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Road Tax in Maharashtra: Complete Guide on Calculation, Rates & Online Payment

Team AckoNov 24, 2022

Maharashtra is the third largest state in India by area. It has a lot to offer, from the beautiful beaches in Alibaug, to mist-covered hill stations such as Matheran and Lonavala. Not to forget the numerous forts across the state that were once a symbol of the Maratha empire's might. 

If you are a resident of Maharashtra with your own vehicle, and want to explore the state in all its magnificence, you are liable to pay the Maharashtra Road Tax as per the Maharashtra Motor Vehicles Act of 1958.

Road Tax in Maharashtra

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Maharashtra Road Tax

The state of Maharashtra has the largest road network in the country, spanning 2,67,452 kilometers. The Maharashtra Road Tax helps the government to cover the costs of road maintenance and development. This is a one-time tax paid to the government when you buy the vehicle, and it allows you to drive all across the state for a period of 15 years. 

Maharashtra Road Tax Calculation

The State of Maharashtra establishes tax slabs for various cars by considering various parameters such as a vehicle's seating capacity, engine cubic capacity, fuel type, cost of the vehicle, intended use (private or commercial), and age. The car's age is only considered when registering an old vehicle or transferring your vehicle to Maharashtra from another state.

What is unique when it comes to how the Road Tax in Maharashtra is calculated is that road taxes are levied equivalent to a certain percentage of the original vehicle's cost. This ensures standard taxation across all categories of vehicles. 

Road Tax in Maharashtra for Two-Wheelers

The state of Maharashtra has different slabs of taxation for old and new vehicles. The calculation for new two-wheelers is as follows. 

Category

Percentage of Road Tax Applicable. (Value\Cost of the vehicle)

Motorcycles with engine capacity below 99 cc

10% (minimum of Rs. 1,500)

Motorcycles with engine capacity between 99 and 299 cc

11% (minimum of Rs. 1,500)

Motorcycles with engine capacity above 299 cc

12% (minimum of Rs. 1,500)

The tax slab for when a vehicle is registered for the second time is as follows. The percentage of tax that you have to pay is determined by the number of years that have passed since the vehicle was first registered. 

No of years since vehicle registration

Percentage of Road Tax Applicable (Value\Cost of the vehicle)

1 to 2 years

95.80%

2 to 3 years

94.30%

3 to 4 years

86.70%

4 to 5 years

81.80%

5 to 6 years

76.60%

6 to 7 years

71.20%

7 to 8 years

65.60%

8 to 9 years

59.60%

9 to 10 years

53.40%

10 to 11 years

46.90%

11 to 12 years

39.90%

Above 12 years

32.70%

Road tax in Maharashtra for Three-Wheelers

The state of Maharashtra has a very straightforward taxation policy for three-wheelers. The tax is determined by the number of passengers the vehicle is capable of carrying. The Maharashtra Road tax for three-wheelers is as follows.

Category

Road Tax Applicable in Rupees

Motor Vehicles fitted with fare metres and used for the carriage of fewer than 6 passengers.

-

Vehicles permitted to carry 2 passengers 

11,000

Vehicles permitted to carry 3  passengers 

13,200

Vehicles permitted to carry 4 passengers 

17,600

Vehicles permitted to carry 5 passengers 

22,000

Vehicles permitted to carry 6 passengers 

26,400

The tax slab for three-wheelers when a vehicle is registered for the second time is as follows.

Category

Percentage of Road Tax Applicable. (Value\Cost of the vehicle)

1 to 2 years

95.8%

2 to 3 years

91.3%

3 to 4 years

86.7%

4 to 5 years

81.8%

5 to 6 years

76.6%

6 to 7 years

71.2%

7 to 8 years

65.6%

8 to 9 years

59.6%

9 to 10 years

53.4%

10 to 11 years

46.8%

11 to 12 years

39.90%

Above 12 years

32.70%

Road tax in Maharashtra for Four Wheelers

The Road Tax Slab in the State of Maharashtra for Four-wheelers is as follows.

Category

Percentage of Road Tax Applicable (Value\Cost of the vehicle)

LPG or CNG vehicles 

-

Vehicle cost up to Rs. 10 lakhs

7% 

Vehicle costs between Rs. 10 and Rs. 20 lakhs

8%

Vehicle cost above Rs. 20 lakhs

9%

Petrol Cars

-

Vehicle cost up to Rs. 10 lakhs

11%

Vehicle costs between Rs. 10 and Rs. 20 lakhs

12%

Vehicle cost above Rs. 20 lakhs

13%

Diesel Cars

-

Vehicle cost up to Rs. 10 lakhs

13%

Vehicle costs between 10 and Rs. 20 lakhs

14%

Vehicle cost above Rs. 20 lakhs

15%

The tax slab for the re-registration is as follows. The percentage of tax that you have to pay for registering a four-wheeler a second time is determined by the number of years that have passed since the vehicle was first registered.

