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Bihar Road Tax Rates for Bike, Car & Commercial Vehicles

Team AckoJan 17, 2023

Bihar is the second largest state in India, lying on the country's eastern side, bordered by Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal, and Jharkhand.

Transport connectivity to and fro from Bihar as well as within the state is made highly efficient through its three operational airports, a rail network of 3794 km and its bus transit managed by the Bihar State Road Transportation Corporation. Additionally, the state highways have been maintained for the convenience of those travelling in and out of the state.

Under the Motor Vehicle Act of 1988 and the Bihar Motor Vehicle Taxation (Amendment) Act of 2019, all personal and commercial vehicles in Bihar must pay a road tax to drive their vehicles. The amount of the Bihar road tax varies for two-wheelers, four-wheelers, and commercial vehicles plying in the state.

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Bihar Road Tax

Vehicle-owning citizens in Bihar must pay the road tax on time. The money collected from the road taxes allows the government to carry out various developmental projects in the state, like building new roads for enhanced connectivity, improving public transportation within the cities, repairing old roads, etc.

The Bihar road taxis to be paid by vehicle owners while they are registering their cars at the Regional Transport Office (RTO). The tax can be paid all at once on a lifetime basis or according to three plans, which are:

  1. Monthly

  2. Quarterly

  3. Annual

Bihar Road Tax Calculation

The Bihar road tax is calculated keeping the below-mentioned factors in mind:

  1. Vehicle type (two-wheeler, three-wheeler, or four-wheeler)

  2. The seating capacity of the vehicle (for instance, tax varies for five-seater cars and seven-seater cars)

  3. The age of the vehicle

  4. The engine capacity of the vehicle

  5. Usage of the vehicle (personal or commercial)

Road Tax in Bihar for Two-Wheelers

In Bihar, tax charges on two-wheelers are imposed based on their price range:

Price Range of the Vehicle

Road Tax Imposed

Less than Rs. 1 Lakh

8% on the total cost of the vehicle

Rs. 1 Lakh – Rs. 8 Lakhs

9% on the total cost of the vehicle

Rs. 8 Lakhs – Rs. 15 Lakhs

10% on the total cost of the vehicle

Above Rs. 15 Lakhs

12% on the total cost of the vehicle

Road Tax in Bihar for Three-Wheelers

Three-wheeler vehicles like autorickshaws fall into the commercial vehicle category. The road tax charges imposed on three-wheelers are based on the age of the vehicle.

Time Period

Road Tax Price Imposed

0 - 5 years

Rs. 6,000

5 - 10 years

Rs. 6,700

10 - 15 years

Rs. 10,000

Road Tax in Bihar for Four-Wheelers

Similar to two-wheelers, tax charges on four-wheelers in Bihar are also imposed based on their price range:

Price Range of the Vehicle

Road Tax Imposed

Less than Rs. 1 Lakh

8% on the total cost of the vehicle

Rs. 1 Lakh – Rs. 8 Lakhs

9% on the total cost of the vehicle

Rs. 8 Lakhs – Rs. 15 Lakhs

10% on the total cost of the vehicle

Above Rs. 15 Lakhs

12% on the total cost of the vehicle

Road Tax for Commercial Vehicles in Bihar

For four four-wheeler vehicles in Bihar which fall under the commercial category like taxis, cabs, etc., the following charges are applicable, based on their price range:

Price Range of the Vehicle

Road Tax Imposed

Less than Rs. 1 Lakh

8% on the total cost of the vehicle

Rs. 1 Lakh – Rs. 8 Lakhs

9% on the total cost of the vehicle

Rs. 8 Lakhs – Rs. 15 Lakhs

10% on the total cost of the vehicle

Above Rs. 15 Lakh

12% on the total cost of the vehicle

For bigger commercial vehicles like vans, maxi cabs, etc., the road tax price is determined depending on the seating capacity:

Seating Capacity of the Commercial Vehicle

Ordinary Vehicle

Semi-Deluxe Vehicle

Deluxe Vehicle

Luxury Vehicles

13 – 26 seats

Rs. 550/seat

Rs. 675/seat

Rs. 785/seat

Rs. 1300/seat

27 – 32 seats

Rs. 600/seat

Rs. 750/seat

Rs. 860/seat

Rs. 1300/seat

33 seats or more

Rs. 700/seat

Rs. 870/seat

Rs. 1025/seat

Rs. 1300/seat

Road Tax for Other State Vehicles in Bihar

Vehicles from other states entering Bihar can go without paying road tax for 12 months. After 12 months, the registration number of the vehicle must be changed to Bihar, and the owner must start paying taxes. The vehicle road tax will differ based on the two-wheeler and four-wheeler tax rules.

