Kerala Road Tax- Know Tax Exemption & Pay Road Tax

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Kerala road tax

Kerala is known as the Gods own city the state attracts many tourists from foreign and other parts of India. The roads of the Kerala is connected to the districts, villages and other states. If we talk about the roads and highways in Kerala, it is well developed. Kerala has eight National Highways which is about 1811.52 km. It has a narrower highways as compared to other states in India. Know the detailed information about Kerala Road Tax

What Is Kerala Road Tax Calculation?

The road tax in Kerala is calculated under the Kerala Motor Vehicle Taxation Act 1976. The road tax imposed on motor vehicles, passenger vehicles and good carriage vehicles. Vehicles which are kept by the dealer or manufacturer for trade are not liable to pay tax. The Vahan tax in Kerala is computed on the basis of vehicle weight, purpose of the vehicle, seating capacity, vehicle age etc.

Road Tax on Two-Wheelers in Kerala

RTO tax for two-wheeler is computed on the value of the vehicle The Vahan tax rates are as follows:

Vehicle Tax Rate
New Motorcycles 6% of the purchase value
New Three-wheelers 6% of the purchase value

Road Tax on Four-Wheelers

The vehicle tax for four-wheelers is calculated on the cost of the vehicle The vehicle tax rates are as follows:

Vehicle Tax Rate
Motorcars and private vehicles for personal use costing up to Rs. 5 lakh 6%
Motorcars and private vehicles for personal use costing between Rs. 5 lakh-10 lakh 8%
Motorcars and private vehicles for personal use costing between Rs. 10 lakh-15 lakh 10%
Motorcars and private vehicles for personal use costing between Rs. 15 lakh-20 lakh 15%
Motorcars and private vehicles for personal use costing above Rs. 20 lakh 20%
Motor cabs having an engine capacity below 1500CC and costing up to Rs. 20 lakh 6%
Motor cabs having an engine capacity of 1500CC and costing above Rs. 20 lakh 20%
Tourist motor cabs having costing up to Rs. 10 lakh 6%
Tourist motor cabs having costing up to Rs. 15 lakh -20 lakh 10%
Tourist motor cabs having costing above Rs. 20 lakh 20%

Road Tax for Vehicle Registered in the Other States

The road tax for other states vehicle depends on the age of the vehicle The road tax rates are as follows:

 

Vehicle Age Tax Rates
1 year and less 6% of the purchase value
Age 1 year to 2 years 5.58% of the purchase value
Age 2 to 3 years 5.22% of the purchase value
Age 3 years to 4 years 4.80% of the purchase value
Age 4 to 5 years 4.38% of the purchase value
Age 5 to 6 years 4.02% of the purchase value
Age 6 to 7 years 3.60% of the purchase value
Age 7 to 8 years 3.18% of the purchase value
Age 8 to 9 years 2.82% of the purchase value
Age 9 to 10 years 2.40% of the purchase value
Age 10 to 11 years 1.98% of the purchase value
Age 11 to 12 years 1.62% of the purchase value
Age 12 to 13 years 1.20% of the purchase value
Age 13 to 14 years 0.78% of the purchase value
Age 14 to 15 years 0.24% of the purchase value

Road Tax Exemption in Kerala

  • If a vehicle is used by a disabled person and using for his own use will be exempted from Kerala road tax
  • Agricultural vehicle are plying on the road are exempted from road tax

Penalty for Non- Payment of Tax

If an individual has failed to pay Kerala road tax within the six months of the expiry date then you will be charged at 12% p.a with the taxable amount.

How to Pay Road Tax in Kerala?

Kerala road tax can be paid by visiting to the Regional Transport Office RTO there you have to fill the road tax form and attach important documents of the owner and of the vehicle. Pay the taxes imposed on you and once the payment done you will receive a receipt for the payment of road tax keep it safe for the future references.

Know Road Tax in India State Wise

If you are looking for other states in India and it's road tax, then check here the detail about it here. 

Bihar Road Tax West Bengal Road Tax
Punjab Road Tax Madhya Pradesh Road Tax
Rajasthan Road Tax Kerala Road Tax
Uttarakhand Road Tax Maharashtra Road Tax

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