Car Tax Calculator

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By law, if a vehicle is not declared as SORN, any vehicle driven or kept on a public UK road will need to have Vehicle Exercise Duty (also known as vehicle tax, road tax or car tax). In this article, we are going to answer a number of queries about car tax and also let you know how you can calculate your car tax cost by using a car tax calculator.

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How to use a car tax calculator

On the government website, you are able to calculate the cost of your vehicle tax using their extremely helpful car tax calculator. To access the car tax calculator, please click on the green button below. Please note, this link will take you to the Government website. Make sure that you have your vehicle information ready, such as your vehicle registration number.

Car Tax Calculator

How much is my car tax?

The price of car tax depends on the CO2 emissions and the fuel type of your vehicle. The rate you will pay for your car tax is based on the CO2 emissions given off when the car was first registered. You can either pay your tax on a monthly basis via direct debit, or you can also pay your car tax per annum. To find out how much the tax will be for your vehicle, please click on the button below.

Car Tax Prices

How to check a car is taxed

If you are wanting to know how to check a car is taxed, this can be done in a matter of minutes online by heading to the website. Alternatively, you can head to the following article on our website to find out more information: How to check a car is taxed.

Is car tax a legal requirement?

Yes, however, there are a few exemptions. If your car is not taxed but you are travelling to an MOT appointment, you do not need valid road tax. However, please be aware that your vehicle will need to be insured. You cannot legally drive without valid car insurance. If you are involved in an accident with an uninsured driver, you need to contact the Motor Insurance Bureau (MIB). Also, if you are heading to an MOT Check, this will need to be a pre-booked appointment. If you are wanting to book an MOT at your local National Tyres and Autocare branch, please click on the green button below. 

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What are car tax bands?

Depending on your vehicle, there are different tax bands based on the CO2 emissions of each vehicle. For example, if your car produces 0g/km CO2 emissions you will not need to pay road tax. On the reverse of that, if your car produces over 255g/km of CO2 emissions, you will need to pay £2,245. To find out which vehicle tax band your vehicle fits into, please click the button below.

Tax Bands

What vehicles do not need road tax?

  • Electric vehicles
  • Vehicles made before 01/01/1981
  • Steam-powered vehicles
  • Mobility scooters
  • Agricultural vehicles
  • Horticultural vehicles
  • Forestry vehicles
  • Powered wheelchairs
  • Disabled passenger vehicles
  • Drivers who are disabled (Claim disability exemption here)

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