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Gujarat Road Tax

Gujarat Road Tax

Gujarat Road Tax

Road taxes popularly known as vehicle taxes are levied by the Indian Government to maintain the country’s state highway and national highway. The collected funds are used to improve road infrastructure and help the commuters. In addition to this, road taxes ensure that road safety and security is maintained. In this article, we look at the Gujarat road tax in detail.

Calculation of Road Tax in Gujarat

Gujarat road tax is calculated taking into consideration the type, capacity, age of the vehicle etc. These taxes are collected through single payment by the vehicle owners, that keeps the vehicle covered throughout its serving period. These taxes have to be paid b the vehicle owners when buying a new or a used vehicle. These taxes are charged as an amount or a percentage of total cost of the vehicle. However, the state has the easiest road tax structure in the country. Exemptions are made for tractors that are used for agricultural purposes, auto rickshaws and invalid carriage weight up to 250 kgs.

Tax on Two Wheelers

All two wheelers have to pay a flat rate of 6% of the total cost of the vehicle on all new vehicle purchase and registration in the state. A 15% of lump sum is levied for vehicles that are resold up to 8 years. Vehicles more than 8 years, a road tax of 1%of lump sum is levied or Rs. 100 has to be paid, whichever is more.

Tax on Four Wheelers

Gujarat levies a tax of 6% of the total cost of the vehicle on new 4 wheelers that are bought and registered in the state. This tax rate is applicable only to private non-transport vehicles.

Provision for Vehicles of the State

S. No

Types of Vehicles

Tax

Lump Sum Tax

1

Motorcycle

6% of the cost of the vehicle

2

Three, Four Wheeler, LMV, Station Wagon, Private Car, Jeep, Taxi. Tractor (Commercial use upto 2000kgs)

6% of the cost of the vehicle

3

Auto Rickshaw

Seating Capacity up to 3

2.5% of the cost of the vehicle

Seating Capacity above 3 and up to 6

 

6% of the cost of the vehicle

4

Goods vehicles having GVW up to 7500 kgs

6% of the cost of the vehicle

5

Tractor (Agriculture use)

3.5% of the cost of the vehicle

Lump sum tax for the vehicle owned by a person other than an individual, university, education trust, Public Trust and Social welfare is twice the rate except for Auto Rickshaw, Taxicab, upto 7500 Kgs Goods Vehicle, upto 250 Invalid Carriage.
Lump sum tax for Vehicles that is imported is twice the rate except upto 7500 Kgs Goods Vehicle and upto 250 Invalid Carriage.

Optional Lump Sum Tax

1

Maxi Cab and Ordinary OmniBus (Seating Capacity 7 to 12 excluding driver)

12% of the cost the of vehicle

2

Medium Goods Vehicle ( GVW 7501 Up To 12000 Kgs )

8% of the total cost of the vehicle

3

Heavy Goods Vehicles ( GVW above 12001 kgs )

12% of the cost the of vehicle

Lump sum Tax while resaling the Vehicle

 

Transfer Tax Leviable at a time of Resale for the vehicles paying Lump sum Tax

Age of the vehicle during Transfer

1

Up to 8 Years

15% of the Lump sum Tax Paid

2

More Than 8 Years

1% of the Lump sum Tax paid or Rs.100 whichever is More

 

The following vehicles are exempted from the Transfer Tax: Tractor (Agriculture Use, Auto Rickshaw carrying 3 passengers only and Invalid Carriage with having up to 250 kgs
 

            Recurring Tax

Contract Carriage

Annual Rate Per Seat

 

1

Ordinary OmniBus

Seating Capacity Up to 12

Rs. 1200

Seating Capacity which has more than 12 and up to 20

Rs. 3000

Seating Capacity More Than 20

Rs. 3600

2

Luxury OmniBus

Seating Capacity Up to 20

Rs. 4620

Seating Capacity More Than 20

Rs. 6000

3

Sleeper Omni Bus

 

Berth/ Sleeper Capacity Up to 20

Rs. 9000

 

Berth/ Sleeper Capacity More Than 20

 

Rs. 12,000

                   In sleeper Bus, a combination of seat and berth total upto 20

Each seat Rs. 4620 and
Each berth Rs. 9000

In sleeper Bus, a combination of seat and berth total above 20

Each seat Rs. 6000 and
Each berth Rs. 12,000

4

Goods Vehicles Having GVW More than 7500 Kgs

Rs.650 per 1000 Kgs or Part thereof

5

Tractor-Prime mover with more than 2000kg attached with /or not (Crain, compressor, Rig)

Rs.2000 + Rs. 400 per every 1000kgs or part thereof that exceeds 2000kgs

Construction Equipment Vehicle – Crain, Loader, Rig, Fork Lift, Back Hoe

Break Down van-Toeing Truck

Special Purpose Vehicle

6

Berth/Sleeper Capacity Up to 20

Rs.500 per Seat

Berth/Sleeper Capacity More Than 20

Rs.200per Seat

In sleeper Bus, a combination of seat and berth total upto 20

 

Rs.500 per Seat

 

Stage Carriage passenger vehicle

7

Rs 1200 for First 9 seat + Rs 80 for every passenger in addition to 9 passengers+ Rs 40 for each standees.

 

Provision for Other State vehicle

S. No

Kind of Vehicle

Period of Temporary Use

Procedure for Tax Calculation

1

(Luxury or tourist buses and Maxi Cab)

Minimum of one week or a part of it

4% of the total annual rate per week or a part of it

2

(Luxury or tourist buses and Maxi Cab)

More than one week and up to a month

1/12 of Annual rate

Taxi

Provision for Other State vehicle

3

Passenger capacity

Annual Rate

4% of the total annual rate per week or a part of it

up to 3

Rs. 300

up to 4

Rs. 1200

 

up to 5

Rs. 1350

up to 6

Rs. 1500

Payment of Road Tax in Gujarat

An individual in Gujarat can pay road taxes in Gujarat can be made by approaching the district RTO office and submitting the form along with the required documents. The tax receipt or challan should be kept safely in case if there is any reference that has to be made in the future.

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