Road Tax in Arunachal Pradesh is calculated based on a number of factors. They include the age of the vehicle, the engine capacity, fuel used, the purpose of use, and place of manufacture. Taxes are imposed by the Transport Department.
Arunachal Pradesh is the north-easternmost state (Capital City: Itanagar) of India, a key link connecting India to China. For most of us it might seem a far off place but the road network in our country has ensured that it is well connected to the rest of India. The state in itself has held on to the charm of a bygone era, with comparatively fewer vehicles compared to other populous states. Road tax in Arunachal Pradesh is imposed and collected by the Transport Department, with the Motor Vehicles Act of 1988 acting as the framework for government authorities.
Calculating the Road Tax in Arunachal Pradesh
Road tax is computed by taking into account a number of factors, with the make and manufacture of vehicle, fuel type, age, engine capacity, purpose of vehicle, place of manufacture, etc. being extremely important to calculate road tax. The state transport department levies a lifetime tax by taking all these details into consideration. The tax is generally equivalent to a certain percentage of the vehicle cost, with certain incentives for energy efficient vehicles.
Tax on 2 wheelers in Arunachal Pradesh
The road tax on two wheelers in Arunachal Pradesh depends on the weight of a vehicle, with the table below highlighting the different tax slabs.
|Weight Category||One Time Tax|
|Under 100 kg||Rs 2,090/-|
|Between 100 kg and 135 kg||Rs 3,090/-|
|More than 135 kg||Rs 3,590/-|
This onetime tax is valid for a period of 15 years, with tax for vehicles older than 15 years decided after considering depreciation.
Tax on 4 Wheelers in Arunachal Pradesh
The road tax on 4 wheelers in Arunachal Pradesh is decided after taking the original cost of the vehicle into consideration. The table below highlights the different tax slabs.
|Original Vehicle cost||Road tax|
|Under Rs 3 lakh||2.5% of vehicle cost|
|Greater than Rs 3 lakh and under Rs 5 lakh||2.70% of vehicle cost|
|Greater than Rs 5 lakh and under Rs 10 lakh||3% of vehicle cost|
|Greater than Rs 10 lakh and under Rs 15 lakh||3.5% of vehicle cost|
|Greater than Rs 15 lakh and under Rs 18 lakh||4% of vehicle cost|
|Greater than Rs 18 lakh and under Rs 20 lakh||4.5% of vehicle cost|
|Greater than Rs 20 lakh||6.5% of vehicle cost|
Old vehicles which need to be registered in Arunachal Pradesh are required to pay a road tax by taking depreciation into account. A depreciation of 7% per year is used to calculate this new road tax, with the original cost of the vehicle acting as the benchmark against depreciation.
How to pay Road Tax in Arunachal Pradesh?
Individuals who wish to pay road tax on their vehicles can do so at select branches of State Bank of India. They should obtain a challan from the treasury, having the countersignature of the respective EAC. Post filling in the correct details, they can submit this challan and pay the road tax.
Note: The rates mentioned above are for private vehicles only. Commercial vehicles are expected to pay different rates as road tax, depending on their weight or seating capacity and purpose.