Bihar Road Tax

Bihar Road TaxBihar Road Tax– The state governments in India require individuals to pay a road tax for using their vehicles on public roads. The specific rate of this tax varies across different states based on the type of vehicle being used. When registering their vehicle with the Regional Transport Office, owners must also pay the corresponding road tax. This article focuses on a comprehensive examination of the Bihar Road Tax.

 Bihar Vehicle Tax Act,1979 

According to the Bihar Vehicle Tax Act of 1979, the responsibility of collecting road tax from vehicle owners in the state falls on the transport department. Vehicle owners are required to make road tax payments either on a monthly, quarterly, annual or one-time basis. The owner or individual in possession of the vehicle must complete a form with details about the vehicle, its use in the state and submit it to the relevant tax authority.

Calculation of Road Tax 

The road tax in Bihar is determined by different factors, including the type of vehicle (whether it is a two-wheeler or a four-wheeler) and how it will be used (for personal use or transportation of goods). The tax amount also varies based on the model, make, seating capacity, engine capacity, and other related factors of the vehicle. The vehicle owner must pay the tax based on the fixed rate that is mentioned in the tax rules.

The tax rate for newly purchased private vehicles is under consideration by the government. There are currently no specific plans to increase or decrease the rate, but it is being analyzed as a potential source of revenue.

 For Motor Cycle 

 S.No   Description of Vehicle   Tax Rate 
 1.  Up to Rs.1,00,000  8% of the vehicle cost.
 2. Between Rs.1,00,000 and Rs.8,00,000.  9% of the vehicle cost.
 3. Between Rs.8,00,000 and Rs.15,00,000.  10% of the vehicle cost.
 4.  Above Rs.15,00,000.  12% of the vehicle cost.

This refers to private use of vehicles such as cars, Jeeps, and buses with a maximum seating capacity of 12 people.

 S.No   Description of Vehicle   Tax Rate 
 1.  Up to Rs.1,00,000  8% of the vehicle cost.
 2. From over Rs.1,00,000 to under Rs.8,00,000.  9% of the vehicle cost.
 3. Between 800,000 and 1,500,000 rupees.  10% of the vehicle cost.
 4.  Above Rs.15,00,000  12% of the vehicle cost.
 S.No   Period   Tax Amount 
 1.  15 years
 2.  10 years
 3.  5 years

The maximum number of people that can sit in the vehicle is limited to seven years, excluding the driver.

 S.No   Period   Tax Amount 
 1.  15 years  Rs.15,000
 2.  10 years  Rs.11,000
 3.  5 years  Rs.9,000

For vehicles such as motorcycles, taxis, motor cabs, and maxi cabs (excluding tricycles) with a total of up to 12 seats.

 S.No   Description of the Vehicle   Tax Amount 
 1.  Up to Rs.1,00,000  8% of the vehicle cost.
 2. The income range considered is from Rs.1,00,000 to Rs.8,00,000.  9% of the vehicle cost.
 3. Between the amount of Rs. 8,00,000 and Rs. 15,00,000.  10% of the vehicle cost.
 4.  Above Rs.15,00,000  12% of the vehicle cost.

Transportation vehicles, excluding trucks carrying goods, taxis and larger taxis, are included without drivers and conductors.

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 S.No   Description of the Vehicle   Tax Rate 
 1. A tax of Rs.8000/- is payable upon registration in the state, and is applicable for 10 years.
 2. This means that the weight of the vehicle, when fully loaded, can be between 1000 kgs and 3000 kgs. A tax of Rs. 6500/- per ton or any fraction thereof is required to be paid at the time of registration in the state for a duration of 10 years as a one-time payment.
 3. A vehicle with a registered weight capacity between 3,000 and 16,000 kilograms when loaded. The cost is Rs.750/- for every metric ton per year or any fraction of it.
 4. Having a registered laden weight capacity of more than 16,000 kgs but not more than 24,000 kgs. The price of Rs.700 per metric ton per annum or a partial amount thereof.
 5. Having a registered laden weight capacity that is more than 24,000 kilograms. The rate is Rs.600 per ton for a year or any fraction of a year.

Road Tax Exemptions in Bihar 

Females who possess a valid driver’s license and have enlisted a commercial vehicle (either 3-wheeler or 4-wheeler) are not required to pay the road tax.

Time Limit of Tax Payment 

When registering an old motor vehicle, the tax required by the Motor Vehicle Act of 1988 must be paid. This applies if the overall fee for the vehicle’s lifespan needs to be paid within thirty days of the previous tax’s expiration.

The consequence for failing to pay taxes.

If a taxpayer does not pay their road tax within the given time frame, the authority in charge of assessment can immediately levy a penalty, as specified, along with interest.

Refund of Tax Paid 

If someone has paid more tax than they owe, they can request a refund from the taxation authority by submitting an application form along with necessary documents. The taxation authority will verify the information and issue a refund voucher to the person who paid extra tax, after which they can receive their refund.

Payment of Bihar Road Tax 

Individuals who are obligated to pay road tax for their own vehicles can submit their taxes at the registration office where their vehicles are listed. If a vehicle is registered outside of Bihar or is being used temporarily in the State, taxes must be paid at the border or the nearest Regional Transport Office (RTO). Taxes can be paid in cash or by draft by filling out an application.

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