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Road Tax in Bangalore

Just as the name suggests, road tax is the tax imposed on any vehicle before it can run on the road. It is a state level tax, levied by different states at their individual level, which means that the percentage of taxes vary across the states.

Road tax on two wheelers and four wheelers registered in Bangalore is determined by the Karnataka Motor Vehicles Taxation Act. This Act, which was first implemented in 1957, has gone through a few amendments, the most recent being in 2014. It sets out the guidelines on which the motor vehicles tax (road tax) is to be ascertained for all vehicles registered in the state.

Road Tax Calculation in Bangalore

The vehicle’s age, cost, original date of registration, seating capacity and engine capacity are some of the factors that are taken into consideration while determining the road tax percentage in Bangalore. Besides these, the purpose of the vehicle and the place in which it was manufactured are taken into account for tax purpose.

Road tax is charged on all vehicles that are considered feasible to be driven on the road. The tax rates applicable for two wheelers and cars are as under:

Tax On Two Wheelers In Bangalore:

Vehicle CategoryLifetime Tax Applicable
New two-wheeler that costs less than Rs. 50,00010% of the cost of the vehicle
New two-wheeler that costs between Rs. 50,000 and Rs. 1,00,00012% of the cost of the vehicle
New two-wheeler that costs more than Rs. 1,00,00018% of the cost of the vehicle
New two-wheeler that runs on electricity4% of the cost of the vehicle
Two Wheelers that are not more than 2 years93%
Two Wheelers that are more than 2 years but not more than 3 years87%
Two Wheelers that are more than 3 years but not more than 4 years81%
Two Wheelers that are more than 4 years but not more than 5 years75%
Two Wheelers that are more than 5 years but not more than 6 years69%
Two Wheelers that are more than 6 years but not more than 7 years64%
Two Wheelers that are more than 7 years but not more than 8 years59%
Two Wheelers that are more than 8 years but not more than 9 years54%
Two Wheelers that are more than 9 years but not more than 10 years49%
Two Wheelers that are more than 10 years but not more than 11 years45%
Two Wheelers that are more than 11 years but not more than 12 years41%
Two Wheelers that are more than 12 years but not more than 13 years37%
Two Wheelers that are more than 13 years but not more than 14 years33%
Two Wheelers that are more than 14 years but not more than 15 years29%
Two Wheelers that are more than 15 years25%

Tax on Cars in Bangalore:

Vehicle CategoryLifetime Tax Applicable
New car that costs less than Rs. 5 lakhs13% of the cost of the vehicle
New car that costs between Rs. 5 lakhs and Rs. 10 lakhs14% of the cost of the vehicle
New car that costs between Rs. 10 lakhs and Rs. 20 lakhs17% of the cost of the vehicle
New car that costs more than Rs. 20 lakhs18% of the cost of the vehicle
Cars that run on electricity0% of the cost of the vehicle
Car that is less than 2 years93%
Car that is 2 to 3 years old87%
Car that is 3 to 4 years old81%
Car that is 4 to 5 years old75%
Car that is 5 to 6 years old69%
Car that is 6 to 7 years old64%
Car that is 7 to 8 years old59%
Car that is 8 to 9 years old54%
Car that is 9 to 10 years old49%
Car that is 10 to 11 years old45%
Car that is 11 to 12 years old41%
Car that is 12 to 13 years old37%
Car that is 13 to 14 years old33%
Car that is 14 to 15 years old29%
Car that is more than 15 years old25%

Payment of Road Tax in Bangalore

The payment of road tax can be done by visiting any nearby Regional Transport Office (RTO). You will be required to provide the registration documents of the vehicle, along with other supporting documents, such as the vehicle's invoice. The RTO official will hand over a form in which you need to fill your name, address, registration number and insurance number. On the basis of the information provided in the form, the tax due will be determined.

Head to the cash counter and deposit the amount either in cash or via bank DD. In return, you will receive a receipt mentioning the amount that has been paid and a taxation card, which shows the rate of tax charged and the period for which road tax has been paid.

FAQs

What is road tax?

Road tax is the tax imposed on any vehicle before it can run on the road. It is a state level tax, levied by different states at their individual level, which means that the percentage of taxes vary across the states.

Will lifetime tax be levied if a vehicle is registered in a different state?

According to the Act, if a vehicle is registered in a different state, but operating in Bangalore, lifetime tax does not have to be paid unless the vehicle is used in Karnataka for more than 12 months.

What factors are taken into consideration while calculating road tax in Bangalore?

The vehicle’s age, cost, original date of registration, seating capacity and engine capacity are some of the factors that are taken into consideration while determining the road tax percentage in Bangalore. Besides these, the purpose of the vehicle and the place in which it was manufactured are factored in for tax purpose.

What are the document required for paying road tax in Bangalore?

The document required for road tax in Bangalore are as under:

  • Vehicle Registration Papers

  • Vehicle Purchase Invoice

  • Vehicle Insurance Papers

  • Address Proof

How to pay road tax in Bangalore?

The payment of road tax can be done by visiting any nearby Regional Transport Office (RTO). You will be required to provide the registration documents of the vehicle, along with other supporting documents, such as the vehicle's invoice. The RTO official will hand over a form in which you need to fill your name, address, registration number and insurance number. On the basis of the information provided in the form, the tax due will be determined. Head to the cash counter and deposit the amount either in cash or via bank DD. In return, you will receive a receipt mentioning the amount that has been paid and a taxation card, which shows the rate of tax charged and the period for which tax has been paid.

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