Road tax is a specialised form of charge that motor vehicle owners need to bear across all Indian states. Assam state authorities, or more specifically the regional transport offices (RTOs) are responsible for the collection of road taxes.
Such taxes are paid during the vehicle’s registration, and they involve a one-time payment. With these funds, the state government undertakes the upkeep of roads, ensuring the best driving condition for both residents and tourists. Additionally, the money is also used to ensure optimal safety for travellers on these roads.
RTO tax Assam is based on the Motor Vehicles Taxation Act of 1936, which claims that all vehicles driving on the state’s roads must clear this tax beforehand unless they are specifically exempt from road taxes. Specific guidelines are followed to determine one’s liabilities.
How is it calculated? Well, read on to know more!
Road Tax Calculation: How is it done?
As per the guidelines laid down in the Motor Vehicles Taxation Act, the Assam government calculates road tax liable after considering the following factors –
- Vehicle purpose
- Vehicle age
- Engine capacity
- Make and model
- Assembly location
The one-time road tax is always equal to a certain percentage of a car or bike’s cost. Keep in mind that the cost, in such cases, refers to the ex-showroom price and not the on-road price.
Here is how much tax you would need to pay if you own a two-wheeler or a car!