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Rates of vehicle taxBack

TaxDiscBUDGET 2014 ROAD TAX COSTS

The Chancellor of the Exchequer has now delivered his 2014 Budget speech and has announced some changes to the rates of Vehicle Excise Duty (VED) that will take effect for vehicle licences taken out on or after 1 April 2014.

Changes in the amount of VED have been applied to the following tax classes:-

  • Private/light goods vehicles
  • Standard rates of graduated VED – Bands D to M
  • First year rates of graduated VED – Bands E to M
  • Light goods vehicles
  • Motorcycles
  • Tricycles
  • Trade licences for bicycles and tricycles

Special Trailer tax class has been abolished.

As previously announced:

  • The exemption date for Historic tax class will change from 1 April 2014 to include vehicles (excluding those used commercially) constructed prior to 1 January 1974.
  • The HGV Road User Levy will come into force on 1 April 2014. The charge applies to HGV vehicles weighing 12 tonnes or more. Anyone taking out a HGV vehicle in the following taxation class from 1 April 2014 will be subject to the Levy:

i. HGV: 01, 45

ii. Combined Transport 23, 53

iii. Special Type Vehicles: 57, 58

iv. Drawbar Trailers: 02, 46

Hauliers will pay the Levy at the same time they pay VED in one combined payment.

  • From 1 April 2014 RPC VED discounts will be replaced with grants for Euro IV-VI vehicles within the HGV Road User Levy scheme. EURO I-III vehicles within the levy scheme will not be eligible for any VED discount/grant.
  • Details of the rate changes are shown on the revised V149 ‘Rates of vehicle tax’ leaflet.

The Budget statement also includes :-

  • The cut off date of 1 January 1974 for VED exemption for classic vehicles will be extended by one year to 1 January 1975 to come into effect from 1 April 2015.

The following tables give the rates of vehicle tax for tax discs taken out from 1 April 2014. Please refer to your Registration Certificate (V5C) or new keeper details section (V5C/2) for the technical details of your vehicle.

Standard Rates – The following table contains the rates of vehicle tax for already registered cars.

Cars registered on or after 1 March 2001 based on CO2 emissions and fuel type Petrol Car (Tax Class 48) and Diesel Car (Tax Class 49) Alternative fuel car (Tax Class 59)

Bands

CO2 emission figure (g/km) 12 months Six months 12 months Six months

Band A

Up to 100

£0

£0

Band B

101 to 110

£20

£10

Band C

111 to 120

£30

£20

Band D

121 to 130

£110

£60.50

£100

£55

Band E

131 to 140

£130

£71.50

£120

£66

Band F

141 to 150

£145

£79.75

£135

£74.25

Band G

151 to 165

£180

£99

£170

£93.50

Band H

166 to 175

£205

£112.75

£195

£107.25

Band I

176 to 185

£225

£123.75

£215

£118.25

Band J

186 to 200

£265

£145.75

£255

£140.25

Band K* 201 to 225

£285

£156.75

£275

£151.25

Band L

226 to 255

£485

£266.75

£475

£261.25

Band M Over 255

£500

£275

£490

£269.50

* Band K includes cars that have a CO2 emission figure over 225g/km but were registered before 23 March 2006.

First Year Rates – From 1 April 2010, anyone buying a new car will pay a different rate of vehicle tax for the first tax disc. From the second tax disc onwards, the standard rate of vehicle tax will apply.

Please note that the rates in the table below are only payable for a vehicle’s first tax disc taken out at first registration. All other tax discs should be charged according to the standard rate table shown above.

First Year Rates for cars registered on or after 1 April 2010 based on CO2 emissions and fuel type

Petrol car (Tax Class 48) and Diesel car (Tax Class 49) Alternative fuel car (Tax Class 59)

Bands

CO2 emission figure (g/km) 12 months Six months 12 months Six months

Band A

Up to 100

£0

£0

Band B

101 to 110

£0

£0

Band C

111 to 120

£0

£0

Band D

121 to 130

£0

£0

Band E

131 to 140

£130

£71.50

£120

£66

Band F

141 to 150

£145

£79.75

£135

£74.25

Band G

151 to 165

£180

£99

£170

£93.50

Band H

166 to 175

£290

£280

Band I

176 to 185

£345

£335

Band J

186 to 200

£485

£475

Band K

201 to 225

£635

£625

Band L

226 to 255

£860

£850

Band M Over 255

£1090

£1080

VED and levy bands and rates for articulated vehicles and rigid vehicles without trailers – Tax Class 01 (Standard) and 45 (RPC)

