UK government starts collecting one-off tax payment on new cars
1 April 2010

Buyers of new cars will be eligible for the government's one-off showroom tax from today.

The new tax is a one-off first-year payment on top of the usual vehicle excise duty rate, and the amount buyers pay is based on the emissions of their vehicle.

For now, it only applies to cars emitting more than 166g/km of CO2, with the scale rising from adding £70 to the cost of your car to £515.

Showroom tax costs

Band A (up to 100g/km CO2) + £0Band B (101-110g/km CO2) + £0Band C (111-120g/km CO2) + £0Band D (121-130g/km CO2) + £0Band E (131-140g/km CO2) + £0Band F (141- 150g/km CO2) + £0Band G (151 to 165g/km CO2) + £0Band H (166 to 175g/km CO2) + £70Band I (176 to 185g/km CO2) + £100Band J (186 to 200g/km CO2) + £190Band K (201 to 225g/km CO2) + £305Band L (226 to 255g/km CO2) + £325Band M (Over 255g/km CO2) + £515

Standard VED rates have also gone up for some cars as of today.

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1 April 2010

Tell me about it, this means A LOT of work for me....


R32

1 April 2010

Oh super, what a great idea! The governments answer to everything - increase tax. Like we don't pay enough. Why not tax cars of a particular colour too. Like say, all cars sold new that aren't blue or silver should be liable to a "non-blue or silver paint" tax. Makes as much sense as anything this government does, until they're voted out - hopefully!

R32

1 April 2010

Ignore my last post, I've just realised this is April 1. You got me, I'm an April fool!

1 April 2010

[quote R32]Ignore my last post, I've just realised this is April 1. You got me, I'm an April fool![/quote]

No, we are all the fools until we vote them out

1 April 2010

[quote Autocar]Buyers of new cars will be eligible for the government's one-off showroom tax from today. [/quote]

I believe you meant "liable", no?

1 April 2010

Unfortunately this demonstrates the ability of the current government to tax the same thing several times over. You have VED which is based on emissions. You then have this one off tax, based on emissions. Then, every time you fill up you are taxed (75% of the cost) on that fuel (ultimately, emissions). It's time this was all simplified and made fairer - ultimately your emissions are based upon the amount of fuel that you use (driving style, mileage, car choice). I think people could support an extra 2p a litre on fuel IF there were no showroom tax and no VED.

lrh

1 April 2010

Clobbers the low-volume British built luxury and supercars, while cheap imports that do the most miles pay nothing.

Emissions are now taxed 4 times:

  • Road tax
  • Showroom tax
  • Fuel Duty
  • Company Car tax

How many times can they tax the same thing?!?!


1 April 2010

[quote theonlydt]It's time this was all simplified and made fairer - ultimately your emissions are based upon the amount of fuel that you use (driving style, mileage, car choice). I think people could support an extra 2p a litre on fuel IF there were no showroom tax and no VED.[/quote]

You are so right. And of course this is the system we had first. You pay for fuel, the more you buy the more you pay. But i doubt 2p per litre would be enough. Anyone know what the amount would need to be?

1 April 2010

http://www.publications.parliament.uk/pa/cm200809/cmselect/cmtran/103/10... Revenue raised by various taxes. States that income from VED is £5bn a year. I'm just off finding the total fuel used in road transport per year and can come back with a rough figure of the rise needed in fuel duty to raise £5bn in tax revenue. (note, fuel duty and VAT is added to the price of fuel, basically means £32bn in tax revenue on fuel)

1 April 2010

what a boring afternoon. why does arsene wenger come on tv every two days to spout his wisdom about boring arsenal. like its really interesting listening to him. he always looks very stressed. or about to head butt someone. or someone has put a pooh under the microphone. your just a football manager, arsene. if you want to be prime minister then enter the elections.

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