Compare 2020 VRT Rates with 2021 VRT Rates

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From January 2021 a new vehicle registration tax (VRT) rates are being introduced to use the CO2 values from a new EU emissions test for passenger cars, known as “WLTP”.

The existing 11 band table is replaced with a 20 band table with a revised rates structure. Whereas current VRT rates range from 14% to 36%, the new VRT table has a range from 7%
to 37%.

See the new rates detailed below, as well as comparison tables between 2020 and 2021 rates.

For more detailed of the 2021 VRT changes click here

Our VRT check calculator has been updated to show 2020 rates of VRT and 2021 rates of VRT in a single report.

VRT Rates from 1/1/2021 based on WLTP CO2 emissions

BAND FROM TO VRT Rate
1 0 50 7.00%
2 51 80 9.00%
3 81 85 9.75%
4 86 90 10.50%
5 91 95 11.25%
6 96 100 12.00%
7 101 105 12.75%
8 106 110 13.50%
9 111 115 14.25%
10 116 120 15.00%
11 121 125 15.75%
12 126 130 16.50%
13 131 135 17.25%
14 136 140 18.00%
15 141 145 19.50%
16 146 150 21.00%
17 151 155 23.50%
18 156 170 26.00%
19 171 190 31.00%
20 >191 37.00%

While the VRT regime is transitioning to the new WLTP emissions test, it is still the case that
used imports pre September 2018 will have been subject to the old and discredited NEDC
emissions test. An ‘WLTP equivalent’ CO2 value will be calculated for cars subject to the NEDC test.

The ‘WLTP equivalent’ is different for petrol and diesel casts as shown below with an illustration.

Petrol: y = x(0.9227)+34.554

Diesel: y = x(1.1405)+12.858

A NEDC tested petrol car has a CO2 value of 110 g/km on the vehicle registration documentation which would attract a rate of 16%. Revenue uplifts this CO2 value to a WLTP equivalent value as follows: y = 110(0.9227) + 34.554 y = 136

This car is then subject to an 18% VRT rate.

Compare Non-Diesel VRT Rates from 1/1/2021 to before 1/1/2021 based on NEDC CO2 emissions

BAND FROM NEDC TO NEDC 2021 VRT Rate 2020 VRT Rate
1 0 16 7.00% 14.00%
2 17 49 9.00% 14.00%
3 50 54 9.75% 14.00%
4 55 60 10.50% 14.00%
5 61 65 11.25% 14.00%
6 66 70 12.00% 14.00%
7 71 76 12.75% 14.00%
8 77 81 13.50% 14.00%
9 82 87 14.25% 15.00%
10 88 92 15.00% 15.00%
11 93 98 15.75% 15.00%
12 99 103 16.50% 15.00%
13 104 108 17.25% 16.00%
14 109 114 18.00% 17.00%
15 115 119 19.50% 17.00%
16 120 125 21.00% 18.00%
17 126 130 23.50% 18.00%
18 131 146 26.00% 19.00% to 23.00%
19 147 168 31.00% 27.00%
20 >169 37.00% 27.00% to 36.00%

Compare Diesel VRT Rates from 1/1/2021 to before 1/1/2021 based on NEDC CO2 emissions

BAND FROM NEDC TO NEDC 2021 VRT Rate 2020 VRT Rate
1 0 32 7.00% 14.00%
2 33 58 9.00% 14.00%
3 59 63 9.75% 14.00%
4 64 67 10.50% 14.00%
5 68 72 11.25% 14.00%
6 73 76 12.00% 14.00%
7 77 80 12.75% 14.00%
8 81 85 13.50% 15.00%
9 86 89 14.25% 15.00%
10 90 93 15.00% 15.00%
11 94 98 15.75% 15.00%
12 99 102 16.50% 15.00%
13 103 107 17.25% 16.00%
14 108 111 18.00% 16.00%
15 112 115 19.50% 17.00%
16 116 120 21.00% 17.00%
17 121 124 23.50% 18.00%
18 125 137 26.00% 19.00%
19 138 155 31.00% 23.00%
20 >156 37.00% 27.00% to 36.00%

 

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Compare 2020 VRT Rates with 2021 VRT Rates was last modified: September 6th, 2021 by vrtmanager

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