Car taxes in the UK – everything you need to know

If you own a car in the UK, you need to pay car tax. It’s a legal requirement, and failure to do so can result in hefty fines. But how does car tax work? What are the different rates? And how do you go about paying it? In this blog post, we’ll answer all of your questions about car taxes in the UK.

How does car tax work in the UK?

Car tax is based on emissions, with the lowest band (Band A) being for cars with zero emissions, and the highest band (Band G) being for cars with the highest emissions. You can find out which band your car falls into by checking the registration certificate or searching online.

The amount of car tax you have to pay also depends on the type of vehicle you have. For example, petrol and diesel cars registered before 1 March 2001 are taxed at a flat rate of £265 per year. Alternatively, if your vehicle was registered after 1 March 2001, you’ll need to pay £140 for a first-year rate and then £145 for each following year.

There are also different rates for alternative fuel vehicles, such as electric cars or hybrids. For example, an electric car with zero emissions will be taxed at £0 per year, while a hybrid with emissions of 75g/km will be taxed at £10 per year. Are you in the market for a new car and want to be sure how much tax you´re going to pay? Do an online car tax check! Just enter your license plate number and see all the information.

When do I need to pay my car tax? 

You need to pay your car tax once a year, and you’ll receive a renewal notice through the post around six weeks before it’s due. The date that your car tax is due will depend on when your vehicle was registered – if it was registered before 1 March 2001, then it’s due on 31 October; if it was registered after this date, then it’s due on 1 February or 31 August depending on when payment last ran out . If you’ve just bought a new car, then you’ll need to pay within 14 days of registering it.

Paying your car tax is a legal requirement in the UK, so it’s important to make sure that you’re up-to-date on the latest rules and regulations. We hope that this blog post has helped to clear up any confusion that you might have had about car taxes in the UK.

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