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Tripura Road Tax

Tripura Road Tax

Tripura Road Tax

Road tax, also known as vehicle tax, is imposed on all commercial vehicles before being permitted to traverse on the roads. The sum of tax collected from vehicle-owning residents is utilized for developmental purposes by the respective State Governments. In this article, we look at the various aspects of Tripura road tax in detail.

Tax Administrators

The responsibilities concerning the administration of road tax in India is vested with both the Central and State governments, as well as the local authorities.

Purpose of Levy

The state governments of India play a predominant role in the development of roads in the country, though the Central Government assumes responsibility for the same when the need arises. This substantiates the state government’s cause to collect this form of revenue, which is to be used for developmental purposes.

Payment

Road tax is remitted by taxpayers during the registration of a vehicle either on a yearly basis or once in a lifetime, the determination of which is vested with the state governments. Taxpayers must be aware that the utilization of the vehicle in a different state than the one in which it is initially registered will make him/her liable to the tax norms of the latter state.

Calculation of Road Tax in Tripura

In Tripura, the rates of road tax are determined by considering several factors; which includes the likes of engine capacity, seating capacity, the unladen weight of the vehicle, cost price of the vehicle, type of vehicle used, and so and so forth.

Tax Rates

The rates of tax imposed on various vehicle owners of Tripura are specified below:

For Two-wheelers

Category of Vehicle Levy of Tax
Two-wheeler vehicles without gear used for personal purposesOne-time tax of Rs. 1000 for 15 years, after which a fee of Rs. 500 is imposed on a five-year basis
Two-wheeler vehicles with gear used for personal purpose, the cost of which is not more than Rs. 1 lakhOne-time payment of Rs. 2200 for 15 years, after which a fee of Rs. 1000 is imposed on a five-year basis
Two-wheeler vehicles with gear used for personal purposes, the cost of which is above Rs. 1 lakhOne-time payment of Rs. 2650 for 15 years, after which a fee of Rs. 1100 is imposed for every five years

For Four-Wheelers

Category of Vehicle Levy of Tax
Motor cars and jeeps utilized for personal purposes, the cost of which is not more than Rs. 3 lakhsOne-time payment of Rs. 4100 for 15 years, after which a fee of Rs. 2050 is imposed on a five-year basis
Motor cars and jeeps utilized for personal purposes, the cost of which scales above Rs. 3 lakhs but not more than Rs. 5 lakhsOne-time [payment of Rs. 4800 for every 15 years, after which a fee of Rs. 2400 is imposed on a five-year basis
Motor cars and jeeps utilized for personal purposes, the cost of which scales above Rs. 5 lakhs but not more than Rs. 10 lakhsOne-time payment of Rs. 6,900 for every 15 years, after which a fee of Rs. 3450 is imposed on a five-year basis
Motor cars and jeeps utilized for personal purposes, the cost of which is above Rs. 10 lakhs but not more than Rs. 15 lakhsA one-time payment of Rs. 7550 is imposed for every 15 years, after which a fee of Rs. 3775 is imposed on a five-year basis
Motor cars and jeeps utilized for personal purposes, the cost of which is above Rs. 15 lakhsA one-time payment of Rs. 8250 is imposed for every 15 years, after which a fine of Rs. 4125 is imposed on a five-year basis

For Other Vehicles

Category of VehicleLevy of Tax
Auto TaxAn annual rate of Rs. 125
If the Registered Laden Weight (RLW) is within 3000 kgsAn annual rate of Rs. 600
If the Registered laden weight (RLW) exceeds 3000 kgs but is within 5560 kgsAn annual rate of Rs. 900
If the Registered Laden Weight (RLW) exceeds 5560 kgs but is within 7500 kgsAn annual rate of Rs. 1620
If the Registered Laden Weight (RLW) exceeds 7500 kgs but within 12000 kgsAn annual rate of Rs. 2625
If the Registered Laden Weight (RLW) exceeds 12,000 kgs but is within 16200 kgsAn annual rate of Rs. 5250
Registered laden weight (RLW) exceeding 16200 kgsAn annual rate of Rs. 6560, added with a levy of Rs. 25 for every additional 100 kgs

Refund of Road Tax

The sum remitted for the purpose of road tax can be reclaimed if a particular vehicle is utilized for less than 15 years and is either scrapped or discarded. This can be done after the cancellation of registration, which is performed at the Regional Transport Office (RTO) where the registration of the particular vehicle took place. Given a scenario that the particular vehicle was transferred and then registered in another state even after the initial registration, the refund must be claimed for from the initial place of registration.

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