Sikkim is located in the north of India by the Himalayas, and although the state charges road tax to its citizens who purchase vehicles, the amount charged is the lowest among all of the other states in India.
Vehicle owners of Sikkim (Capital City: Gangtok) have reason to cheer as the latest study shows that Sikkim charges amongst the lowest road tax for vehicles. This means vehicles registered in Sikkim will cost lesser than their counterparts in the neighbouring states as the road tax and registration fees are all added to the ex-showroom price. Unlike other states that charge high road tax on particular slabs such as high tax for corporate purchases or low tax for small car purchases, the road tax in Sikkim is uniformly low across all slabs.
How Road Tax is calculated in Sikkim?
Road tax in Sikkim falls under the provisions of the Sikkim Motor Vehicles Taxation act of 1982 which was amended by the Sikkim Legislative assembly in 2002. This act covers the entire region of Sikkim and is applicable to all vehicles inside Sikkim, be it state registered or out of state registration. The vehicles are broken down into categories based on their type and description and are taxed accordingly.
How to pay Road Tax in Sikkim?
Vehicle owners looking to pay road tax may do so at any one of the regional transport offices at which the vehicle is registered through cash or cheque or can log onto the Commercial Taxes Division website of the Sikkim Government and make the tax payments online.
Vehicle Tax Particulars for Sikkim
The road tax payable for the different vehicles are as listed below:
For Two Wheelers that are not designed for transport or hire, the tax payable is
|Type of 2 Wheeler||Tax to be paid per year in Rupees|
|Engine capacity below 80 cc||100|
|Engine capacity between 80 to 170 cc||200|
|Engine capacity between 170 to 250 cc||300|
|Engine capacity above 250 cc||400|
For Omni Buses that have been registered as a non-transport vehicle, the tax to be paid is RS 1750 per year if the seating capacity is below 10 persons or above 10 persons. If the Omni buses have been registered for use in educational institutes, then the tax to be paid per year is RS 1750 if the seating capacity is below 10 persons and RS 1750 plus RS 188 for each additional seat exceeding a seating capacity of 10 persons
For Transport Vehicles, the tax payable per year is as follows:
|Type of 4 Wheeler||Tax to be paid per year in Rupees|
|Engine capacity below 900 cc||1000|
|Engine capacity between 900 to 1490 cc||1200|
|Engine capacity between 1490 to 2000 cc||2500|
|Engine capacity above 2000 cc||3000|