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

Team AckoJul 11, 2023

When you think of Telangana, you may automatically picture the bustling city of Hyderabad with its swanky IT offices and highrise buildings, but in reality, over one-fourth of the state's total area is covered by dense forests.

The beauty of the state is not just limited to lush green forests or paddy fields; there are plenty of forts, magnificent palaces, picturesque lakes and waterfalls to explore. 

If you are a vehicle-owning resident of Telangana or are planning to move there long-term to work, you will have to pay Telangana Road Tax in accordance with the Motor Vehicles Act of 1988. Interested to know more? Read on!

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Telangana Road Tax

Telangana has an impressive road network of approximately 27,000 km. With its capital city drawing huge crowds as its tech sector grows, the growing influx of tourists, and to meet the demands of its vast agricultural industry, Telangana has to constantly expand and maintain its road network.

That is why every vehicle owner in the state is liable to pay the Telangana Road tax to aid the government with the upkeep of its roads. 

The TS road tax has to be paid once at the time of purchasing your new vehicle.

The road tax payment is mandatory, similar to other mandatory rules like holding a valid Driving Licence, buying a bike/car insurance for your new vehicle, etc.

It allows you to use and enjoy Telangana's road network for the next 15 years stress-free.

Telangana Road Tax Calculation

The percentage of the Telangana Road Tax is determined by the Telangana Motor Vehicle Taxation Act, which considers various factors such as the age of the vehicle, its make and manufacturer, the fuel it runs on, a vehicle's dimensions, engine capacity, its purpose, etc.

The road tax in Telangana is levied equal to a percentage of the vehicle's original cost, ensuring taxation is consistent across all vehicle categories. 

Apart from the one-time tax you pay, the State of Telangana also levies a Green Tax on older vehicles. Owners of bikes and cars older than 15 years have to pay an annual Green Tax of Rs 1,000 and Rs 5,000, respectively.

Transport vehicles, on the other hand, have to pay a Green Tax of Rs 7,000 annually after they are more than 7 years old. 

Telangana Road Tax for Two-Wheelers

The TS road tax for two-wheelers is calculated based on how much time has passed since a two-wheeler was first registered. 

Age of the vehicle/Number of years since the vehicle was first registered

Road tax to be paid (% of the original cost of the vehicle)

New 

9%

Less than 2 years 

8%

Between 2 and 3 years

7%

Between 3 and 4 years

6%

Between 4 and 5 years

5%

Between 5 and 6 years

4%

Between 6 and 7 years

3.5%

Between 7 and 8 years

3%

Between 8 and 9 years

2.5%

Between 9 and 10 years 

2%

Between 10 and 11 years

1.5%

More than 11 years

1%

Telangana Road Tax for Three-Wheelers

The TS road tax for three-wheelers is calculated using the same principle as for two-wheelers. The tax slabs for them are as follows:

Age of the vehicle/Number of years since the vehicle was first registered

Road tax to be paid for three-wheelers that cost less than 10 lakhs(% of the original cost of the vehicle)

New 

12%

Less than 2 years 

11%

Between 2 and 3 years

10.5%

Between 3 and 4 years

10%

Between 4 and 5 years

9.5%

Between 5 and 6 years

9%

Between 6 and 7 years

8.5%

Between 7 and 8 years

8%

Between 8 and 9 years

7.5%

Between 9 and 10 years 

6.5%

Between 10 and 11 years

6%

More than 11 years

5.5%

Telangana Road Tax for Four-Wheelers

The Telangana road tax calculation for four-wheelers uses the same principle based on the age of the vehicle as before with one minor difference. There are different taxation rates for vehicles that cost less or more than 10 lakhs:

Age of the vehicle/Number of years since the vehicle was first registered

Road tax to be paid for vehicles that cost less than Rs 10 lakhs(% of the original cost of the vehicle)

Road tax to be paid for vehicles that cost more than Rs 10 lakhs(% of the original cost of the vehicle)

