In order to provide basic infrastructural facilities, the Indian Government charges a road tax to the citizens of India. This is levied by the Government in order to maintain and build roads, highways, bridges, railways tracks, etc. The tax is usually collected in multiple ways and it is levied by both the State Government as well as the Central Government. This is because the road tax norms vary from State to State and hence it varies a little when you travel between the States in India.

So, while buying a vehicle, you are required to pay a certain amount of money as Road Tax to the Government of India in order to ply the vehicle on the Indian roads. It has been mandated to pay the road, according to the Motor Vehicle Taxation Act. 

Types of Road Tax in India

Various kinds of taxes are being levied on the vehicle by the respective state government as well as the Central Government. These kinds of taxes are the vital source of revenue for meeting the expenses for the central and state government. 

According to Section 39 of the Motor Vehicle Act, 1988, all motor vehicles are levied road tax as stated by the State and the Central Government, also the charges for registration and insurance for the vehicle. When you buy a new vehicle, two prices which mainly needs to be considered, one is the on-road price and the other is the ex-showroom price. Typically, the on-road price is around 10% higher when compared to the ex-showroom price of your vehicle.

Road Tax is compulsory on all types of vehicles both for private and commercial purposes. The road tax is levied by:

  • State Government –
    Once a year or for full lifetime tax for motor vehicles, like passenger and goods tax, applicable toll tax, State-specific VAT, etc.
  • Central Government
    Levies central excise customs duty, applicable GST and another extra cess basis the model and category of the vehicle, suitable central sales tax, etc.

Road tax calculator in India for 2 wheelers and 4 wheelers and how it is calculated

Every state in India has a different percentage and method to compute the Road Tax. However, the calculation of road tax or motor vehicle is dependent on the following factors:

  1. Vehicle and its seating capacity – whether it is a 5-seater vehicle or a 7-seater one.
    For example in Maharashtra, the Road tax calculatoris based on the seating capacity of the vehicle
  2. The type of vehicle and its engine capacity – whether it is 2-wheeler, 3-wheeler or 4-wheeler
    For example in Andhra Pradesh, the Road tax calculatoris based on the engine capacity of the vehicle for two-wheelers
  3. The vehicle and its age- the IDV of the vehicle varies according to the age and so does the road tax
    For example in Andhra Pradesh, the Road tax calculator is based on the age of the vehicle like for two-wheelers
  4. Vehicle’s weight – and the capacity of the engine. There are slabs of the engine capacity in CC for the road tax calculation purpose
    For example in Maharashtra, the Road tax calculatoris based on the engine capacity of the vehicle
  5. Purpose of usage– whether commercial or personal. The Road Tax varies according to the usage of the vehicle.

Road Tax Calculation

The Road Tax calculator in India can be found out by the following method as shown below:

  • Type of Vehicle: Four-Wheeler/ Two-Wheeler/ Electric
  • Type of Fuel- Petrol/ Diesel/ LPG/ CNG
  • Invoice Price
  • Purchase Date
  • Vehicle Number

Road Tax calculator in India is calculated by the RTA (Regional Transport Authority) or the RTO (Regional Transport Office) based on the price of the vehicle as stated in the invoice and vehicle’s age.

An example is shown below:

  1. Vehicle’s Price- INR 8,00,000
  2. Present Depreciated Value: INR 7,50,000
  3. Purchase Date:11/10/2014
  4. Then the Approximate Road Tax @ 14%: INR 105000

This is just an approximation for you to understand the basic calculation norms. However, the actual road tax varies from State to State in India.

Road Tax Norms in the Different States

We will now demonstrate to you the rules for a few states in India for your better understanding as to what are the road tax applicable for various kinds of vehicles for you to understand how the Road Tax calculator in India works.