Online Road Tax Payment in Bihar

You can complete the Bihar Road tax payment online from the comfort of your home. Mentioned below are the steps you can follow to complete the payment in less than 5 minutes:

  1. Visit the official Vihan Citizen Services website of Bihar.

  2. In the tab on the left, enter your vehicle registration number, and proceed to select the state and the RTO.

  3. Once the new window pops open, click on login.

  4. Now click on ‘Pay Your Tax.’

  5. Fill in all the details required, along with the registration amount for the vehicle.

  6. Complete the payment through the desired payment option.

  7. Ensure to save the Bihar Vahan road tax receipt for future reference.

Offline Bihar Road Tax Payment

To pay the Bihar road tax offline, all you have to do is visit the nearest RTO.

Once you reach the office, you can fill out the road tax payment form and clear your dues. Do not forget to collect the payment receipt once you have successfully made the payment.

Penalty for Non-payment of Road Tax in Bihar

If you do not pay the Bihar road tax on time, the following penalty rules will be applicable:

Penalty Period

Fine Imposed

1 to 15 days

No fine

15 to 30 days

25% of the total tax amount

30 to 60 days

50% of the total tax amount

60 to 90 days

Equal to the tax amount

90 days and above

Double the tax amount

List of Different Motor Insurance Plans

Vehicle insurance is an efficient and reliable way to protect against extreme financial consequences such as unwanted accidents, theft, unrepairable damage etc.

Here are some insurance plans available for vehicles at ACKO:

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Wrapping Up

As a responsible vehicle-owning citizen in Bihar, you must pay the road tax timely. This will benefit you with access to smoother roads and effective transport facilities. You can pay the Bihar road tax online quickly from the comfort of your home. If you are not comfortable with online payments, you can visit the nearest RTO to pay the road tax. Ensure you pay it on time to avoid penalties.

Additionally, the Motor Vehicles Act not only mandates you to pay the road tax but also to insure your vehicle. Visit ACKO and browse through our various insurance plans.

Frequently Asked Questions

Here are some common answers to the questions on regarding bihar road tax

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Is it possible to check the validity of my vehicle registration number in Bihar?

The registration of any vehicle in Bihar is valid for 15 years from the date of issuance. You can check the validity of the registration by visiting the official Vihan Citizen Services website.

In the left panel, enter your registration number, select the state and RTO and log in to see the details of your registration. Note that the application for validity renewal must be made 30 days before the date of expiry.

Where can I pay my four-wheeler vehicle tax in Bihar?

You can pay your four-wheeler tax in Bihar by visiting the officialVihan Citizen Services website. Enter your registration number, select the state and RTO and log in to complete the Bihar road tax payment online.

Will I be allowed to drive another state vehicle in Bihar?

Yes. Vehicles from other states entering Bihar can go without paying road tax for 12 months. After 12 months, the vehicle's registration number must be changed to Bihar. 

Are any vehicles not required to pay road tax in Bihar?

Yes, women drivers who hold a valid driving licence and have registered for a commercial three-wheeler or four-wheeler vehicle, are exempted from paying road tax.

Within how many days should the road tax be paid in Bihar?

The Bihar road taxpayment must be completed before the due date. Post the due date, the owner will have to pay a penalty of 25% of the total tax or above, based on the exceeded duration.

How often am I required to pay road tax in Bihar?

Vehicle owners can opt for a one-time road tax payment while buying and registering the vehicle in Bihar. Alternatively, you can opt for monthly, quarterly, or yearly payment plans.

Disclaimer: The content on this page is generic and shared only for informational and explanatory purposes. It is based on several secondary sources on the internet, and is subject to changes.

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