Vehicle Road Tax & Charges in Kerala
Know all about VAHAN/Parivahan Tax & RTO Charges in Kerala
Living in God's own country is a treat for the people of Kerala. Surrounded by the coconut trees' beauty and peaceful lakes, residents are in a genuinely enviable position! Kerala is also renowned for its first-class infrastructure, especially when it comes to roads.
If you are a new driver in Kerala and want to get your vehicle registered, here are some of the Kerala road tax features you need to know.
Let us take a look at the details!
Road Tax in Kerala
Why does the government charge a Kerala vehicle tax? Road tax is mainly charged so that the government has the necessary revenue to maintain roads and provide security to travellers.
The Kerala Motor Vehicles Taxation Act, 1976 governs the Kerala parivahan tax. Through this law, we can find out the exact amount of tax you are liable to pay.
How is Road Tax Calculated?
Kerala road tax rate is calculated for every vehicle depending on its make, type, weight, and usage. There are different tax brackets, and we shall look at them individually.
Road Tax Rates for Two-wheelers in Kerala
According to the Kerala Motor Vehicles Taxation Act, 1976, the Kerala RTO tax rate is as follows.
Class of Vehicle
Rate of Quarterly Tax in INR
Motorcycles (including motor scooters and cycles with an attachment for propelling by some mechanical power) a) Bicycles not exceeding 95cc b) Bicycles exceeding 95cc
a) 30 b) 40
Road Tax Rates for Four-wheelers in Kerala
The Kerala road tax for car and other four-wheelers in the state is as follows.
Motor Car Weight
Cost in INR
Not more than 750 kg
Between 750 kg and 1500 kg
More than 1500 kg
Border Tax in Kerala on Vehicles from The Other Indian States
Age of Vehicle
1 year and less
6% of purchase value
More than 1 year and up to 2 years
5.58% of purchase value
More than 2 years and up to 3 years
5.22% of purchase value
More than 3 years and up to 4 years
4.80% of purchase value
More than 4 years and up to 5 years
4.38% of purchase value
More than 5 years and up to 6 years
4.02% of purchase value
More than 6 years and up to 7 years
3.60% of purchase value
More than 7 years and up to 8 years
3.18% of purchase value
More than 8 years and up to 9 years
2.82% of purchase value
More than 9 years and up to 10 years
2.40% of purchase value
More than 10 years and up to 11 years
1.98% of purchase value
More than 11 years and up to 12 years
1.62% of purchase value
More than 12 years and up to 13 years
1.20% of purchase value
More than 13 years and up to 14 years
0.78% of purchase value
More than 14 years and up to 15 years
0.42% of purchase value
Penalty for Non-Payment of Road Taxes in Kerala
The penalty is fixed at Rs.100 for first-time offenders. For a second time offence, the amount is fixed at Rs.200.
How to Pay Road Tax Online in Kerala
To pay the road tax for Kerala online, you can visit the following website: https://mvd.kerala.gov.in/index.php/e-payment. This is the only way to make a Kerala state road tax online payment.
If you cannot pay the tax online, then visit any of the nearest RTOs and fill up a form. Once the form is filled, you can make your payment, and you will receive a confirmation of the same. Do not leave without the payment receipt, however!
List of RTOs in Kerala
So, now that we have clear knowledge and insight into how the government of Kerala calculates its road tax, you can go about paying it.
Enjoy the serene drives throughout the state knowing your dues are cleared.
The drive is yours to enjoy!