Goa Road Tax

Road Tax in Goa falls under the purview of the Directorate of Transport. Taxes are determined based on various criteria including vehicle cost, age, engine power and size. Road tax is a one-time payment that is mandatory for all vehicles.

Goa (Capital City: Panaji) , the most sought-after vacationing location in India is a treat to drive in. The scenic routes preferred by tourists are also among the most well-maintained road networks in the country. Goa collects road taxes on all new and old vehicles plying on its roads. The taxes are calculated on a per vehicle basis and are applicable on all sorts of vehicles such as 2 wheelers, 3 wheelers, 4 wheelers etc. operated as both transport and non-transport vehicles.

Road taxes fall under the ambit of the Directorate of Transport, Goa and are collected through Section 4 of the Motor Vehicle Taxation Act, 1996.

How is Road Tax in Goa Calculated?

Road tax in Goa is calculated on a wide range of criteria applicable to equally wide range of class of vehicles. The taxes are levied on the basis of weight, size, age, engine power, price, place of assembly etc. The taxes are collected on a one-time basis and applicable for the life of the vehicle. Paying road taxes is a must or you should be prepared to get fined or have your vehicle seized.

Tax on 2 Wheelers

Road tax in Goa on 2 wheelers is levied on the basis of cost of the vehicle purchased, regardless of the engine capacity, which is popularly known as cc. The rates are as follows:

Price Road tax
Up to Rs.2 lakhs 8% of cost of vehicle
Above Rs.2 lakhs 12% of cost of vehicle

Note: The rates above are applicable only on private non-transport vehicles.

Tax on 4 Wheelers

Road taxes are levied on 4 wheelers in Goa on the basis of the cost of purchase of the vehicles. The rates are as follows:

Price Road Tax
Up to Rs.6 lakhs 8% of cost of vehicle
Above Rs.6 lakhs and up to Rs.10 lakhs 9% of cost of vehicle
Above Rs.10 lakhs 10% of cost of vehicle

Note: The rates above are applicable only on private non-transport vehicles.

How to pay Goa Road Tax?

You can pay the relevant tax amount by approaching any of the district RTO offices operating around the state. You will need to submit forms with detailed information about yourself and the vehicle in question. You may also be required to submit documents to verify vehicle ownership.

Alternatively, you can pay Goa road tax online through the official Directorate of Transport, Goa website. The site requires minimal formalities and allows you to do your tax payments from the comfort of your home.

News About Goa Road Tax

  • Goa government waives 50 percent road tax for commercial vehicles

    The state government in Goa has decided to waive 50 percent road tax for commercial vehicles till 31 March 2021. The decision has been taken in view of the non-usage of such vehicles during the lockdown and is expected to help compensate owners of such commercial vehicles. It must be noted here that a variety of public transport associations and industry bodies had urged the government to waive the road tax.

    14 December 2020

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