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Cost of Vehicle Tax for Cars & Light Goods Vehicles as at 1 April 2018 

These details are as published on the official government website direct.gov.uk

(i) Vehicle tax for cars registered on or after 1 March 2001 and before 31 March 2017
(ii) Light goods vehicles registered on or after 1 March 2001
(iii) 'First-year rates' effective from April 2018

Cars registered on or after 1 March 2001
For vehicles registered since 1 March 2001, the CO2 figure is show on the vehicle registration certificate (V5C).

(i) Vehicle tax for cars registered on or after 1 March 2001 and before 31 March 2017:
Band CO2 (g/km) 2017-2018 standard rate
Electric N/A  £0
A Up to 100 £0
B 101-110 £20
C 111-120 £30
D 121-130 £120
E 131-140 £140
F 141-150 £155
G 151-165 £195
H 166-175 £230
I 176-185 £250
J 186-200 £290
K* (see below) 201-225 £315
L 226-255 £540
M Over 255 £555
* Band K includes cars that have a CO2 figure over 225g/km but were registered before 23 March 2006. These cars will stay in band K.


Light Goods Vehicles (LGVs) - not over 3,500kg revenue weight
There is one vehicle tax rate for LGVs registered on or after 1 March 2001 except during the period specified below where a discount was given for Euro 4 emission standard LGVs.

(ii) Light goods vehicles registered on or after 1 March 2001 (except period below*):
Tax Class  2018 -2019 Rate 
Light Goods Vehicles (not over 3,500 kg revenue weight) £250
Light goods vehicles registered *between 1 March 2003 and 31 December 2006, where Euro 4 compliant: 
Euro 4 (not over 3,500 kg revenue weight) £140

 

 

 

 

New vehicle rates from 1 April 2017
The way vehicle tax is calculated will change for cars that are first registered with DVLA from 1 April 2017.

The change won’t affect any vehicles registered before April (see above rates).

From 1 April 2017 Vehicle tax for the first year is based on CO2 emissions:

 CO2 emissions (g/km)   Petrol (TC48) and diesel cars (TC49) 
 0   £0
 1 - 50    £10 
 51 - 75    £25 
 76 - 90    £105 
 91 - 100    £125 
 101 - 110   £145 
 111 - 130   £165 
 131 - 150    £205 
 151 - 170    £515   
 171 - 190    £830 
 191 - 225    £1,240 
 226 - 255    £1,760 
 Over 255    £2,070 


After the first year, the amount you pay each year depends on the type of fuel the vehicle uses: 

 Electric   Alternative (including Hybrid)    Petrol or diesel  
 £0  £130   £140


New vehicles registered from 1 April 2017, with a list price of more than £40,000

If a vehicle has a list price (the published price before any discounts) of more than £40,000, the rate of tax is based on CO2 for the first year (as table above).

After the first year, the rate depends on the type of vehicle (petrol, diesel, or zero emissions) and an additional rate of £310 a year for the next 5 years.

 Fuel type       
 Electric      £310
 Alternative (including Hybrid)       £440
 Petrol or diesel      £450


After those 5 years, the vehicle will then be taxed at one of the standard rates (£140 or £0, depending on vehicle type). 

For more information (including details for alternative fuel cars) visit https://www.gov.uk/browse/driving/vehicle-tax-mot-insurance

Further information
For the full report see the official government website www.direct.gov.uk or please telephone our sales team who will be assist you by explaining the different rates of vehicle tax. Firs Garage sales Tel. 01608 737349.