Category

Percentage of Road Tax Applicable (Value\Cost of the vehicle)

1 to 2 years

97.2%

2 to 3 years

94.3%

3 to 4 years

91.2%

4 to 5 years

87.9%

5 to 6 years

84.5%

6 to 7 years

81.0%

7 to 8 years

77.2%

8 to 9 years

73.3%

9 to 10 years

69.1%

10 to 11 years

64.8%

11 to 12 years

60.2%

12 to 13 years

55.4%

13 to 14 years

50.4%

14 to 15 years

45.1%

15 to 16 years

39.6%

16 to 17 years

33.8%

Above 17 years

27.7%

Road Tax for Commercial Vehicles in Maharashtra

The tax slabs for Omni buses that are being operated commercially are the same as private vehicles. Buses however, have to pay taxes according to the passenger carrying capacity. The tax slabs for commercial vehicles are as follows.

Category

Percentage of Road Tax Applicable (Value\Cost of the vehicle)

Petrol Omni Buses

-

Vehicle cost up to Rs. 10 lakhs

11%

Vehicle costs between Rs. 10 and Rs. 20 lakhs

12%

Vehicle cost above Rs. 20 lakhs

13%

Diesel Omni Buses

-

Vehicle cost up to Rs. 10 lakhs

13%

Vehicle costs between Rs. 10 and Rs. 20 lakhs

14%

Vehicle cost above Rs. 20 lakhs

15%

Non-air-conditioned buses

Rs. 800 for every seat per year

Air-conditioned buses

Rs. 1,800 for every seat per year

Standees

Rs. 200 for every seat per year

Road Tax in Maharashtra for Other State Vehicles

You can drive a vehicle from a different state tax-free for up to 11 months in Maharashtra. If you intend on driving the vehicle in Maharashtra beyond 11 months you will have to get your vehicle re-registered in the state and pay taxes accordingly.

Duration of stay in Maharashtra 

Road Tax Applicable/Steps to be taken

Beyond 11 months

Re-register the vehicle in Maharashtra and pay lifetime taxes accordingly. 

How to Pay Maharashtra Road Tax Online?

You can pay your Maharashtra road tax online via the Parivahan website or in person when you visit your local RTO to register your vehicle.

To pay the road tax online you have to follow the below steps.

  • Access the Parivahan website.

  • Click on "Online Services" and select the "Vehicles Related Services" option.

  • Choose the state of Maharashtra from the dropdown list and then select your local RTO.

  • On the next page, enter the vehicle's registration number and all required information. 

  • Once your details have been verified, you can pay your road tax online and download a copy of the receipt.

If you decide to pay the road Tax at the local RTO, you will have to carry the following documents with you,

  • The Registration Certificate (RC) of the vehicle.

  • The certificate of Insurance of the vehicle.

  • A copy of the vehicle's invoice

  • Documents to serve as proof of address. (Passport, Utility Bills, Voter ID card etc)

  • Form number KMVT14 (Applicable only if you are re-registering a vehicle from a different state)

  • No Objection Certificate (Applicable only if you are re-registering a vehicle from a different state)

Penalty for Non-payment of Road Tax in Maharashtra 

You have to pay the Maharashtra Road Tax within 30 days of registering your vehicle with the RTO in Maharashtra. Failing to do so will result in the following penalties. 

For first-time offenders, the fine is no less than Rs. 300 and may be increased to the one-time tax payable for that vehicle category. Repeat offenders will have to pay twice the sum equivalent to the one-time tax payable.

List of Different Motor Insurance Plans

Along with paying your road tax on time, having valid motor insurance is also necessary for the state of Maharashtra as per the Motor Vehicle Act of 1988. ACKO offers a host of motor vehicle insurance plans to suit all your coverage needs.

Car Insurance Bike Insurance
Comprehensive Car Insurance Comprehensive Bike Insurance
Third-Party Car Insurance Third-Party Bike Insurance
Commercial Car Insurance

Summing it up

As a resident of Maharashtra, you pay road taxes because it's the law of the land. Paying your road taxes on time, helps the government serve you better in the form of good roads and amenities. In Maharashtra, having valid car insurance is as important as paying the Maharashtra Road Tax on time. ACKO has a host of motor vehicle insurance plans that will protect you in case of any unforeseen circumstances enabling you to drive across the state of Maharashtra carefree.

Frequently Asked Questions

FAQs

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Can I check the validity of my vehicle with the registration number?

Yes, you can check the validity of your vehicle using your registration number from the Parivahan website. Click on "Know your vehicle details", enter your vehicle's registration number and hit search. 

Where can I pay my vehicle tax?

You can pay the Maharashtra road tax online via the Parivahan website or in person by visiting the RTO. 

Which vehicles don't have to pay road tax in Maharashtra?

There are no exemptions when it comes to paying Road Taxes in Maharashtra.

Within how many days should the road tax be paid?

The Maharashtra Road tax has to be paid within 30 days of registering your vehicle.

Can I get a refund for the Road tax in Maharashtra?

You can get a refund of road taxes in Maharashtra when you transfer your vehicle from Maharashtra to another state, and pay the road taxes in that state. You can use the receipt as proof and claim a refund from the RTO where the vehicle was initially registered.

How can I check my road tax in Maharashtra?

You can check your road tax in Maharashtra from the Parivahan website. Enter your state and select the relevant RTO. Enter your registration number, and you will be able to see your road tax information.

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