  1. Delhi: The guidelines for vehicle tax in Delhi are as per the Delhi Motor Vehicle Taxation Act, 1962. The road tax for private or non-commercial vehicles is being paid once and for commercial and traveller vehicles, the road tax is paid monthly or bi-annually or annually. The percentage of tax for all private or non-commercial vehicles varies and the same is shown below:

    Four- Wheeler

    Four-Wheeler till INR 6 Lakhs

    Four-Wheeler >INR 6 Lakhs but <INR 10 Lakhs

    Four-Wheeler >INR 10 Lakhs

    4% of the vehicle’s cost price

    7% of the vehicle’s cost price

    10% of the vehicle’s cost price

    Two- Wheeler

    Two-Wheeler till INR 25000

    Two-Wheeler > INR 25000 but < INR 40000

    Two-Wheeler > INR 40000 but < INR 60000

    Two-Wheeler > INR 60000

    2% of the vehicle’s cost price

    4% of the vehicle’s cost price

    6% of the vehicle’s cost price

    8% of the vehicle’s cost price

  2. Maharashtra:The guidelines for road tax in Maharashtra is as per The Maharashtra Motor Vehicles Taxation Act, 1958. Few important parameters of Road tax for Maharashtra are as below:

    Vehicle’s Weight

    Amount (INR)

    < 750 kg

    INR 880

    > 6000kg but < 7500kg

    INR 3,450

    16500 kg

    INR 8,510

    > 16500 kg

    INR 375 OR 500 gm

    Schedule A (IV) (1) of the Maharashtra Motor Vehicles Taxation Act, 1958 describes the tax rate as per the class of the vehicle

    Vehicle Type

    Amount (INR)

    Two seaters including driver

    INR 160 for each seat/per year

    Six seaters including driver

    INR 600 for each seat/per year

  3. Tamil Nadu: The guidelines for road tax in Tamil Nadu are as per the Tamil Nadu Motor Vehicle Taxation Act, 1974. A few important parameters of the Road tax for Tamil Nadu is given in the table below.

    Percentage of Road Tax in Tamil Nadu

    Vehicle’s Age

    Vehicle Cost <INR 10 Lakhs

    Vehicle Cost >INR 10 Lakhs

    Recently Bought

    10% of the vehicle’s cost price

    15% of the vehicle’s cost price

    >4 years but < 5 years

    7.75% of the vehicle’s cost price

    12.75% of the vehicle’s cost price

    > 9 years but < 10 years

    6.50% of the vehicle’s cost price

    11.50% of the vehicle’s cost price

    >11 years

    6% of the vehicle’s cost price

    11% of the vehicle’s cost price

  4. Andhra Pradesh: The rules for road tax in Andhra Pradesh are as per the Andhra Pradesh Motor Vehicles Taxation Act, 1963. A few important parameters of Road tax for Andhra Pradesh is given in the table below.

    Percentage of Road Tax in Andhra Pradesh

    Four- Wheeler

    Vehicle’s Age

    Vehicle Cost <INR 10 Lakhs

    Vehicle Cost >INR 10 Lakhs

    Newly Bought

    12% of the cost price of the vehicle

    14% of the vehicle’s cost price

    >4 years but < 5 years

    9.5% of the vehicle’s cost price

    11.5% of the vehicle’s cost price

    > 9 years but < 10 years

    7% of the vehicle’s cost price

    9% of the vehicle’s cost price

    >12 years

    5.5% of the vehicle’s cost price

    7.5% of the vehicle’s cost price vehicle

    Two- Wheeler

    Vehicle’s Age

    Two Wheelers < 60CC

    Two Wheelers > 60CC

    Newly Bought

    9% of the vehicle’s cost price

    9% of the vehicle’s cost price

    >4 years but < 5 years

    5% of the vehicle’s cost price

    5% of the vehicle’s cost price

    > 9 years but < 10 years

    2% of the vehicle’s cost price

    2% of the vehicle’s cost price

    >11 years

    1% of the vehicle’s cost price

    1% of the vehicle’s cost price

Process for paying the Road tax

The easiest way to pay the road tax is by doing it online. You can visit the respective authorized website of the Motor Vehicle Department and do the needful. You have an option to visit the Regional Transport Office during the vehicle registration application and pay the road tax. In both offline and online cases, you can come to know about your vehicle’s road tax amount by visiting https://vahan.parivahan.gov.in/vahan/vahan/ui/eapplication/form and giving the details for your vehicles like state, type, and a class of your vehicle, date of registration, date of purchase and tax mode.

  • Offline Payment of Road Tax

    The vehicle dealer is typically the one who makes the initial payment of the road tax for your vehicle when you buy the vehicle. After the validity period of the 1st payment is over, you as the vehicle owner should go to the nearest RTO, correctly fill up the road tax form giving the personal details, and pay the amount of road tax by demand draft or cash with necessary documents.

