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Vehicle Tax Costs

All rates of vehicle tax shown apply to tax discs taken out from 13 March 2008. You can calculate the cost of vehicle tax for your car, motorcycle, lorry, bus and all other types of vehicles.

What Tax Class Is My Vehicle?

  • private/light goods vehicles
  • cars registered on or after 1 March 2001 based on CO2 emissions and fuel type
  • cars registered on or after 23 March 2006 based on CO2 emissions over 225g/km and fuel type
  • motorcycles and tricycles
  • light goods vehicles registered on or after 1 March 2001
  • euro 4 light goods vehicles registered between 1 March 2003 and 31 December 2006
  • trade licences

Private/Light Goods (TC11) - (based on engine size)

Engine Size (cc) 12 Months 6 Months
Not over 1549 £120.00 £66.00
Over 1549 £185.00 £101.75

Petrol Car (TC48) and Diesel Car (TC49)
The rates shown only apply to cars that have been type approved in category M1 and registered on the basis of CO2 emissions measured in grams per kilometre (g/km) driven. These details are on the Registration Certificate. (based on fuel type and CO2 emissions)

Band CO2 Emission (g/km) 12 Months 6 Months
A Up to 100 Not applicable Not applicable
B 101-120 £35.00 Not applicable
C 121-150 £120.00 £66.00
D 151-165 £145.00 £79.75
E 166-185 £170.00 £93.50
F Over 185 £210.00 £115.50
G Over 225 for cars registered on or after 23/03/06 £400.00 £220.00

Alternative Fuel Car (TC59)

Band CO2 Emission (g/km) 12 Months 6 Months
A Up to 100 Not applicable Not applicable
B 101-120 £15.00 Not applicable
C 121-150 £100.00 £55.00
D 151-165 £125.00 £68.75
E 166-185 £150.00 £82.50
F Over 185 £195.00 £107.25
G Over 225 for cars registered on or after 23/03/06 £385.00 £211.75

Light Goods Vehicles (TC39)
Not over 3,500kg revenue weight

Vehicle 12 Months 6 Months
Light goods vehicle £180.00 £99.00

Euro 4 Light Goods Vehicle (TC36)
Not over 3,500kg revenue weight

Vehicle 12 Months 6 Months
Euro 4 light goods vehicles £120.00 £66.00

Motorcycle - With or Without a Sidecar (TC17)

Engine Size (cc) 12 Months 6 Months
Not over 150 £15.00 Not applicable
151-400 £33.00 Not applicable
401-600 £48.00 Not applicable
Over 600 £66.00 £36.30

Tricycles Not Over 450kg Unladen (TC50)
Note: Tricycles weighing over 450kg must be taxed in the private/light goods tax class.

Engine Size (cc) 12 Months 6 Months
Tricycle not over 150 £15.00 Not applicable
All other tricycles £66.00 £36.30

Trade Licences

Vehicle 12 Months 6 Months
All vehicles £165.00 £90.75
Bicycles (only) not over 450kg £66.00 £36.30
Tricycles (only) not over 450kg £66.00 £36.30

Spread Your Vehicle Tax Cost

You can spread the cost of vehicle tax by buying Post Office savings stamps that cost £5.00 each. Collected on a Post Office savings stamp collector card, you can use the stamps as full or part payment for your vehicle tax. These stamps can only be used at a Post Office branch that issues tax discs.