Vehicle tax goes by many different names: vehicle excise duty (VED); car tax; road fund licence (RFL). Whatever you call it, here's what you need to know about it for 2016/17.
2016/17 Vehicle Tax Infographic
2016/17 UK vehicle tax rates are split into bands based on CO2 emissions; the lower the car's emissions, the lower the vehicle tax.
This vehicle tax infographic shows 2016/17 standard rates for cars that:
a) were registered on or after 1 March 2001
b) are more than one year old*
c) are petrol or diesel engines
d) are paid for annually
* A different rate of vehicle tax applies to new cars for the first 12 months. This is called a First Year Rate. Keep scrolling for a 2016/17 vehicle tax table which includes both First Year Rates and standard rates for cars.
2016/17 Vehicle Tax Table
We think it's helpful to have the 2016/17 First Year Rates for cars alongside the vehicle tax standard rates as well.
First Year Rates - informally known as a "showroom tax" - are only applicable on new cars, and only for the first twelve months. After this time, the standard rate of vehicle tax kicks in.
You can download this 2016/17 vehicle tax rates table for free. Just click the button.
The following vehicle tax rates are valid from 1 April 2016:
Other Car Fleet Costs
Vehicle tax is one thing to keep in mind when looking at your car fleet options. That's why it's part of our whole life cost approach to fleet management.