017.

UK Road Tax / VED Calculator

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Tax bands for cars registered after April 2017

The Chancellor at the time (George Osborne) changed the way that tax was calculated from 8th July 2015. This means that effective from April 2017 onwards, the rates of Vehicle Excise Duty (VED) or road tax as it is commonly known, was altered. There are more exempt cars on the road in terms of electric cars so the other bands have been changed to reflect this.

From 1st April 2017 the new bands come into effect and any car registered after this date will be assessed according to the new rules. The CO2 emissions are the basis for the level of tax levied. Only cars that have no emission will be exempt and pay no car tax.

There will be a fee of £140 for all cars that are not classified as zero-emission after year one and the income generated for the government has been earmarked for improvements to the road network, in the form of road building and repairs to existing roads.

There are slightly different rules for new cars valued at over £40,000 –

  • In the first 5 years the road tax will be an extra £310 every year
  • After 5 years it will revert back to standard rates

Car Tax Rates from April 2017


CO2 Emissions


(g/km)

First Year Rate

Standard Rate


(year two onwards)

Premium Rate*

0

0

0

£310

1-50

£10

£140

£450

51-75

£25

£140

£450

76-90

£100

£140

£450

91-100

£120

£140

£450

101-110

£140

£140

£450

111-130

£160

£140

£450

131-150

£200

£140

£450

151-170

£500

£140

£450

171-190

£800

£140

£450

191-225

£1200

£140

£450

226-255

£1700

£140

£450

Over 255

£2000

£140

£450

* Cars above £40,000 pay £310 supplement for 5 years

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