1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

Car Tax - Urgent question

Discussion in 'A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)' started by ImS3ola, Apr 30, 2009.

  1. ImS3ola
    Offline

    ImS3ola Member

    Joined:
    Nov 15, 2004
    Messages:
    242
    Likes Received:
    0
    [Apr 30, 2009]
    Hi guys, my car tax expires at the end of May, and I've just been told that a new system is being introduced from 1st May. I've done a bit of research, and I was just wondering if you could confirm my understanding of the situation as follows:

    My 2002 52 plate S3, which emits 226 CO2(g/km), will be in band K, and I'll pay £215 this year, and £245 every year after that. So I won't have to pay £405 this year and £425 after that?

    http://www.direct.gov.uk/en/Motoring/OwningAVehicle/HowToTaxYourVehicle/DG_172916

    Thanks
    #1
  2. Ads

    Ads

    [Nov 29, 2014]

  3. DJ-S3
    Offline

    DJ-S3 Member

    Joined:
    Apr 23, 2009
    Messages:
    691
    Likes Received:
    42
    [Apr 30, 2009]
    hey, i did some research about this before buying my S3 2months ago. as far as i could understands as most of it is just utter bulls**t is that by 2010 any car registered on/after 1st march 2001 will be automatically put into the highest band (this is S3's im talking about by the way) which this yera goes up but i reckon 10quid or so and by 2010 will be £405 per yr. but if your cars registered before 1st march 2001 the tax band is done by the engine size. and wont go any higher than £215 a yr i think. dont quote me on any of this as i cant remember it exactly from 2months ago. i do still have the link which was most helpfull for me as i really dint want to risk paying £405 a yr for tax.

    http://www.parkers.co.uk/cars/road-tax/#

    this is what i found very usefull. hope it helps you fella.
    #2
  4. DJ-S3
    Offline

    DJ-S3 Member

    Joined:
    Apr 23, 2009
    Messages:
    691
    Likes Received:
    42
    [Apr 30, 2009]
    the link you've put on pritty much explains everything iv said but i think my figures were out by a little. the link iv put on you can choose your car and it will work out how much you'll be paying every year uptill 2010. hope it helps.

    if your having trouble finding your car its because it under AS hatchback then click on the S3 (225bhp) version which i reckon yours will be.
    #3
  5. <tuffty/>
    Offline

    <tuffty/> Badger 5 Edition Staff Member Moderator

    Joined:
    Sep 14, 2008
    Messages:
    16,322
    Likes Received:
    1,498
    [Apr 30, 2009]
    The way I read it, anything registered after 23rd March 2006 and 225gk/m will be in band 'G' (£400) otherwise band 'F' up until 1st May 2009 after which they will introduce the 13 band system.

    Then cars registered before 23rd March 2006 with 225gk/m and over sit in band 'K'

    So essentially all S3's registered before 23rd March 2006 are Band 'F' (£210) until 1st May 2009 and Band 'K' (£215) until the government balls it up again...

    <tuffty/>
    #4
  6. ImS3ola
    Offline

    ImS3ola Member

    Joined:
    Nov 15, 2004
    Messages:
    242
    Likes Received:
    0
    [Apr 30, 2009]
    Thanks for the info guys. So its seems it'll be £215 for me this year.

    Out of interest, does anyone know why they choose 23 March 2006 as the major divide?
    #5
  7. DJ-S3
    Offline

    DJ-S3 Member

    Joined:
    Apr 23, 2009
    Messages:
    691
    Likes Received:
    42
    [Apr 30, 2009]
    your guess is as good as mine:think:. i reckon its all just a money scam.
    #6
  8. <tuffty/>
    Offline

    <tuffty/> Badger 5 Edition Staff Member Moderator

    Joined:
    Sep 14, 2008
    Messages:
    16,322
    Likes Received:
    1,498
    [Apr 30, 2009]
    Gordon Brown's Aunties, Nephews, next door neighbour's, Uncle's, son's, goldfish's birthday I suspect... seems to make as much sense as anything else they do tbh..