Note: Vehicles with a valid Reduced Pollution Certificate (RPC) are eligible for a VED reduction (less than 12,000kgs) or a grant (12,000kgs and over)

VED

band and rate

Total VED and levy without RPC Total VED, levy and RPC discount/grant VED rates Levy bands Levy rates RPC discount/grant
12 months Six months 12 months Six months 12 months Six months 12 months Six months 12 months Six months

A0

£165 £90.75 £160

£88

£165 £90.75

na

£0

£0

£5

£2.75

B0

£200 £110 £160

£88

£200 £110

na

£0

£0

£40

£22

A1

£165

£91

£160 £88.50

£80

£40

A

£85

£51

£5

£2.50

A2

£169

£93

£164 £90.50

£84

£42

A3

£185 £101 £180 £98.50 £100

£50

A4

£231 £124 £226 £121.50 £146

£73

A5

£236 £126.50 £231 £124 £151 £75.50

B1

£200 £110.50 £160 £90.50

£95

£47.50

B

£105

£63

£40

£20

B2

£210 £115.50 £170 £95.50 £105 £52.50

B3

£230 £125.50 £190 £105.50 £125 £62.50

C1

£450 £249 £210 £129 £210 £105

C

£240 £144 £240 £120

C2

£505 £276.50 £265 £156.50 £265 £132.50

C3

£529 £288.50 £289 £168.50 £289 £144.50

D1

£650 £360 £280 £175 £300 £150

D

£350 £210 £370 £185

E1

£1,200 £664 £700 £414 £560 £280

E

£640 £384 £500 £250

E2

£1,249 £688.50 £749 £438.50 £609 £304.50

F

£1,500 £831 £1,000 £581 £690 £345

F

£810 £486 £500 £250

G

£1,850 £1,025 £1,350 £775 £850 £425

G

£1,000 £600 £500 £250

Use the tables below to determine the total VED and levy payable for your vehicle based on the revenue weight and axle configuration e.g. A two axle rigid weighing 14,500 kgs pays B2 i.e. an annual rate of £210.

Note – Where a vehicle exceeds 44,000kgs the VED paid is equal to that for special types vehicles (£1,585 annual/£792.50 six months), levy band G applies (£1000/£600) and where applicable the maximum RPC grant is allocated (£500/£250).

Rigid goods vehicle

Revenue weight of vehicle, kg Three axles Four or more axles

Over

Not over

Two axles

3,500

7,500

A0

A0

A0

7,500

11,999

B0

B0

B0

11,999

14,000

B1

B1

B1

14,000

15,000

B2

B1

B1

15,000

19,000

D1

B1

B1

19,000

21,000

D1

B3

B1

21,000

23,000

D1

C1

B1

23,000

25,000

D1

D1

C1

25,000

27,000

D1

D1

D1

27,000

44,000

D1

D1

E1

 

Tractive unit with two axles

Revenue weight of vehicle, kg One or more Two or more semi trailer axles Three or more semi-trailer axles

Over

Not over

semi-trailer axles

3,500

11,999

A0

A0

A0

11,999

22,000

A1

A1

A1

22,000

23,000

A2

A1

A1

23,000

25,000

A5

A1

A1

25,000

26,000

C2

A3

A1

26,000

28,000

C2

A4

A1

28,000

31,000

D1

D1

A1

31,000

33,000

E1

E1

C1

33,000

34,000

E1

E2

C1

34,000

38,000

F

F

E1

38,000

44,000

G

G

G

 

Tractive unit with three or more axles

Revenue weight of vehicle, kg One or more semi-trailer axles Two or more semi trailer axles Three or more semi-trailer axles

Over

Not over

3,500

11,999

A0

A0

A0

11,999

25,000

A1

A1

A1

25,000

26,000

A3

A1

A1

26,000

28,000

A4

A1

A1

28,000

29,000

C1

A1

A1

29,000

31,000

C3

A1

A1

31,000

33,000

E1

C1

A1

33,000

34,000

E2

D1

A1

34,000

36,000

E2

D1

C1

36,000

38,000

F

E1

D1

38,000

44,000

G

G

E1

Rigid vehicles pulling trailers of over 4,000kg – Tax Class 02 (trailer) and 46 (RPC)

A rigid HGV of 12,000kg and over pulling a trailer over 4,000kg must pay a higher rate of tax and levy.

