How will the new vehicle tax rates affect you?
New vehicle tax calculations come into effect on 1st April 2017.
These changes do not effect vehicles registered before 1st April 2017.
The amount of vehicle tax you pay in the first 12 months is based on CO2 emissions.
Vehicle tax in first year
Vehicle tax after the first year
The amount you pay each year after that depends on the type of fuel the vehicle uses.
*Alternative fuel vehicles include hybrids, bi-ethanol and liquid petroleum gas.
Vehicle tax rate for new cars with a list price of more than £40,000
The first time you tax a vehicle on or after 1st April 2017 with a list price of more than £40,000, you’ll pay the rate based on CO2 emissions. We suggest you check the list price with a dealer so you know how much vehicle tax you’ll have to pay.
Vehicle tax after the first year for cars with a list price of more that £40,000
After the first 12 months, you’ll pay a rate based on the fuel the vehicle uses and an additional rate of £310 a year for the next 5 years.
After 5 years, you’ll pay the standard annual rate depending on what fuel your vehicle uses.
How do I know what the CO2 emissions of my car is?
The CO2 emission details are shown on the V5C registration certificate for your car.
You can also find out what the CO2 emissions of your car is here: