Car Tax, Showroom Tax & Company Car Tax

Everything you need to know about emissions based car tax.

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Car Road Tax (VED) – registered after 1 March 2001

The amount of carbon dioxide (CO2) your car emits now has an effect on how much tax you pay.
For new cars registered after 1 March 2001, road tax is based on the cars CO2 emission level. The current rates applicable to cars from 01 April 2012 are shown below.

Petrol & diesel cars Alternative fuel car
Band CO2 emission (g/km) 12 months rate 6 months rate 12 months rate 6 months rate
A Up to 100 £0.00 Not available £0.00 Not available
B 101-110 £20.00 Not available £10.00 Not available
C 111-120 £30.00 Not available £20.00 Not available
D 121-130 £100.00 £55.00 £90.00 £49.50
E 131-140 £120.00 £66.00 £110.00 £60.50
F 141-150 £135.00 £74.25 £125.00 £68.75
G 151-165 £170.00 £93.50 £160.00 £88.00
H 166-175 £195.00 £107.25 £185.00 £101.75
I 176-185 £215.00 £118.25 £205.00 £112.75
J 186-200 £250.00 £137.50 £240.00 £132.00
K* 201-225 £270.00 £148.50 £260.00 £143.00
L 226-255 £460.00 £253.00 £450.00 £247.50
M Over 255 £475.00 £261.25 £465.00 £255.75

*Includes cars with a CO2 figure over 225g/km but were registered before 23 March 2006.

Car Road Tax (VED) – registered before 1 March 2001

The current rates applicable to cars from 01 April 2012 are shown below.

Engine size 12 months 6 months
Up to 1549 cc £135.00 £74.25
Over 1549 cc £220.00 £121.00

Car Showroom tax

Payable in the first year of purchase – From 01/04/2010

Petrol and diesel cars Alternative fuel car
Band CO2 emission (g/km) 12 months rate 6 months rate 12 months rate 6 months rate
A Up to 100 £0.00 Not available £0.00 Not available
B 101-110 £0.00 Not available £0.00 Not available
C 111-120 £0.00 Not available £0.00 Not available
D 121-130 £0.00 Not available £0.00 Not available
E 131-140 £120.00 £66.00 £110.00 £60.50
F 141-150 £135.00 £74.25 £125.00 £68.75
G 151-165 £170.00 £93.50 £160.00 £88.00
H 166-175 £275.00 Not available £265.00 Not available
I 176-185 £325.00 Not available £315.00 Not available
J 186-200 £460.00 Not available £450.00 Not available
K 201-225 £600.00 Not available £590.00 Not available
L 226-255 £815.00 Not available £805.00 Not available
M Over 255 £1,030.00 Not available £1,020.00 Not available

www.direct.gov.uk

COMPANY CAR TAX

Please Note:  This page is intended as a quick guide only.  Visit the HMRC website for full details.

2012-13  2013-14  2014-15 
CO2  g/km Petrol Diesel Petrol Diesel Petrol Diesel
0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1-75 5 8 5 8 5 8
76-94 10 13 10 13 11 14
95-99 10 13 11 14 12 15
100-104 11 14 12 15 13 16
105-109 12 15 13 16 14 17
110-114 13 16 14 17 15 18
115-120 14 17 15 18 16 19
121-124 15 18 16 19 17 20
125-129 16 19 17 20 18 21
130-134 17 20 18 21 19 22
135-139 18 21 19 22 20 23
140-144 19 22 20 23 21 24
145-149 20 23 21 24 22 25
150-154 21 24 22 25 23 26
155-159 22 25 23 26 24 27
160-164 23 26 24 27 25 28
165-169 24 27 25 28 26 29
170-174 25 28 26 29 27 30
175-179 26 29 27 30 28 31
180-184 27 30 28 31 29 32
185-189 28 31 29 32 30 33
190-194 29 32 30 33 31 34
195-199 30 33 31 34 32 35
200-204 31 34 32 35 33 35
205-209 32 35 33 35 34 35
210-214 33 35 34 35 35 35
215-219 34 35 35 35 35 35
220+ 35 35 35 35 35 35

The percentage used to calculate the benefit is based on carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions measured in grams per kilometre (g/km).  This can be found on your cars log-book.

The relevant CO2 emissions percentage is determined by the table below:

Full electric battery-powered car are exempt from the charges until 2015. Cars emitting less than 75g/km will be at charged 5% 2015.

www.hmrc.gov.uk/cars

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