  • Online Payment of Road Tax

    You can choose to pay the road tax online by going to the official Transport Department website of the state as mentioned above, where your vehicle was bought. You to fill in the Vehicle’s Registration Number with the Chassis number to pay the road tax online and therefore submit the same. The next step is to opt for the payment method of tax and complete the online payment.

Toll Tax

Toll tax is a mandatory payment to be made by the general public in highways. You may find a variance in the rates as each toll plaza is responsible for a particular distance of the respective road. This tax is exempted for certain classes of people namely the VIPs.

  • Rates of Toll Tax
  • Toll tax in India gets changed every year from 1st April which is created on the guidelines of the National Highways Fee (Determination of Rates and Collection Rules, 2008)

  • Policy for Toll Tax
  • The Toll Tax policy has been created on the National Highways Act, 1956 (48 of 1956) strategies and the National Highways Fee (Determination of Rates and Collection) Rules, 2008. Till the year 2016, there were around 390 toll tax plazas across many national highways in India for collecting the toll tax. As per the present rule, any road with 4 lanes with 6 lanes running previously comes under toll tax even if the highway is incomplete. And as of 2016, there is no other authority that is running autonomously for this type of taxation.

  • List of Toll Tax Exemption
  • As mentioned earlier, there the Toll Tax has a list of people in India who are relieved to pay the toll tax across India. Let us see who are those as below for your knowledge:

    • President of the country
    • Prime-Minister of the country
    • Vice-President of the country
    • Chief Justice of the country
    • State Governor of the country
    • Union Cabinet Minister
    • Parliament Member
    • Union Minister of State
    • Lieutenant Governor of any Union Territory of the country
    • Supreme Court Judge
    • Speaker of the Legislative Assembly of any state in India
    • Chief of Staff – a full General or equal rank
    • Chairman of the Legislative Council of any State
    • Chief Secretary to State Government
    • High Court Judge
    • Foreign VIP on a State visit
    • Commander in Army
    • Vice-Chief of Army Staff
    • Chief Justice of a High Court
    • Speaker of the House of People
    • A Member of the Legislative Board with identity proof in the borders of their respective State
    • The Secretary, House of People
    • Secretary to the Government of the country
    • A Member of Legislative Assembly of a State -inside borders of the state
    • Secretary of the Council of States
    • Awardees with the below honours:
      • Param Vir Chakra, Ashok Chakra
      • Maha Vir Chakra, Kirti Chakra
      • Vir Chakra
      • Shaurya Chakra

    Additionally, you must also know that there are vehicles as well which are exempted from the payment of toll tax which is as below:

    • Ambulance vehicles
    • Vehicle carrying a passenger or is from the Ministry of Defence. This includes people who are entitled to toll tax exemption as per the rules of the Indian Toll -Army and Air Force Act, 1901 and regulations
    • A vehicle which belongs to a Government agency or organization for survey purpose, scrutiny, necessary actions or creation of any structure and maintenance of the national highways
    • Central and State equipped forces in their uniform
    • A vehicle which belongs to the NHAI- National Highways Authority of India
    • Vehicle carrying an Executive Magistrate
    • Vehicles for fire-fighting
    • A Funeral van.

Details of Road Tax for each state in India

We will see in detail the amount and the rate of road tax for private non-transport vehicles in some of the main states in India. However, you must note that commercial vehicles also need to pay road tax in all states. Let us see the details one by one as below.

  • Road Tax in Andhra Pradesh
    In Andhra Pradesh, the main factors on which the road tax calculator is dependent on are vehicle age, engine capacity, the purpose of use, etc. You need to pay the applicable road tax at the time of registration and also this can be paid through the official website of the transport department of Andhra Pradesh. Table of road tax as mentioned above.
  • Road Tax in Assam
    Road Tax on Four-wheelers in Assam

    Cost of the Vehicle (INR)

    % of Road Tax

    < 3 lakhs

    3% of the vehicle’s cost price

    >3 lakhs but < 15 lakhs

    4% of the vehicle’s cost price

    > 15 lakhs but < 20 lakhs

    5% of the vehicle’s cost price

    >20 lakhs

    7% of the vehicle’s cost price

    Road Tax on Two-wheelers in Assam

    Category of Weight

    Amount of one-time Road Tax (INR)

