Car tax calculator

Welcome to the Parkers car tax calculator. If you've ever wondered if your car is taxed, or how much your road tax cost, you'll find the answers to your questions here.

Alternatively, you might be looking at buying a new car and want to know what it's going to cost you before you commit to buy – again, this page will be extremely helpful for you.

Find and check road tax prices for any car by using the tool below.

How to use the Parkers car tax calculator

Using the car Parkers tax calculator is as easy as pie, and it's the perfect way to check the road tax on your own car, or any other vehicle you might be interested in.

Simply select your car make and model through the dropdown menus above, and on the third dropdown, you'll be able to choose the bodystyle and year the car was manufactured. Don't worry if the exact year isn't there, as long as it falls within the range you're presented with.

Finally, hit the blue 'go to' button and you'll come to a new page, which will show you a list of all the tax rates for all the models that fall into the categories you've selected. If you're not quite sure exactly what you car is, you can find out by using our Car Valuation Tool, which allows you to enter your registration number to tell you exactly what the make, range and exact model it is.

How car road tax (VED) is calculated

There's a full guide to car tax on Parkers, as well as a car tax advice section, but in a nutshell, the current car road tax rates are calculated on CO2 emissions and price, those between 2001 and 2017 are CO2 emissions only, while those older than 2001 have rated based on their engine capacity alone.

For new cars, there are 13 CO2 tax bands which relate to different emissions levels and amounts of car tax payable. The list price cut-off is £40,000 or more. Cars registered from 1 April 2017 are liable for 12 months First Year Rate (FYR) which is linked to a car's CO2 emissions.

Pre-March 2001 cars are divided into two bands, based on engine capacity in cubic centimetres (cc). The dividing point between upper and lower is 1549cc. If you're not sure of your car's engine capacity, you can check it using the Parkers car specs pages.

Looking for company car tax?

If you're entitled to a company car, then you'll need to pay company car tax to reflect the Benefit-in-Kind (BIK) you've received in place of salary. It's a very complex system based on the car's P11d value, your salary and the CO2 emissions of the car.

The good news is we also have a very useful Company Car Tax Calculator to tell you all you need to know.

Further reading on Car Tax

>> Visit our car tax and VED advice landing page 
>> Visit the official DVLA car tax website