Tamil Nadu is among the most popular tourist attractions in India. Ramanathaswamy temple lures millions of people every year, as it is itself a delight for every pilgrim. The state has good connectivity to the 32 districts with 120 divisions and 450 subdivisions.
The road network has a length of 1.99,040 km including national highways and state highways. For detail information about Tamil Nadu road tax rates, read the article.
The State Government has made strict rules across the state to ensure the vehicles plying on the road pay the tax. There is a uniformity in the system of transport, which makes transportation easy and smooth.
The road tax in Tamil Nadu is calculated under the Tamil Nadu Motor Vehicle Taxation Act 1974. The tax is considered on various factors, such as the motorcycle engine capacity, vehicle age, manufacture, model, seating capacity, price etc.
A vehicle which has obtained registration before 1989 with or without trailers attached.
The road tax for two-wheelers are as follows:
|Vehicle Age||Motorcycle less than 50CC||Motorcycles between 50 to 75CC||Motorcycles between 75 to 170 CC||Motorcycles above 175 CC|
|At the time of registration||Rs. 1000||Rs. 1500||Rs. 2500||Rs. 3000|
|Less than 1 year||Rs. 945||Rs. 1260||Rs.1870||Rs. 2240|
|Age between 1 to 2 years||Rs. 880||Rs. 1210||Rs. 1790||Rs.2150|
|Age between 2 to 3 years||Rs. 815||Rs. 1150||Rs. 1170||Rs.2040|
|Age between 3 to 4 years||Rs. 750||Rs. 1080||Rs. 1600||Rs. 1920|
|Age between 4 to 5 years||Rs. 675||Rs. 1010||Rs. 1500||Rs. 1800|
|Age between 5 to 6 years||Rs. 595||Rs. 940||Rs. 1390||Rs. 1670|
|Age between 6 to 7 years||Rs. 510||Rs. 860||Rs. 1280||Rs. 1530|
|Age between 7 to 8 years||Rs. 420||Rs. 780||Rs. 1150||Rs. 1380|
|Age between 8 to 9 years||Rs. 325||Rs. 690||Rs. 1020||Rs. 1220|
|Age between 9 to 10 years||Rs. 225||Rs. 590||Rs. 880||Rs. 1050|
|More than 110 years old||Rs. 115||Rs. 490||Rs.720||Rs. 870|
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The Tax Rate for four-wheelers is based on the weight of the vehicle.
The following tax rates are for cars, jeeps, omnibuses etc:
|Vehicle Weight||Imported Vehicles||Indian Made Vehicles Owned by Individual||Indian Made Vehicle Owned by Others|
|Below 700 kgs of unladen weight||Rs. 1800||Rs. 600||Rs. 1200|
|Weight between 700 to 1500 kgs of unladen weight||Rs. 2350||Rs. 800||Rs. 1600|
|Weight between 1500 to 2000 kgs unladen weight||Rs. 2700||Rs. 1000||Rs. 2000|
|Weight between 2000 to 3000 kgs unladen weight||Rs. 2900||Rs. 1100||Rs. 2200|
|More than 3000 kgs of unladen weight||Rs.3300||Rs. 1250||Rs. 2500|
|Transport Vehicle Weight||Quarterly Tax Rates|
|Goods carriages below 3000 kgs||Rs. 600|
|Goods carriages between 3000 to 5500 kgs||Rs. 950|
|Goods carriages between 5500 to 9000 kgs||Rs. 1500|
|Goods carriages between 9000 to 12000 kgs||Rs. 1900|
|Goods carriages between 12000 to 13000 kgs||Rs. 2100|
|Goods carriages between 13000 to 15000 kgs||Rs. 2500|
|Goods carriages above 15000 kgs||Rs. 2500 plus Rs. 75 for every 250 kgs or more|
|Multi Axle Vehicle||Rs. 2300 plus Rs. 50 for every 250 kgs or more|
|Trailer 3000 to 5500 kgs||Rs. 400|
|Trailer 5500 to 9000 kgs||Rs. 700|
|Trailer 9000 to 12000 kgs||Rs. 810|
|Trailer 12000 to 13000 kgs||Rs. 1010|
|Trailer 13000 to 15000 kgs||Rs. 1220|
|Trailer above 15000 kgs in weight laden||Rs. 1220 plus Rs. 50 for every 250 kgs|
The citizens of Tamil Nadu can pay road tax in the RTO office by filling the form along submitting the vehicle documents. It can be paid either via cash or Demand Draft. The commercial vehicles that enter the state have to make the payment of the other state vehicle tax.
Some of the higher designated government authorities are exempted from the road tax in Tamil Nadu as follows:
A: Anyone who owns a vehicle and drives it on the roads and highways of Tamil Nadu is liable to pay road tax to the state govt.
A: You can pay road tax by cash or Demand Draft through any of the Regional Transport Office. You can also make the payment online. Commercial vehicles entering Tamil Nadu can pay road tax directly at the toll tax booth. Hence, visiting the RTO is no longer necessary.
A: Paying road tax is compulsory in India. You cannot claim any tax benefit if you pay road tax. However, the non-payment of road tax can result in hefty penalties. The percentages of penalties depend upon the state governments and the central government.
A: In Tamil Nadu, road tax is calculated based on the vehicle's seating and engine capacity, the vehicle's weight, the age of the vehicle, and the fuel used in the vehicle. The road tax amount will also differ based on whether it is a commercial or a domestic vehicle. Road tax rates are usually higher for commercial vehicles.
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