To calculate the amount, first look up the levy band for the vehicle in table T1. Then, look up the VED band and amount payable in table T3. To do so, you need to know whether the vehicle has road friendly suspension, the number of axles on the HGV (not on the trailer), the levy band, the trailer weight category, and the total weight of the HGV and the trailer. (Please note: If pulling a trailer of 4,000kg and under please use the tables on page 2).

Note – Where a table does not specify a VED rate for a particular vehicle combination, the maximum VED rate applies (£609 annual/£304.50 six months). The levy band and (where applicable) the RPC grant are as set out in tables T1 and T2.

Note – Where the total weight of the vehicle plus the trailer exceeds the maximum weights shown below, then VED, levy and RPC grant are all calculated based on the highest weight shown. This will be 40,000kg for a vehicle without road friendly suspension, or when the rigid HGV has two

axles, and 44,000kg for other vehicle combinations. For these vehicles (ie rigid vehicles pulling trailers where the total weight exceeds maximum weights in the table), unlike for other HGVs, keepers must contact DVLA or DVA NI directly to tax the vehicle, otherwise incorrect VED/levy may be applied.

Table T1 – levy bands for rigid vehicles with trailers

Weight of rigid (not trailer) Two-axled rigid Three- axled rigid Four axled rigid
Over Not over
11,999kg 15,000kg

B(T)

B(T)

B(T)

15,000kg 21,000kg

D(T)

B(T)

B(T)

21,000kg 23,000kg

E(T)

C(T)

B(T)

23,000kg 25,000kg

E(T)

D(T)

C(T)

25,000kg 27,000kg

E(T)

D(T)

D(T)

27,000kg 44,000kg

E(T)

E(T)

E(T)

Table T2 – levy rates and RPC grant values for rigid vehicles with trailer

Levy band Levy rates RPC grant
12 months Six months 12 months Six months

B(T)

£135

£81

£40

£20

C(T)

£310 £186 £240 £120

D(T)

£450 £270 £370 £185

E(T)

£830 £498 £500 £250

 

Table T3 – VED bands, rates and amounts payable for rigid vehicles with trailers with road friendly suspension

HGVaxles (the rigid, not the trailer) Levy band Trailer weight category

Total weight of HGV and trailer, not over

VED band (letter) and rate (number)

Total VED and levy without RPC Total VED, levy and RPC grant VED rates Levy rates

12

months

Six months

12

months

Six months

12

months

Six months

12

months

Six months

Two

B(T) 4,001-12,000kg 27,000kg B(T)1 £365 £196 £325 £176 £230 £115 £135

£81

Over 12,000kg 33,000kg B(T)3 £430 £228.50 £390 £208.50 £295 £147.50 £135

£81

36,000kg B(T)6 £536 £281.50 £496 £261.50 £401 £200.50 £135

£81

38,000kg B(T)4 £454 £240.50 £414 £220.50 £319 £159.50 £135

£81

40,000kg B(T)7 £579 £303 £539 £283 £444 £222 £135

£81

D(T) 4,001-12,000kg 30,000kg D(T)1 £815 £452.50 £445 £267.50 £365 £182.50 £450 £270
Over 12,000kg 38,000kg D(T)4 £880 £485 £510 £300 £430 £215 £450 £270
40,000kg D(T)5 £894 £492 £524 £307 £444 £222 £450 £270
 

