TAX RATES - CAR TAX
Car tax, formally
known as Vehicle Excise Duty, is a tax on motorists. For vehicles registered before
March 2001, it was raised by £5 to £165/year (or £92.50/6months)
for private vehicles (light vans, cars, taxis etc.) in May 2002. A reduced rate
is payable for cars with a smaller engine size. Vehicles with an engine smaller
than 1549cc benefit from a £55 reduction in VED, paying only £110/year
or £60.25/6 months.
The tax payable
on vehicles registered after March 1, 2001 is based on a six-band scale linked
to carbon dioxide emission.
The DVLA's Rates
of Vehicle Excise Duty shows the range of rates payable. The Vehicle Certification
Agency has a calculator
that will allow you to work out which band your vehicle falls into.
to the main tax rates menu