    < 65 kg

    1500

    >65 kg but < 90 kg

    2500

    >90 kg but < 135 kg

    3500

    > 135 kg

    4000

  • Road Tax in Bihar

    Road Tax in Bihar is levied by the State Transport department in Bihar. The road tax calculator is based on aspects like type of fuel, the age of the vehicle, the weight of the vehicle, the capacity of the engine and also the capacity of seating, etc. You are allowed to pay the road tax for your vehicle visiting the respective RTO under whose jurisdiction your vehicle falls in.

  • Road Tax on Two-wheeler and Four-wheelers in Bihar

    The road tax for all four-wheelers is calculated by taking into consideration the cost price of the vehicle. Presently, the percentage of road tax in this state is 7%. For example, if your vehicle has an ex-showroom price of INR 5 lakhs, then you will have to pay a road tax of INR 35000.

    The road tax for two-wheeler is calculated the same way as a four-wheeler. 

  • Road Tax in Chhattisgarh

    Road tax in Chhattisgarh is imposed as per the Chhattisgarh Motoryan Karadhan Adhiniyam 1991 and is dependant on several conditions like vehicle class, the weight of the vehicle, passengers, price of the vehicle, etc. You need to pay a lifetime road tax in this state. You can go to the official website of the state and can pay the road tax. Let us see the table below:

    Road Tax on Four-wheelers in Chhattisgarh

    This is further categorized as new and old vehicles shown below.

    New Four-wheeler Vehicles

    Cost of the Vehicle (INR)

    % of Road Tax

    <= 5 lakhs

    5% of the vehicle’s cost price

    >5 lakhs

    6% of the vehicle’s cost price

    Old Four-wheeler Vehicles

    Weight of the Vehicle

    Age < 5 years

    Age >5 years & < 15 years (INR)

    >15 years (INR)

    < 800 kgs

    Present cost of the vehicle

    1 lakh

    50000

    >800 kgs & < 2000 kgs

    Present cost of the vehicle

    1.5 lakhs

    1 lakh

    > 2000 kgs

    Present cost of the vehicle

    6 lakhs

    3 lakhs

    Road Tax on Two-wheelers in Chhattisgarh

    This is again further categorized as new and old vehicles shown below.

    New Tow-wheeler Vehicles

    Type of the Vehicle

    5 of Road Tax

    Motorcycles

    4% of the vehicle’s cost price

    Old Two-wheeler Vehicles

    Weight of the Vehicle

    Age < 5 years

    Age >5 years & < 15 years (INR)

    >15 years (INR)

    < 70 kgs

    The present cost of the vehicle

    8000

    6000

    >70 kgs

    The present cost of the vehicle

    15000

    8000

    Present cost of the vehicle

    20000

    10000

    NA

    The present cost of the vehicle

    30000

    15000

    NA

     

  • Road Tax in Chandigarh

    Like all other states, road tax in Chandigarh is compulsory. The road tax calculator is again based on some factors when calculating the amount that is to be paid as a road tax. These factors can be the age, model, weight and type of vehicle and also the purpose of use of the vehicle. Let us see the below table. For four-wheelers, a flat 6% rate of road tax is applicable for all cost price of the vehicle starting from INR 4 lakhs till INR 45 lakhs.

    Road Tax on Two-wheelers in Chandigarh

    Cost of the Vehicle (INR)

    % of Road Tax

    60,000

    3% of the vehicle’s cost price

    90,000

    3% of the vehicle’s cost price

    1,25,000

    4% of the vehicle’s cost price

    3 lakhs

    4% of the vehicle’s cost price

  • Road Tax in Delhi- Mentioned as above.
  • Road Tax in Goa

    Goa Road Tax is governed by the Directorate of Transport of Goa. The road tax calculator is based on certain conditions like cost, age and size of the vehicle, engine capacity and is a once a time payment which needs to be paid for all vehicles. You can pay the road tax online and offline as well.