Three

B(T) 4,001-12,000kg 33,000kg B(T)1 £365 £196 £325 £176 £230 £115 £135

£81

Over 12,000kg 38,000kg B(T)3 £430 £228.50 £390 £208.50 £295 £147.50 £135

£81

40,000kg B(T)5 £527 £277 £487 £257 £392 £196 £135

£81

44,000kg B(T)3 £430 £228.50 £390 £208.50 £295 £147.50 £135

£81

C(T) 4,001-12,000kg 35,000kg C(T)1 £615 £338.50 £375 £218.50 £305 £152.50 £310 £186
Over 12,000kg 38,000kg C(T)2 £680 £371 £440 £251 £370 £185 £310 £186
40,000kg C(T)3 £702 £382 £462 £262 £392 £196 £310 £186
44,000kg C(T)2 £680 £371 £440 £251 £370 £185 £310 £186
D(T) 4,001-10,000kg 33,000kg D(T)1 £815 £452.50 £445 £267.50 £365 £182.50 £450 £270
36,000kg D(T)3 £851 £470.50 £481 £285.50 £401 £200.50 £450 £270
10,001-12,000kg 38,000kg D(T)1 £815 £452.50 £445 £267.50 £365 £182.50 £450 £270
Over 12,000kg 44,000kg D(T)4 £880 £485 £510 £300 £430 £215 £450 £270
Four B(T) 4,001-12,000kg 35,000kg B(T)1 £365 £196 £325 £176 £230 £115 £135

£81

Over 12,000kg 44,000kg B(T)3 £430 £228.50 £390 £208.50 £295 £147.50 £135

£81

C(T) 4,001-12,000kg 37,000kg C(T)1 £615 £338.50 £375 £218.50 £305 £152.50 £310 £186
Over 12,000kg 44,000kg C(T)2 £680 £371 £440 £251 £370 £185 £310 £186
D(T) 4,001-12,000kg 39,000kg D(T)1 £815 £452.50 £445 £267.50 £365 £182.50 £450 £270
Over 12,000kg 44,000kg D(T)4 £880 £485 £510 £300 £430 £215 £450 £270
E(T) 4,001-12,000kg 44,000kg E(T)1 £1365 £765.50 £865 £515.50 £535 £267.50 £830 £498
Over 12,000kg 44,000kg E(T)2 £1430 £798 £930 £548 £600 £300 £830 £498

Table T3 – VED bands, rates and amounts payable for rigid vehicles with trailers with no road friendly suspension

Two B(T) 4,001-12,000kg 27,000kg B(T)1 £365 £196 £325 £176 £230 £115 £135

£81

Over 12,000kg 31,000kg B(T)3 £430 £228.50 £390 £208.50 £295 £147.50 £135

£81

33,000kg B(T)6 £536 £281.50 £496 £261.50 £401 £200.50 £135

£81

36,000kg B(T)10 £744 £385.50 £704 £365.50 £609 £304.50 £135

£81

38,000kg B(T)7 £579 £303 £539 £283 £444 £222 £135

£81

40,000kg B(T)9 £739 £383 £699 £363 £604 £302 £135

£81

D(T) 4,001-12,000kg 30,000kg D(T)1 £815 £452.50 £445 £267.50 £365 £182.50 £450 £270
Over 12,000kg 33,000kg D(T)4 £880 £485 £510 £300 £430 £215 £450 £270
36,000kg D(T)8 £1059 £574.50 £689 £389.50 £609 £304.50 £450 £270
38,000kg D(T)5 £894 £492 £524 £307 £444 £222 £450 £270
40,000kg D(T)7 £1054 £572 £684 £387 £604 £302 £450 £270
Three B(T) 4,001-10,000kg 29,000kg B(T)1 £365 £196 £325 £176 £230 £115 £135

£81

31,000kg B(T)2 £424 £225.50 £384 £205.50 £289 £144.50 £135

£81

10,001-12,000kg 33,000kg B(T)1 £365 £196 £325 £176 £230 £115 £135

£81

Over 12,000kg 36,000kg B(T)3 £430 £228.50 £390 £208.50 £295 £147.50 £135

£81

38,000kg B(T)5 £527 £277 £487 £257 £392 £196 £135

£81

40,000kg B(T)8 £677 £352 £637 £332 £542 £271 £135

£81

C(T) 4,001-10,000kg 31,000kg C(T)1 £615 £338.50 £375 £218.50 £305 £152.50 £310 £186
33,000kg C(T)4 £711 £386.50 £471 £266.50 £401 £200.50 £310 £186
10,001-12,000kg 35,000kg C(T)1 £615 £338.50 £375 £218.50 £305 £152.50 £310 £186
HGVaxles (the rigid, not the trailer) Levy band Trailer weight category

