Car Tax Changes Coming April 2017

By: Motoreasy Team
car tax dates - changes in april 17

Road tax becomes complicated in April 2017

We may no longer need a tax disc, but we're still legally required to pay Her Majesty’s Revenue and Custom office for the honour of owning a car and there is no way of avoiding it.

Our no-expense-spared graphic neatly explains the situation:

  • The first key step is to find out when your car was first registered (using a free motoreasy account)
  • what the g/km emissions are
  • the size and type of engine

This information is on your V5C registration and also your V11 tax reminder documents.

New vehicles (From 1st April 2017)

Flat rate of £140 (unless they are hybrid or alternative fuel vehicles then it's from £130) -  be aware there is a different & potentially expensive first year rate. All zero emissions cars are free!

New Car Tax Table


CO2 Emissions                     Annual rate                     First-year rate

            0g/km                                 £0                                     £0

1 -50g/km                                    £140                              £10  

51 - 75g/km                               £140                               £25

76 - 90g/km                               £140                               £100    

91 - 100g/km                             £140                               £120

101 - 110g/km                           £140                               £140

111 - 130g/km                           £140                               £160

131 - 150g/km                           £140                               £200

151 - 170g/km                           £140                              £500

171 - 190g/km                           £140                             £600

191 -225g/km                            £140                              £1200

Over 255g/kg                            £140                               £2000

 

Check Your CO2 Emissions 

If you don't know how much CO2 you car emits, use this government calculator - it will also tell you what your new 2017 rate will be as well.

Calculate Your Emissions

 

Claim your free account area to receive free tax reminders - as well as MOT, servicing & recall notifications.

Claim Your Free Account

 

This information is on your V5C registration & your V11 tax renewal.

 

All zero-emissions cars are free.

New-ish vehicles (March 2001-April 2017)

The tax rates are based are split into tax bands based on the carbon dioxide emissions; how many grams are emitted from the exhaust every kilometre.

 

New-ish Car Tax Table

Tax Band                     CO2 Emissions                     Annual rate                     First-year rate

A                                     Up to 100g/km                                 £0                                       £0

B                                     101 -110g/km                                  £20                                     £0  

C                                     111 - 120g/km                                 £30                                     £0

D                                     121 - 130g/km                                 £110                                  £0    

E                                     131 - 140g/km                                 £130                                   £130

F                                     141 - 150g/km                                 £145                                   £145

G                                     151 - 165g/km                                £185                                   £185

H                                     166 - 175g/km                                £210                                   £300

I                                     176 - 185g/km                                 £230                                    £355

J                                     186 - 200g/km                                 £270                                    £500

K                                     201 -225g/km                                 £295                                    £650

L                                     226 - 255g/kg                                  £500                                    £885

M                                    Over 255g/kg                                £515                                   £1120

 

Old-ish vehicles (1975-2001)

If the engine size is below 1549cc the cost is £145. Engines sizes above are £230.

 

Historic vehicles (Before 1975)

There is a rolling 40-year exemption from road tax for older cars provided they are registered before 1st January 1975. Spend your road tax savings on replacement parts!

 

Further reading

Where to buy a used car

Want to own a Porsche?

 

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