    Road Tax on Four-wheelers in Goa

    Cost of the Vehicle (INR)

    % of Road Tax

    <= 6 lakhs

    8% of the vehicle’s cost price

    > 6 lakhs but < 10 lakhs

    9% of the vehicle’s cost price

    > 10 lakhs

    10% of the vehicle’s cost price

    Road Tax on Two-wheelers in Goa

    Cost of the Vehicle (INR)

    % of Road Tax

    <= 2 lakhs

    8% of the vehicle’s cost price

    > 2 lakhs

    12% of the vehicle’s cost price

  • Road Tax in Gujarat

    A very developed State in India and the Road tax calculator in this state is dependent on the vehicle type and age, the capacity of the engine and the purpose whether it is commercial or personal. You can pay the road tax can at the district of RTO and submit the required documents.

    Road Tax on Four- Wheelers in Gujrat

    The road tax is 6% of the vehicle cost for all four-wheelers under this state in case of personal non-transport vehicles.

    Road Tax on Two-wheelers in Gujrat

    The road tax is again 6% of the vehicle cost for all two-wheelers under this state.

  • Road Tax in Haryana

    Haryana, one of the technologically advanced cities with extensive farms as well imposed road tax on all the vehicles running in the state. The road tax calculator is based mainly on the vehicle type and age, the capacity of the engine and its purpose. Road tax in this state is also a one-time expense. Let us see below:

    Road Tax on Four-wheelers in Haryana

    Cost of the Vehicle (INR)

    % of Road Tax

    <= 6 lakhs

    3% of the vehicle’s cost price

    > 6 lakhs but < 10 lakhs

    6% of the vehicle’s cost price

    > 10 lakhs but < 20 lakhs

    8% of the vehicle’s cost price

    > 20 lakhs

    9% of the vehicle’s cost price

    Road Tax on Two-wheelers in Haryana

    Weight and Price of the vehicle

    % of Road Tax

    < 90.73 kg

    INR 150 – Constant

    <= 20000

    2% of the vehicle’s cost price

    > 20000 but < 60000

    4% of the vehicle’s cost price

    > 60000 but < 2 lakhs

    6% of the vehicle’s cost price

    > 2 lakhs

    8% of the vehicle’s cost price

  • Road Tax in Himachal Pradesh

    Himachal Pradesh Road Tax is levied by both states as well as the central government. The road tax is mainly based on engine capacity and the type of vehicle. You can pay the road tax both offline and online. Let us see the table below for a better understanding.

    Road Tax on Four- Wheelers in Himachal Pradesh

    Type of the vehicle with engine capacity

    % of Road Tax

    Private vehicles with engine capacity till 1000 CC

    2.5% of the vehicle’s cost price

    Private vehicles with engine capacity above 1000 CC

    3% of the vehicle’s cost price

    Road Tax on Two-wheelers in Himachal Pradesh

    Type of the vehicle with engine capacity

    % of Road Tax

    Motorcycles and scooters with engine capacity till 50 CC

    3% of the vehicle’s cost price

    Motorcycles and scooters with engine capacity more than 50 CC

    4% of the vehicle’s cost price

  • Road Tax in Jammu and Kashmir

    Jammu and Kashmir levies road tax by central as well as state government and is dependant on the type of the vehicle. You can pay the tax at the respective RTO in the state. Let us now see a few road taxes on a certain type of vehicle.

    Road Tax on Four- Wheelers in J&K

    Type of the Vehicle

    Road Tax Rate -Quarterly (INR)

    Road Tax Rate -Once (INR)

    Vehicles till 14 HP

    150

    6000

    Vehicles above 14 HP

    500

    20000

    Vehicles with trailer

    150

    NA

    Road Tax on Two-wheelers in J&K

    Type of the Vehicle

    Road Tax Rate -Quarterly (INR)

    Road Tax Rate -Once (INR)

    Scooter

    60

    2400

    Motorcycles

    100

    4000

    Motorcycles with the sidecar

    150

    4000

  • Road Tax in Karnataka

    Karnataka Road Tax is guided by the Karnataka Motor Vehicles Taxation Act and the road tax calculator in this state depends on factors like the vehicle’s age and the engine capacity and is paid once in a lifetime. Let us see some of the vehicles’ road tax calculation for your understanding.

