Road Tax in Jammu and Kashmir

All states in the country charge its residents road tax and Jammu and Kashmir are no exception. Road tax is imposed by both the state and central government and the amount paid differs based on the type of vehicle in addition to other features.

State charges various taxes on vehicles to earn resources for the state. This is the key source of revenue for the state. You have to be aware of the vehicles having two types of prices, the ex-showroom price and the on-road price. The on-road price exceeds the ex-showroom price by 10%. On-road price in Jammu and Kashmir (Capital City: Srinagar) is the manufacturer price plus the cost of registration and taxes due to the central and state government and the cost of vehicle insurance. The taxes charged on the vehicles in Jammu and Kashmir is based on the provisions of Section 39 of the Motor Vehicle Act, 1988. This Section states the guidelines on how to calculate tax on the vehicles sold or registered in Jammu and Kashmir.

How is the Road Tax calculated in Jammu and Kashmir?

In India, the road tax is imposed by both the central as well as the state government. The road tax imposed is subject to the government rules, traffic regulation, etc. This is why road tax is different from state to state. When you are purchasing the vehicle, you will be charged the centralexcise duty, central sales tax and state VAT. The road tax is calculated on the engine capacity, seating capacity, unladen weight and cost price. Road tax is different for trucks, vans, cars, two wheelers, etc.

Tax on 2 Wheelers:

The tax charged on 2 wheelers is based on the cost of the vehicle and its age. The following is the rates for token tax for personalised vehicles:

Vehicle Category

Quarterly Rate

One Time Rate

Scooter

Rs.60

Rs.2,400

Motor Cycle

Rs.100

Rs.4,000

Motor Cycle with sidecar

Rs.150

Rs.4,000

Tax on 4 Wheelers:

Tax on four wheeler is determined on the use of the vehicle and its classification. The following are the rates for token tax for personalised four vehicles:

Vehicle Category

Quarterly rate

One Time Rate

Motor car up to 14 HP

Rs.150

Rs.6,000,

Motor car above 14 HP

Rs.500

Rs.20,000

Motor car with trailer

Rs.150

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Invalid carriage

Rs.60

Rs.2,400

The rates for buses other than commercial are as follows:

Vehicle Category

Quarterly Rate

8 – 21 passengers

Rs.600

22 – 33 passengers

Rs.750

34 passengers and more

Rs.1,000

Trailers

Rs.250

The rates for commercial buses are as follows:

Vehicle Category

Quarterly Rate

8 – 21 passengers

Rs.600

22 – 33 passengers

Rs.1,000

34 passengers and more

Rs.1,100

The rates for taxis and auto rickshaws are as follows:

Vehicle Category

Quarterly Rate

Up to 5 seats

Rs.250

More than 5 seats

Rs.375

Trailers

Rs.250

The rates for goods vehicles are as follows:

Vehicle Category

Quarterly Rate

Up to 3600 Kg

Rs.900

3600 Kg – 8100 Kg

Rs.1,000

8100 Kg and above

Rs.1,100

How to pay Road Tax in Jammu and Kashmir?

The road tax is to be paid to the Regional Transport Office when you will be registering your vehicle. You will have to provide the registration documents of the vehicle and other supporting document. You can also pay the token tax online at the official website of Motor Vehicles Department, Government of Jammu and Kashmir.

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