Total weight of HGV and trailer, not over

VED band (letter) and rate (number)

Total VED and levy without RPC Total VED, levy and RPC grant VED rates Levy rates

12

months

Six months

12

months

Six months

12

months

Six months

12

months

Six months
Three C(T) Over 12,000kg 36,000kg C(T)2 £680 £371 £440 £251 £370 £185 £310 £186
38,000kg C(T)3 £702 £382 £462 £262 £392 £196 £310 £186
40,000kg C(T)5 £852 £457 £612 £337 £542 £271 £310 £186
D(T) 4,001-10,000kg 31,000kg D(T)1 £815 £452.50 £445 £267.50 £365 £182.50 £450 £270
33,000kg D(T)3 £851 £470.50 £481 £285.50 £401 £200.50 £450 £270
35,000kg D(T)8 £1059 £574.50 £689 £389.50 £609 £304.50 £450 £270
10,001-12,000kg 36,000kg D(T)1 £815 £452.50 £445 £267.50 £365 £182.50 £450 £270
37,000kg D(T)2 £842 £466 £472 £281 £392 £196 £450 £270
Over 12,000kg 38,000kg D(T)4 £880 £485 £510 £300 £430 £215 £450 £270
40,000kg D(T)6 £992 £541 £622 £356 £542 £271 £450 £270
Four B(T) 4,001-12,000kg 35,000kg B(T)1 £365 £196 £325 £176 £230 £115 £135

£81

Over 12,000kg 40,000kg B(T)3 £430 £228.50 £390 £208.50 £295 £147.50 £135

£81

C(T) 4,001-12,000kg 37,000kg C(T)1 £615 £338.50 £375 £218.50 £305 £152.50 £310 £186
Over 12,000kg 40,000kg C(T)2 £680 £371 £440 £251 £370 £185 £310 £186
D(T) 4,001-10,000kg 36,000kg D(T)1 £815 £452.50 £445 £267.50 £365 £182.50 £450 £270
37,000kg D(T)5 £894 £492 £524 £307 £444 £222 £450 £270
10,001-12,000kg 39,000kg D(T)1 £815 £452.50 £445 £267.50 £365 £182.50 £450 £270
Over 12,000kg 40,000kg D(T)4 £880 £485 £510 £300 £430 £215 £450 £270
E(T) 4,001-10,000kg 38,000kg E(T)1 £1365 £765.50 £865 £515.50 £535 £267.50 £830 £498
40,000kg E(T)3 £1434 £800 £934 £550 £604 £302 £830 £498
10,001-12,000kg 40,000kg E(T)1 £1365 £765.50 £865 £515.50 £535 £267.50 £830 £498

VED and levy bands and rates for combined transport tax class 23 (standard) and 53 (RPC)

Tractive Unit with 3 or more axles used with a semi-trailer with three or more axlesOver 41,000kgs Not over 44,000kgs Total VED and levy without RPC Total VED, levy and RPC grant VED rates Levy rates RPC grant

12

months

Six months

12

months

Six months

12

months

Six months

12

months

Six months

12

months

Six months
£650 £389 £280 £204

£10

£5

£640 £384 £370 £185

VED and levy bands and rates for special types vehicles tax class 57 (standard) and 58 (RPC)

Those used to carry very large loads that cannot be separated– in conjunction with a Special Types General Order Total VED and levy without RPC Total VED, levy and RPC grant VED rates Levy rates RPC grant

12

months

Six months

12

months

Six months

12

months

Six months

12

months

Six months

12

months

Six months
£2,585 £1,392.50 £2,085 £1,142.50 £1,585 £792.50 £1,000 £600 £500 £250

To calculate your tax please visit www.gov.uk/calculate-vehicle-tax-rates

You can get more information on taxing your vehicle on the website at www.gov.uk/taxdisc

For DVLA’s other online services, please visit www.gov.uk/browse/driving

Posted by Sue Robinson on 21/03/2014