Vehicle excise duty, more commonly known as car tax, is increasing in the UK for the third consecutive year in 2019.
In the Budget, it was confirmed that: “From 1 April 2019 VED rates for cars, vans, and motorcycles will increase in line with RPI.”
Chancellor Philip Hammond quietly made the announcement in the Autumn Budget and the increase will take effect in April.
As a result, motorists could face paying an extra car tax charge on top of their current rate of tax.
Here’s how much more motorists will pay based on their tax brand:
- 76g/km and 150g/km CO2 – +£5
- 151-170 g/km CO2 – +£15
- 171-190g/km CO2 – +£25
- 191-225g/km CO2 – +£40
- 226-255g/km CO2 – +£55
- 255g/km CO2 – +£65
This latest car tax increase will come as a surprise to motorists after they have been handed two years of consecutive rises in 2017 and 2018.
Top check your rate of car tax you can use a simple online tool which will calculate how much you’ll need to pay.
Drivers can use the ‘Car fuel data, CO2 and vehicle tax tools’ on the Vehicle Certification Agency website, accessible through the DVLA site.
The tool is under the ‘Find vehicle tax information on a new or used car’ section which will then run you through a number of different pages and options to determine what car you have and when it was registered.
This should then provide you with an accurate and up-to-date rate of vehicle excise duty. To use the car tax check tool click here.
You can then add the new RPI charge on to work out how much you’ll need to pay when you renew your tax this year.
If you are caught without valid car tax then you can be handed a £1,000 fine.
Cars can also be seized and in some cases destroyed if you don’t have valid Vehicle Excise Duty (VED).
Daily Express :: Cars Feed