Car Tax Checker

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Want to check your Car tax due date?

We can help you check your Car tax date and manage everything car-admin related with just your car’s registration number,  helping you avoid fines of up to £1,000.

Are you aware of the car tax rates in the UK?

There are different car tax bands for vehicles registered on or after 1st April 2017, between 1st March 2001 and 31st March 2017 and before 1st March 2001:

Car tax rates for cars and motorhomes registered on or after 1st April 2017

The first-year rate for these vehicles is based solely on official CO2 figures. A flat standard rate of £140 is applicable to all vehicles, apart from vehicles with zero CO2 emissions which do not pay a penny.

Vehicles with a list price of £40,000 and above must pay an additional £310 annually for the first five ‘standard rate years’. Meanwhile alternative fuel cars i.e. those in tax class 59, will pay £10 less than first-year and standard rates.
Car tax rates for cars and motorhomes registered between 1st March 2001 and 31st March 2017

Your vehicle will fall into one of the various car tax rate bands below, based on official CO2 emissions figures.

There are different rates for brand-new vehicles in their first year, which is the ‘showroom tax’ implemented in 2010. The tax rate then reverts to the standard rate in the second year.

1 12-month single payment rate. Alternative fuel car (tax class 59) discounts are: 2015/16 £10 all cars, 2016/17 £10 all cars 2017/18 £10 all cars, 2018/19 £10 all cars.

2 Included cars producing over 225g/km and first registered between 1 March 2001 and 23 March 2006.

Car tax rates for cars first registered before 1st March 2001

Car tax rates for these vehicles are based on engine size. This is because official CO2 emission figures are not readily available. Go by the following rates as a rule of thumb:

1549cc or smaller: £155 a year (2018/19 car tax rate)
Bigger than 1549cc: £255 a year (2018/19 car tax rate)

Did you know your prize classic car could now be exempt from Car tax

Changes in the rule now mean that vehicles built before 1st January 1978 over 40 years, are now exempt from UK car tax from 1st April 2018.

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