Road Tax in West Bengal: Calculation, Rate List & Payment Process for Vahan Tax

It is mandatory for all categories of motor vehicles running on roads in West Bengal to pay the road tax. The road tax in West Bengal is calculated by the West Bengal Transport Department according to Section 39 of the Motor Vehicle Act, 1988. As per the provisions of the West Bengal Vehicles Taxation Act 1979, nobody is permitted to operate any vehicle without paying road tax besides those who are either wholly or partially exempted by the State Government. Learn more about the West Bengal road tax online payment process and the rate list for different categories of vehicles.

Road Tax in West Bengal

West Bengal Road Tax Calculation

The government in every state has the responsibility to compute the road tax based on certain parameters. Every state makes use of different methods or percentages to calculate road tax. The calculation of road tax for vehicles is primarily dependent on one of these parameters:

  • Vehicle’s seating capacity – if it is a five-seater vehicle or a seven-seater vehicle

  • Category of vehicle – if it is two-wheeler or four-wheeler

  • Vehicle’s age – The IDV of the vehicle varies according to the vehicle’s age and the road tax varies accordingly.

  • Vehicle’s engine capacity – There are slabs of the engine capacity in CC for the road tax calculation purpose

  • Purpose of usage– if it is a personal or commercial vehicle

In West Bengal, road tax is determined on the basis of the type of vehicle and the purpose of usage. Besides this, the road tax slab also varies according to the model, seating capacity, engine capacity of the motor vehicle.

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West Bengal Road Tax Rate List

Road tax imposed by the Government of West Bengal for different categories of vehicles including two-wheelers and four-wheelers are listed below in the following tables:

For two-wheelers:

Engine capacity Tax
Up to 80cc Rs 1560
More than 80cc Rs 3125
More than 170cc Rs 4685
More than 250cc Rs 6250

For battery-operated motorbike:

Engine capacity Tax
2.5 km to 0.35 km Rs 1560
0.35 km to 0.50 km Rs 3125
0.50 km to 0.75 km Rs 4685
More than 0.75 km Rs 6250

For motorbikes not plying for hire:

Engine capacity Tax
Up to 80cc Rs 100-25% of the annual tax
More than 80cc Rs 200
More than 170cc Rs 300
More than 250cc Rs 400

For four-wheelers:

Engine capacity Tax For AC vehicles
0 to 900cc Rs 10,550 Rs 4000
900cc to 1490cc Rs 13,900 Rs 7500
1490cc to 2000cc Rs 21,800 Rs 10,000
2000cc to 2500cc Rs 28,000 Rs 12,500
More than 2500cc Rs 30,000 Rs 15,000

For four-wheelers owned by others:

Engine capacity Tax
0 to 900cc Rs 11,900
900cc to 1490cc Rs 15,250
1490cc to 2000cc Rs 24,500
2000cc to 2500cc Rs 30,000
More than 2500cc Rs 32,000

For motorbikes not plying for hire:

Engine capacity Tax
Up to 80cc Rs 100-25% of the annual tax
More than 80cc Rs 200
More than 170cc Rs 300
More than 250cc Rs 300

For vehicles owned by industries or societies:

Engine capacity Tax
Up to 900cc 0.30% of total vehicle cost and it is capped at a max Rs 50
Up to 1490cc 10% of vehicle cost
Up to 2500cc 7.5% of vehicle cost

For an omnibus registered as a non-transport vehicle:

Engine capacity Tax
Single capacity up to 10 person ₹1,400 Additional tax – 50% of tax plus ₹100
Single capacity above 10 person ₹1,400 for 10 persons + ₹150 for each additional seat beyond 10 person

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Penalty for Late Payment of Road Tax in West Bengal

Those who do not pay road tax within the grace period in West Bengal have to pay an additional tax amount as a penalty for late payment. The following table illustrates the road tax rates as per the duration of delay:

Duration of Delay Additional road tax
Up to 15 days after the grace period No late fee
16-45 days after the grace period 1/20th of tax
45-75 days after the grace period 1/10th of tax
75 days to 1 year after the grace period 1/5th of tax
1-2 years after the grace period 2/5th of tax
2-3 years after the grace period 3/5th of tax
3-4 years after the grace period 4/5th of tax
More than 4 years after the grace period Total tax

Online Road Tax Payment Process for West Bengal State

The West Bengal Government has imposed road tax on all types of motor vehicles including two-wheelers and four-wheelers. If a vehicle is found to be used without paying the road tax, then the vehicle owner is liable to pay hefty fines. Instead of following the conventional method to pay road tax offline, you can now pay West Bengal road tax online as well. To submit road tax online in West Bengal, follow these steps:

  1. Visit the website, here

  2. Read the instructions for availing online Vahan services

  3. Next, enter the registration number and proceed further

  4. Press “Pay your tax” tab

  5. Enter your mobile number and generate OTP

  6. Submit the OTP received on the number click on “Show Details” tab

  7. Go through the details including personal information as well as tax information

  8. Update your vehicle insurance details

  9. For tax details, enter the number of month/year/quarter

  10. Select the tax mode

  11. The tax amount will be generated automatically

  12. Click on the “Payment” tab

  13. Select the payment gateway and your bank

  14. Pay the tax and print the receipt for future reference

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Frequently Asked Questions
Yes, it is possible to pay road tax offline in West Bengal and you can choose either online or offline mode as per your own convenience. For offline mode, you need to visit the respective RTO to submit the road tax.
According to Section 39 of the Motor Vehicle Act, 1988, all vehicles in West Bengal are imposed a road tax determined by the motor vehicle department of this state.
If a person does not pay the road tax within the grace period, he/she has to pay the fine or late payment. The fine varies according to the duration of delay for payment of road tax.
Road tax is valid up to 15 years after which it needs to be renewed again by visiting the respective RTO.
Yes, you can pay road tax for a 15-year-old car, however, you need to pay an additional amount as “green tax” levied on old vehicles since they are considered to be a cause of environmental pollution.