The government of Gujarat is providing better connectivity of roads to villages and other cities. It has enabled the smooth transportation system and uninterrupted flow of goods within the state. The government of Gujarat has upgraded the conditions of the roads and are continuing to do so by coming up with the new construction programmes.
The road tax is imposed on all types of vehicles. The state government collects the road tax for transport vehicles and non-transport vehicles and whether it is old or new, every vehicle owner is liable to pay tax. The transportation department of Gujarat imposes and collects the road tax on behalf of the Gujarat government.
Road tax in Gujarat is calculated on multiple factors such as the type of the vehicle, capacity, age, engine, etc. Taxes are can be paid in a lump sum amount, which will keep your vehicle covered throughout the operating time. An individual buys a new or an old car is liable to pay taxes.
Gujarat road tax rates are different from other states and it is one of the simplest road tax structures in the country. A few categories are exempted from the road tax such as tractors used for agricultural purpose, auto-rickshaws and for the person suffering from a physical disability.
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Vehicle owners have to pay tax at a flat rate of 6% of the vehicle’s cost. This tax is applicable to newly bought vehicles and their registration in the state of Gujarat. Vehicles up to 8 years old is liable to pay 15% of the lump-sum tax. Older vehicles attract 1% of lump-sum tax paid or Rs. 100, whichever is more.
The road tax on a new four-wheeler in Gujarat is charged at a flat rate of 6% (registered within the state). These charges are only applicable for non-transport vehicles of private ownership.
Vahan Tax in Gujarat is determined by the seating capacity and the vehicle cost.
Check the following table for the tax rates:
|Types of Vehicle||Tax|
|Motorcycle||6% of the cost of the vehicle|
|Three, Four Wheeler, LMV, Station Wagon, Private Car, Jeep, Taxi. (Commercial use up to 2000kgs)||6% of the cost of the vehicle|
|Seating Capacity up to 3||2.5% of the vehicle cost|
|Seating capacity above 3 and up to 6||6% of the vehicle cost|
|Goods vehicle having GVW up to 7500 kg||6% of the vehicle cost|
|Maxi Cab and Ordinary OmniBus (seating capacity7 to 12)||12% of the vehicle cost|
|Medium Goods vehicle(GVW 7501 up to 12000 kg)||8% of the total cost of the vehicle|
|Heavy Goods vehicle (*GVW above 12001 Kg)||12% of the cost of the vehicle|
*GVW- Gross Vehicle Weight
The road tax in Gujarat is payable at any RTO offices in the district. You are required to fill a form and submit important documents. The procedure is simple and hassle-free, after completing the payment you will get the Challan receipt. Ensure you keep it safe for future references.
A: The Gujarat Government imposes the road tax on owners of both domestic and commercial vehicles. However, if you have purchased your vehicle in another state and are plying it in Gujarat, you have to pay the road tax.
A: While calculating the road tax in Gujarat, you will have to consider the price of the vehicle, type, weight, usage, and age.
A: The road tax is usually collected in the form of a one-time lump sum payment applicable for the vehicle's entire operational period.
A: Two-wheeler owners have to pay a flat rate of 6% of the vehicles' cost as road tax in Gujarat. For two-wheelers that are more than 8 years old, owners have to pay a flat rate of 15% of the vehicle's price as a tax. If you are the owner of a four-wheeler, you will have to pay a flat rate of 6% of your vehicle's price as a road tax. But for that, you have to purchase the car in Gujarat, and it has to be less than 8 years old.
A: Road tax in Gujarat is collected in the form of a lump sum, which applies to the vehicle's operational period.
A: Yes, Gujarat's road tax structure is different from other states as it has the simplest structure for calculating the road tax and the payment of it.
A: Yes, owners of vehicles used for agricultural purposes do not have to pay road tax for those automobiles.
A: Yes, it would be best if you preserved the challenge for the payment of road tax as this is payable only one-time for the vehicle's entire operating time.
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