    <tuffty/>
    #7
  9. alijames
    Offline

    alijames Active Member

    Joined:
    Feb 10, 2008
    Messages:
    1,024
    Likes Received:
    0
    [Apr 30, 2009]
    #8
  10. <tuffty/>
    Offline

    <tuffty/> Badger 5 Edition Staff Member Moderator

    Joined:
    Sep 14, 2008
    Messages:
    16,322
    Likes Received:
    1,498
    [Apr 30, 2009]
    * Band K includes cars that have a CO2 figure over 225g/km but were registered before 23 March 2006.
    #9
  11. alijames
    Offline

    alijames Active Member

    Joined:
    Feb 10, 2008
    Messages:
    1,024
    Likes Received:
    0
    [Apr 30, 2009]
    Tufty. Well spotted. That makes it a lot fairer. Post above amended!

    Cheers,
    #10
  12. alijames
    Offline

    alijames Active Member

    Joined:
    Feb 10, 2008
    Messages:
    1,024
    Likes Received:
    0
    [Apr 30, 2009]
    Also interesting to note the 8P S3 is a group lower (J) with an impressive 196-199g/km!! Currently same tax level as th 8L though...

    Cheers,
    #11
  13. spiker
    Offline

    spiker usually growling at something

    Joined:
    Jul 30, 2005
    Messages:
    200
    Likes Received:
    0
    [Apr 30, 2009]
    So I have a 51 plate so CO2 figure 225g/km

    From 2009 band L £400 !!! not £215 by 1g/km

    ok so can someone help here ? my mot shows 0.012 actual CO %vol ( limit for passing MOT is 0.2) Lambda .97 ( limit 1.03) so my vehicle is underneath requirements

    If this increase is due to the level of CO2 emissions then my car should be in the bracket below - now I know this is based on the log book but If I can prove my car is below the 225g/km value then why would I not have a case for paying cheaper tax ?

    Any thoughts
    #12
  14. <tuffty/>
    Offline

    <tuffty/> Badger 5 Edition Staff Member Moderator

    Joined:
    Sep 14, 2008
    Messages:
    16,322
    Likes Received:
    1,498
    [Apr 30, 2009]
    My 51 plate AMK (210bhp) is 223g/km, the figure is on your V5. If it says 225g/km then thats the figure used to classify your car.

    Not that it matters as all 1.8t 8L A3/S3 cars will be banded as 'K' from tomorrow.

    <tuffty/>
    #13
  15. voorhees
    Offline

    voorhees Moderator Staff Member Moderator

    Joined:
    Dec 18, 2005
    Messages:
    15,293
    Likes Received:
    1,269
    [Apr 30, 2009]
    my V5 says 226!!!
    #14
  16. <tuffty/>
    Offline

    <tuffty/> Badger 5 Edition Staff Member Moderator

    Joined:
    Sep 14, 2008
    Messages:
    16,322
    Likes Received:
    1,498
    [Apr 30, 2009]
    you have a BAM? the 225's are 226g/km IIRC

    Ironically, Purple Princess's A3TQS is 226 too... thats only got a K03s so its not about the power it would seem...

    <tuffty/>
    #15
  17. alijames
    Offline

    alijames Active Member

    Joined:
    Feb 10, 2008
    Messages:
    1,024
    Likes Received:
    0
    [Apr 30, 2009]
    As tufty said earlier today, the asterix * by band K says that:

    '* Band K includes cars that have a CO2 figure over 225g/km but were registered before 23 March 2006.'

    So ANY car 1st registered prior to 23rd March 2006 is at band K maximum.

    Bands L&M only apply to cars 1st registered on or after 23rd March 2006.

    Cheers,
    #16
  18. spiker
    Offline

    spiker usually growling at something

    Joined:
    Jul 30, 2005
    Messages:
    200
    Likes Received:
    0
    [May 1, 2009]
    DOH

    Yes I see that now so 215 next year 245 the year after

    Cool - thanks for confirming
    #17
  19. afcjay
    Offline

    afcjay Member

    Joined:
    Aug 19, 2008
    Messages:
    430
    Likes Received:
    1
    [May 2, 2009]
    got six months tax today,worked out at £104.50 for my prefacelift AGU 1.8T Sport 150BHP
    What band will that be next year and how much will i be paying?
    any idea?
    #18

Share This Page