Car tax calculator

Car tax calculator

Use the car tax calculator to find the car tax payable for a specific make and model in 2017/18. Select the used button if your car is not currently available to purchase as a new model.

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How car tax is calculated

Car tax rules that came into effect 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 thirteen 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 those vehicles with a list of £40,000 or more paying the latter for years two to six.

For cars registered between March 2001 and March 2017, car tax rates are based on car tax bands A to M, each band being defined by tailpipe CO2 emissions as measured on the official test. Different levels of VED are payable for each band, with the lowest emission vehicles in Band A charged nothing, moving up incrementally so that those with the highest CO2 emissions in Band M pay the most tax.

For cars registered before 01 March 2001, car tax is charged according to engine size as measured in cubic centimeters or 'cc'. There is one rate for engines up to 1,549cc and one for 1,550cc and over.

See the car tax bands 2017/18 section for details of the current rates or cars by tax band to find a list of vehicles available in each tax band.

Using the car tax calculator

The NGC car tax calculator enables you to quantify the Vehicle Excise Duty payable for new and used vehicles in 2017/18. First select whether you would like to search for a new or used car and then use the drop-downs provided to narrow your search by make, model and fuel / engine size / transmission, before selecting the exact model specification. The results will show you the official tailpipe CO2 emissions, the car tax band and the first year and standard annual road tax payable for 2017/18.

Looking for company car tax?

If a vehicle is made available for private use by an employee, then the employee is liable to pay company car tax to reflect the Benefit-in-Kind (BIK) they have received in place of salary. See our company car tax section for more information.

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Chris Lilly

Author:Chris Lilly
Date Updated:6th Feb 2018

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