Road Tax (VED) for small vans

That’s my understanding of the situation Lawrence. In fact I’m surprised that your earlier vehicles are taxed on emissions to start with since there are no official CO2 emissions figures for them. 

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Posted by Alec at 2:30 pm, May 15, 2008

4 Comments so far

  1. Alec added on  May 15th, 2008 at 14:39

    TC49: “The rates shown only apply to cars that have been type approved in category M1 and registered on the basis of CO2 emissions measured in grams per kilometre (g/km) driven. These details are shown on the Registration Certificate”

    Category M1 is passenger cars only, a Combo van is category N1.

  2. Alec added on  May 15th, 2008 at 14:51

    I’ve just realised where you’re going wrong.

    The Combos aren’t taxed as private cars, they’re taxed as TC36 (Euro 4 light goods vehicles registered between 1 March 2003 and 31 December 2006). This tax band was an incentive to encourage the early adoption of Euro 4 engines.

    Euro 4 is now compulsory on all new vehicles anyway so they’ve removed the incentive on vehicles registered after 31/12/06 and your new Caddys are taxed on TC39. £180 not £185 by the way.

  3. Alec added on  May 15th, 2008 at 15:15

    The PLG and LGV thing is a red herring, The Combos are being taxed at the correct rate for TC36. I’d guess that the 1.7 engine was Euro 3 at the time, being older technology, so the tax was cheaper on the 1.3.

    I don’t know of any incentive to buy a new lower emission van now so the dealer’s probably talking bollocks. Presumably the head office rubbish he’s reading actually refers to the car version of the van.

  4. Alec added on  May 15th, 2008 at 15:18

    Euro 4 was compulsory from 01/01/07, so your neighbour’s vans are probably on the old 1.7 engine.

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