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Maharashtra Road Tax

Dominated by a massive network of roadways and interconnectedness, the massive state of Maharashtra aims to connect its nook and corners more effectively. So, the state does not only have industrial development, but thorough industrial development that touches all parts of the state.

Road Tax in Maharashtra

Being a dense state, Maharashtra has a large traffic volume and a massive population that uses this motorised traffic. There is Nagpur, Pune and Mumbai that have seen a rise in the number of vehicles plying on the road. The new vehicles starting on the roads have a certain cost. This is calculated by adding a lifetime road tax upon the showroom rates, with the resulting tax revenue being utilised for the betterment of roads and highway infrastructure throughout the state. The road tax in the state of Maharashtra comes under the Motor Vehicles Taxation Act of 1988.

Maharashtra Road Tax Calculation

Calculation of road tax in Maharashtra is done along mainly these parameters:

  • Vehicle Age

  • Manufacturer & Make

  • Type of Fuel

  • Length and Width of vehicle

  • Capacity of Engine

  • Commercial or Personal Utility

  • Manufacture Zone

There are few other factors also that play their role in calculating road tax payable in the state of Maharashtra. One must mention that seat capacity factor together with the number of wheels in a vehicle is also used for the calculation of payable road tax. Departments of transport levy road tax which is same in line with percentage of the vehicle’s original price. This ensures standardisation of taxation across various categories of the vehicle.


Schedule A (III):

The taxation applicable on goods vehicles is given in this schedule. The following:

Schedule A (IV) (1):

Carriage vehicles on contract that carry out day-to-day operations, such as auto rickshaws, taxis and cabs need to pay the certain taxes, as applicable on them.

Schedule A (IV) (2):

This deals with vehicles that run for hire and deal with daily passengers. These vehicles run at INR 71 annually as road tax.

Schedule A (IV) (3):

Vehicles that run as contract vehicles for passengers along interstate roads have these taxes applicable upon them.

Schedule A (IV) (3) (A):

Here we deal with vehicles that run on interstate roads.

Schedule A (IV) (4):

Deals with vehicles with special permit as per Central Motor Vehicles Act.

Schedule A (IV) (A):

Deals with private vehicles on service jobs meant to cater to personal uses

Schedule A (V):

Towing vehicles used for support and service purposes are dealt with in this schedule and the tax for them could be INR 330/year.

Schedule A (VI):

This deals with vehicles that have equipment meant for special utility. Such as cranes, earth movers, compressors etc.

Schedule A (VII):

Deals with vehicle category that comes under exclusion of the schedules mentioned previously. Vehicles considered here cannot be transport ambulances or temporary location vehicles within the state or with vehicles seating capacity of above 12.

Schedule A (VIII)

Deals with tax for vehicles meant for transport of goods except for those meant for agricultural utility.

Schedule A (VIII) (a) (a):

Deals with tax on the trailing vehicles used for agricultural purposes only. The taxes may range from INR 1500 to INR 3000 for loaded weight of 4500 kilograms and more.

Includes all sorts of two wheel and three-wheel carriages which are motor driven and have a carriage with them. Tax chargeable is 7 percent of vehicle’s cost (one time)


Schedule A (VIII) (a) (a):

For all motorised two wheelers and three wheelers that are accompanied by a carriage, they have a onetime tax that is charged at 7% of the vehicle’s basic cost.

Here: Actual Cost of vehicle + Central Excise + Sales Tax = Final Vehicle Cost


It should be noted that for four wheelers (Motor Cars, Jeeps, Omnibuses), the owner delivers a 7% segment of the vehicle’s cost as described above. When the vehicle is imported, the taxation rate can go up to 14% per year.

How to pay Road Tax in Maharashtra?

One can pay road tax in Maharashtra simply by going to the Regional Transport Office in the respective city or the one which deals with the license and registration of their owned vehicle. You are required to fill up some forms and make payment on the necessary amount as road tax with the RTO providing an acknowledgement for it.

Frequently Asked Questions

I have brought my vehicle to Mumbai from another state. What should I do?

The most important thing to do is to pay the Maharashtra road tax at the earliest. This has to be done within one month of moving to Maharashtra. It’s a good idea to safe keep toll receipts or other evidences of vehicle entering the state. However, this is not compulsory. The government believes that the entry date you declare on the payment form is right. In case you have already arranged a NOC from your home state, the date of NOC is considered as the date of entry. In case this date is more than 30 days old, you will be paying a late fine. Once road tax is paid, a person has to go for re-registration.

Can I drive a vehicle without paying Road Tax in Mumbai?

RTO gives you one month to pay road tax after you move your vehicle in Maharashtra. After 30 days of shifting, one will get penalized. Even worse your vehicle papers may be seized when you are driving a vehicle without paying road tax.

What documents are required to pay road tax?

  • Registration certificate of the vehicle

  • Invoice copy of the vehicle

  • Valid Insurance Copy of the vehicle

  • Address Proof

  • NOC is required

  • Form No. KMVT14

  • Local Address Proof

  • Aadhar Card

  • Passport

  • Nationalized Bank Statement/Pass book

  • Own house Electric Bill

  • Ration Card

  • Voter ID

  • LIC Bond

  • Own house agreement

  • BSNL Bill

  • Rental Agreement with Notary Seal + Electric Bill

  • Rental Agreement with Notary Seal + Gas bill

  • Letter from HR + Company ID

What will happen if I don't pay Maharashtra Road Tax?

It’s compulsory to pay life time Road Tax in Maharashtra. Also, you cannot drive non-Maharashtra-registered vehicle for more than a month in Maharashtra after you brought your vehicle from another state. One will get caught, you will be required to pay a life time road tax that includes penalty in case of a default.

Is it compulsory to get address change registration after paying a road tax?

Your vehicle needs to be registered within a month after having paid road tax.

When I get a Maharashtra Registration number should I pay registration charge or will it be included in the tax being collected?

The road tax does not include a registration charge. After paying Road Tax, you have 30 days to apply for re-registration. Once re-registration is done, vehicle owner has to wait for minimum 3 months for a new number plate.

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