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Understanding car tax bands
The current set of rules - which came into force in April 2017 - mean car tax, or Vehicle Excise Duty (VED), is based on a vehicle's official tail-pipe CO2 emissions and list price. There are 13 CO2 tax bands which relate to different emissions levels and amounts of car tax payable. The list price influences whether the buyer needs to pay the Standard Rate or Premium Rate, with tose vehicles with a list price of £40,000 or more paying the latter for years two to six.
When buying a new car, vehicle owners must pay the First year rate, then each year thereafter the Standard rate. Figures shown on the search reflect a 12 month rate, but it is also possible to pay car tax on a monthly or six-monthly basis.