New 

12%

14%

Less than 2 years 

11%

13%

Between 2 and 3 years

10.5%

12.5%

Between 3 and 4 years

10%

12%

Between 4 and 5 years

9.5%

11.5%

Between 5 and 6 years

9%

11%

Between 6 and 7 years

8.5%

10.5%

Between 7 and 8 years

8%

10%

Between 8 and 9 years

7.5%

9%

Between 9 and 10 years 

6.5%

8.5%

Between 10 and 11 years

6%

8%

More than 11 years

5.5%

7.5%

Commercial Vehicles Road Tax in Telangana

Road taxes for commercial vehicles are calculated based on their function. The tax slabs for rollers and construction equipment vehicles are as follows:

Age of the vehicle/Number of years since the vehicle was first registered

Road tax to be paid (% of the original cost of the vehicle)

New

7.5%

Less than 3 years

6.5%

More than 3 and less than 6 years

5%

More than 6 years

4%

Non-transport vehicles owned by companies, institutions, societies and organisations that can seat up to a maximum of 10 people have to pay the TS road tax based on the slab below:

Age of the vehicle/Number of years since the vehicle was first registered

Road tax to be paid for three-wheelers that cost less than Rs. 10 lakhs(% of the original cost of the vehicle)

New 

14%

Less than 2 years 

13%

Between 2 and 3 years

12.5%

Between 3 and 4 years

12%

Between 4 and 5 years

11.5%

Between 5 and 6 years

11%

Between 6 and 7 years

10.5%

Between 7 and 8 years

10%

Between 8 and 9 years

9%

Between 9 and 10 years 

8.5%

Between 10 and 11 years

8%

More than 11 years

7.5%

Road Tax for Other State Vehicles in Telangana

Those from other states can drive their vehicles in Telangana for up to a year without having to pay TS road tax.

Beyond that, any and all vehicles have to be registered into the state rolls by way of a change of address or transfer of ownership and pay the same taxes as mentioned above based on the class of the vehicle.  

How to Pay Telangana Road Tax Online?

TS road tax payment can be made from anywhere by following the steps given below:

  • Access the Parivahan website.

  • Select "Online Services" and click the "Vehicles Related Services" option.

  • Select the state of Telangana from the available options and then select the RTO.

  • Next, enter the registration number and all the information requested on the screen. 

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

Alternatively, you can go to the Telangana Government's Automated Online Services portal and pay your road taxes there as well. 

If you wish, you can also go to your nearest RTO, ask for a road tax form, fill in all the details and make your payment in cash or by demand draft. 

Penalty for Non-payment of Road Tax in Telangana

Failure to pay the road tax in Telanganain time will result in a fine equal to double the quarterly tax in addition to the dues. 

List of Different Motor Insurance Plans 

The Motor Vehicles Act also clearly states that having a valid insurance plan is mandatory and just as important as the payment of road taxes. ACKO offers various 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

Paying the Telangana road tax on time as a resident of the state is not just important because it is mandated by law. As tax-paying citizens, you also help the government in the upkeep of the roads, which will ultimately benefit you in terms of better road infrastructure and amenities. 

Just as paying road taxes on time is a civic duty, so is having a good motor vehicle insurance plan to protect your finances in the unfortunate event you meet with an accident.

ACKO has a host of motor vehicle insurance plans offering various levels of coverage that can give you the peace of mind of being financially protected while driving across the beautiful state of Telangana. 

FAQs

Here are some answers to most asked common questions related to Telangana Road Tax.

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

Yes. The Parivahan website allows you to check the validity of your registration number. Choose "Know your vehicle details" from the menu, type your vehicle's registration number into the provided text box, and press the search button.

Where can I pay my vehicle tax for Telangana?

The Telangana Road Tax must be paid at the RTO in whose jurisdiction your vehicle is registered.

Can I drive other state vehicles in Telangana?

Yes, you can drive other state vehicles in Telangana without paying state road taxes for up to a year.

Which vehicles don’t have to pay road tax in Telangana?

Electric vehicles and those that run on CNG do not have to pay taxes for the first five years from the date of their registration in Telangana.

What is the validity of the Telangana Road Tax?

Once paid, you can drive in the state of Telangana stress-free for a period of 15 years.

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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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