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  • Road Tax in Tamil Nadu

    Road safety in Tamil Nadu (Capital City: Chennai) is considered as a priority and the government has taken many measures to ensure accidents are minimised. Apart from standard issues of seatbelts and helmets, the government also issues fitness certificates which are mandatory for vehicles to have on at all times. The government also ensures that all vehicles plying have the required registration certificates and tax payment particulars to bring in uniformity into the transport realm. The tax payment is laid down in accordance with the Tamil Nadu Motor Vehicle Taxation act of 1974.

    How Road Tax is calculated in Tamil Nadu?

    In the state of Tamil Nadu, the road tax is calculated as per provisions of the Tamil Nadu Motor Vehicle Taxation act of 1974. The tax to be paid depends on the type of vehicle and the act states that every vehicle in the state of Tamil Nadu is required to pay the road tax

    How to pay Road Tax in Tamil Nadu?

    Vehicle owners looking to pay road tax in Tamil Nadu can pay it at anyone of the regional transport offices through cash or demand drafts or can make payments for road tax online which now also includes the option for transport vehicles to pay road tax online rather than the mandatory payment at the regional transport offices.

    Vehicle Tax Particulars in Tamil Nadu:

    For Two Wheelers registered prior to 1989 with or without trailers attached the tax payable is

    Type of Two Wheeler

    Tax per Year

    Motorcycles between 50 to 75 cc

    RS 135

    Motorcycles between 75 to 170 cc

    RS 200

    Motorcycles exceeding 175 cc

    RS 240

    Carriages for Invalids

    RS 32

    For Two Wheelers registered post 1989, the tax payable is

    Period

    Motorcycles below 50 cc

    Motorcycles between 50 to 75 cc

    Motorcycles between 75 to 170 cc

    Motorcycles exceeding 175 cc and tricycles

    At time of registration

    1000

    1500

    2500

    3000

    Less than 1 year old

    945

    1260

    1870

    2240

    Between 1 to 2 years

    880

    1210

    1790

    2150

    Between 2 to 3 years

    815

    1150

    1700

    2040

    Between 3 to 4 years

    750

    1080

    1600

    1920

    Between 4 to 5 years

    675

    1010

    1500

    1800

    Between 5 to 6 years

    595

    940

    1390

    1670

    Between 6 to 7 years

    510

    860

    1280

    1530

    Between 7 to 8 years

    420

    780

    1150

    1380

    Between 8 to 9 years

    325

    690

    1020

    1220

    Between 9 to 10 years

    225

    590

    880

    1050

    More than 10 years old

    115

    490

    720

    870

    For cars, Jeeps Omni Buses etc. The tax payable is

    Classification

    Imported Vehicles

    Indian Manufactured vehicles owned by individuals

    Indian Manufactured vehicles owned by others

    Not exceeding 700 Kgs unladen weight

    1800

    600

    1200

    Between 700 to 1500 Kgs unladen weight

    2350

    800

    1600

    Between 1500 to 2000 Kgs unladen weight

    2700

    1000

    2000

    Between 2000 to 3000 Kgs unladen weight

    2900

    1100

    2200

    Exceeding 3000 Kgs unladen weight

    3300

    1250

    2500

    With effect from 2008, Vehicles can pay Lifetime tax. The lifetime tax for four wheelers such as cars, jeeps, Omni buses and other non-transport vehicles are 10% of the cost of the vehicle if the vehicle is within a price range of RS 10 Lakh. If the vehicle’s cost exceeds RS 10 Lakh, then the tax payable is 15% of the total cost of the vehicle. For non-transport Motorcycles, the lifetime tax that can be paid is 8% of the cost of the vehicle.

    If the vehicle is a battery operated Non-transport four wheeler, then the lifetime tax payable is 5% of the cost of the vehicle if the cost of the vehicle is below RS 10 lakh and 7.5% of the cost of the vehicle if the cost is above RS 10 Lakh. If the vehicle is a battery operated Non-transport two wheeler, then the lifetime tax payable is 4% of the cost of the vehicle.

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