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Bihar Road Tax

Bihar is one of the fastest developing states of India. Do you know that road tax is one of the most important sources of revenue for the government of Bihar. The road tax in Bihar is imposed by the state government and is regulated by the regional transport offices and transport department.

How to Calculate Road Tax in Bihar?

Similar to other states of India, calculation of Road Tax in Bihar is based on taking multiple facts into consideration - age & weight of the vehicle, personal or commercial use, make, manufacture & place of manufacture, fuel type, engine size and capacity, etc. The government of Bihar also provides incentives to smaller non-polluting vehicles, while imported vehicles attract custom duty and are subjected to a different tax slab.

For Two Wheelers

The road tax for two wheelers in Bihar is calculated on the basis of the original cost of the vehicle. This tax rate stands at 8%-12% of the vehicle cost.

For Four Wheelers

Similar to the taxation system of two wheelers, the road tax for four wheelers in Bihar is also based on the original cost of the vehicle which currently stands at 8%-12%. Note: For both two and four wheelers, the tax does not include VAT which has to be paid additionally.

Tax by Vehicle Specification

Stage of RegistrationMotorcycleMotorcars|Jeep|Omnibuses up to seating capacity of 12 used for personal use
Up to one year of age at the time of RegistrationOne time tax @ 8% of the Ex-Showroom price shall be levied at the time of registration for up to ₹1 lac Ex-showroom price of the two wheeler Motor Vehicle.

One time tax @ 9% of the Ex-showroom price shall be levied at the time of registration for above ₹1 lac and up to ₹8 lac Ex-showroom price of the two wheeler Motor Vehicle.

One time tax @ 10% of the Ex-showroom price shall be levied at the time of registration for above ₹8 lac and up to ₹15 lac Ex-showroom price of the two wheeler motor vehicle.

One time tax @ 12% of the Ex-showroom price shall be levied at the time of registration for above ₹15 lac Ex-showroom price of the two wheeler Motor Vehicle.

One time tax @ 8% of the Ex-showroom price shall be levied at the time of registration for up to ₹1 lac Ex-showroom price of the four wheeler Motor Vehicle.

One time tax @ 9% of the Ex-showroom price shall be levied at the time of registration for above ₹1 lac and up to ₹8 lac Ex-showroom price of the four wheeler Motor Vehicle.

One time tax @ 10% of the Ex-showroom price shall be levied at the time of registration for above ₹8 lac and up to ₹15 lac Ex-showroom price of the four wheeler Motor Vehicle.

One time tax @ 12% of the Ex-showroom price shall be levied at the time of registration for above ₹15 lac Ex-showroom price of the four wheeler Motor Vehicle.

Tax by Vehicle Carriage Capacity

Type of VehicleTax
Upto 1000 kgs registered laden weight capacityOne time tax of ₹8,000/- at the time of registration in the state for a period of ten years from the date of first registration shall be levied for goods vehicles upto 1000 kg weight capacity. Provided that onetime tax payable by such vehicles already registered shall be calculated after deducting the tax amount already paid before ten years; Provided further that no one time tax shall be payable if the vehicle has already paid more than ₹8,000/- as taxes.

For goods vehicles more than ten years old a one-time tax of ₹8,000/- for a period of every five years thereafter, shall be levied: Provided that one- time tax payable by such vehicles shall be calculated after deducting the tax amount already paid after the ten years period or fifteen years period as applicable. Provided further that no one-time tax shall be payable if the vehicle has already paid more than ₹8000/- as taxes
Exceeding 1000 kgs but not exceeding 3000 kgs of registered laden weight capacityOne time tax of ₹6500/- per ton or part thereof at the time of registration for a period of ten years from the date of first registration shall be levied on goods vehicles registered upto 1001 to 3000 kg weight capacity. Provided that onetime tax payable by such vehicles already registered shall be calculated after deducting the tax amount already paid before ten years; Provided further that no one time tax shall be payable if the vehicle has already paid more than ₹6500/- per ton or part thereof as taxes.

For vehicles more than ten years old a one-time tax of ₹6500/- per ton or part thereof for a period of every five years thereafter, shall be levied; Provided that one-time tax payable by such vehicles shall be calculated after deducting the tax amount already paid after the ten years period or fifteen years period as applicable; Provided further that no one-time tax shall be payable if the vehicle has already paid more than ₹6500/- per ton or part thereof as taxes.
Exceeding 3,000 kgs but not exceeding 16,000 kgs of registered laden weight capacity₹750/- per ton per year or any part thereof.
Exceeding 16,000 kgs but not exceeding 24,000 kgs of registered laden weight capacity₹700/- per ton per year or any part thereof.
Exceeding 24,000 kgs of registered laden weight capacity₹600/- per ton per year or any part thereof.

Tax by Seating Capacity

Transport vehicles other than goods carriages, motor cabs and maxi cabs excluding of the driver and conductor. Annual Rate of Tax (Ordinary Bus)Annual Rate of Tax (Semi Deluxe Bus)Annual Rate of Tax (Deluxe Bus)Annual Rate of Tax (Volvo, Mercedes & Equivalent Bus)
Seating capacity not less than 13 persons and not more than 26 persons₹550 per seat.₹675 per seat.₹785 per seatNA
Seating capacity not less than 27 persons and not more than 32 persons₹600 per seat.₹750 per seat.₹860 per seat.NA
Seating capacity 33 persons or more₹700 per seat.₹870 per seat.₹1025 per seat.NA
Volvo, Mercedez and equivalent buses NANANA₹1300 per seat.

The rate of tax for Motorcycle/Taxi/Motor Cab/Maxi Cab (excluding Three Wheelers) having seating capacity up to 12 are required to pay the following taxes.

  • One time tax @ 8% of the Ex-showroom price shall be levied at the time of registration for a period of 15 years for up to ₹1 lac Ex-showroom price of Motorcycle/ Taxi/Motor Cab/Maxi Cab.

  • One time tax @ 9% of the Ex-showroom price shall be levied at the time of registration for a period of 15 years for above ₹1 lac and up to ₹8 lac Ex-showroom price of Motorcycle/ Taxi/Motor Cab/Maxi Cab.

  • One time tax @ 10% of the Ex-showroom price shall be levied at the time of registration for a period of 15 years for above ₹8 lac and up to ₹15 lac Ex-showroom price of Motorcycle/ Taxi/Motor Cab/Maxi Cab.
  • One time tax @ 12% of the Ex-showroom price shall be levied at the time of registration for a period of 15 years for above ₹15 lac Ex-showroom price of Motorcycle/ Taxi/Motor Cab/Maxi Cab.

How to Pay Road Tax in Bihar?

You can pay road tax in Bihar by visiting the specific RTO under the district where you reside. Additionally, if you are a bank account holder of State Bank of India, you can visit the official website of the Bihar Transport department to pay your respective road tax - transport.bih.nic.in. (Applicable for commercial vehicles only)

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the current rate of road tax on a motorbike in Bihar?

The current rate of road tax which is applicable on a motorbike is between 8%-12% of the cost of the vehicle.

Who is exempted from paying road tax in Bihar?

Women who own a 3 or 4 wheeler for commercial purposes with a valid driver’s license are exempted from road tax in Bihar.

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