    Road Tax on New Four-wheelers in Karnataka

    Cost of the Vehicle (INR)

    % of Road Tax

    <= 5 lakhs

    13% of the vehicle’s cost price

    > 5 lakhs but < 10 lakhs

    14% of the vehicle’s cost price

    > 10 lakhs but < 20 lakhs

    17% of the vehicle’s cost price

    > 20 lakhs

    18% of the vehicle’s cost price

    Vehicles which runs on electric

    4% of the vehicle’s cost price

    Road Tax on Old Four-wheelers in Karnataka

    Age of the Vehicle

    % of Road Tax

    <= 5 years

    75% to 93% as per the law

    > 5 years but < 10 years

    49% to 69% as per the law

    > 10 years but < 15 years

    25% to 45% as per the law

    Road Tax on New Two-wheelers in Karnataka

    Cost of the Vehicle (INR)

    % of Road Tax

    <= 50000

    10% of the vehicle’s cost price

    > 50000

    12% of the vehicle’s cost price

    Vehicles which runs on electric

    4% of the vehicle’s cost price

    Road Tax on Old Two-wheelers in Karnataka is calculated the same way as a Four-Wheeler.

  • Road Tax in Kerala

    The Kerala state government charges road tax to you if you buy and own a vehicle in Kerala. The rule is governed by the Kerala Motor Vehicles Taxation Act. The road tax calculator is dependent on the vehicle type, size, engine capacity, etc and you need to pay one -time only. You can visit the RTO for the payment of road tax.

    Road Tax on Four- Wheelers in Kerala

    Type of the Vehicle

    Engine Capacity

    Road Tax Rate -Once (INR)

    Private Vehicles

    < 1500 CC

    6% of the vehicle’s cost price

    Motorcars

    < 1500 CC

    6% of the vehicle’s cost price

    Private Vehicles

    > & = 1500 CC

    8% of the vehicle’s cost price

    Motorcars

    > & = 1500 CC

    8% of the vehicle’s cost price

    Road Tax on Two-wheelers in Kerala

    Cost of the Vehicle (INR)

    % of Road Tax

    New Motorcycles

    6% of the vehicle’s cost price

    New 3 Wheelers

    6% of the vehicle’s cost price

  • Road Tax in Madhya Pradesh

    Road tax is amongst the most significant sources of income to Madhya Pradesh Government. The road tax in Madhya Pradesh is as per Section 39 of the Motor Vehicles Act. The road tax calculator is based on the engine and seating capacity of the vehicle and the cost price.

    Road Tax on Four- Wheelers in Madhya Pradesh

    Type of the Vehicle

    Amount of Road Tax (INR)

    Weight till 800 kg

    64/quarter

    >800 kg but < 1600 kg

    94/quarter

    >1600 kg but < 2400 kg

    112/quarter

    >2400 kg but < 3200 kg

    132/quarter

    > 3200 kg

    150/quarter

    Road Tax on Two-wheelers in Madhya Pradesh

    Type of the Vehicle

    Amount of Road Tax (INR)

    Weight till 70 kg

    18/quarter

  • Road Tax in Maharashtra- Mentioned as above.
  • Road Tax in Manipur

    Located on the north-eastern side of India, Manipur is a lovely and beautiful state in India in which you may be residing. Here also, road tax is no exception and the same imposed on everyone who buys their own vehicles in this state. Two factors that are mainly considered to determine the road tax are the cost of the vehicle and the age of the vehicle. Also, other factors are the brand and manufacturer, type of fuel, vehicle’s length and width, engine capacity of the vehicle, the purpose of use whether personal use or commercial, etc. You can visit the RTO and pay the tax.

  • Road Tax in Meghalaya

    Another beautiful attraction in India in the north-eastern part of India and if you are residing here, you would need to pay the road tax as applicable. Here, the tax percentage varies from 2% to 6.5% depending upon the cost of the vehicle and also is divided into 2 parts, one is the once a lifetime tax paid till 15 years and the 2nd one is the tax amount for every 5 years after 10 years. The cost of the vehicle varies between INR 3 lakhs till INR 20 lakhs. One can just visit the RTO office and pay the road tax. 

  • Road Tax in Mizoram

    Road tax in Mizoram, another place of exotic beauty, depends on various aspects like fuel type of fuel, engine capacity, and age of the vehicle, place of manufacture, etc. You can pay the road tax by visiting the respective RTO. 

  • Road Tax in Orissa

    Odisha, formerly known as Orissa, located on the east side of India charges Road tax as per the Central Motor Vehicle Act, 1988. Road Tax Calculator in Odisha is mainly dependant on the model and the make of the vehicle that you buy with the weight of your vehicle as well. At the time of registration, you will have to pay the road tax in advance to the RTO by way of cash or a demand draft.

  • Road Tax in Punjab

    Situated in the northern part of India, Punjab is one of the very old and utmost popular states in India. Punjab state government controls road tax to its citizens who buy vehicles in this state as per the Punjab Motor Vehicles Taxation Act, 1924. The road tax is dependant on the age of the vehicle, seating capacity of the vehicle and the weight of the vehicle as well in the case of two-wheelers. You can go to the official Punjab Transport website and make the necessary payment for road tax through State Bank of India account under internet banking.

  • Road Tax in Rajasthan

    Rajasthan, as we know, is the oldest and culturally-rich state in India and follows the Rajasthan Motor Vehicles Taxation Act, 1951 to impose road in the state. Road Tax Calculator in the state is dependant on vehicle cost in the case of the four-wheeler. And in the case of two-wheeler, the engine capacity is taken into consideration with cost as well. You can go on the website and pay the applicable road tax for your vehicle.

  • Road Tax in Sikkim

    Another exotic place situated on the northern side of India. In this state also, residents will have to pay the road tax. Sikkim Road Tax comes under the purview of the Sikkim Motor Vehicles Taxation act of 1982 which was modified by the Sikkim Legislative assembly in the year 2002. The main determinant is the engine capacity of the vehicle. This state has the lowest amount of road tax as compared to the stated in India. One can go to the RTO or can pay the road tax online as well.

  • Road Tax in Tamil Nadu- Mentioned as above.
  • Road Tax in Uttar Pradesh

    Uttar Pradesh Road Tax applies to all who buy a four-wheeler or a two-wheeler for their personal use or commercial use as per section 3 of the Uttar Pradesh Motor Vehicle Taxation Act. According to section 3 of this act, you as a vehicle owner have to pay the road tax during the registration of your vehicle and thereafter. The road tax is dependent on the various factor like make and model of the vehicle, the capacity of seating, the capacity of the engine, etc. You can pay this one-time road tax at Uttar Pradesh Zonal office and complete the process.

  • Road Tax in West Bengal

    Road tax is imposed on the residents in West Bengal when they buy a four-wheeler or two-wheeler in this state and is governed by Section 39 of the Motor Vehicle Act, 1988. Various factors like the capacity of the engine, seating capacity of the vehicle, the cost price of the vehicle, etc. You need to pay the road tax while registration. You are also allowed to pay online by visiting the official website of the West Bengal Transport department. Let us see the below table for your understanding.

    Road Tax on Four- Wheelers in West Bengal

    Capacity of engine

    Lifetime tax (INR)

    Till 900 CC

    10550

    >900 CC & < 1490 CC

    13900

    >1490 CC & < 2000 CC

    21800

    >2000 CC & < 2500 CC

    28000

    >2500 CC

    30000

    Road Tax on Two-Wheelers in West Bengal

    New Motorcycle till 1 year

    Rate of Road Tax (INR)

    Till 80 CC

    1560

    > 80 CC

    3125

    >170 CC

    4685

    >250 CC

    6250

By now, you must have got a fair idea about the road tax rules and regulations in India. Do pay the road tax within the timeline and take assistance from the official website of your state, if needed. Road Tax is a very important source of income for the Indian Government and we as a responsible citizen must adhere to the rules.


FAQ’s

You can go to vahan.parivahan.gov.in/vahanservice/vahan/ui/usermgmt and pay the tax.


You must pay the road tax. If you fail to pay, you may be fined and treated as a defaulter.


All owners who own a vehicle, be it private or commercial and are registered under the Motor Vehicles Act need to pay the road tax.


After the date of expiry, there is 15 days grace period time within which if you pay no penalty is charged.


Ex-showroom price is the cost price at which an authorized car dealer buys any vehicle from the manufacturer with the applicable tax being paid to the state government as the cost of obtaining the vehicle.


Road Tax is also known as Motor Vehicle Tax of MV Tax.


Road tax can be paid by cash or demand draft and online as well.

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