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RTO Road Tax Refund Process Explained. Documents, FAQ Queries

RTO Road Tax Refund Process Explained. Documents, FAQ Queries

Are you looking for a Refund of Road Tax amount as originally paid to RTO. Know Process note as applicable after vehicle registered in New State

 

Road Tax Refund Process

The Tax Refund can only be applied Once the Vehicle is registered in New State

Some documents / forms needs to be submitted for Tax Refund

» Car Chassis Imprint

» New Smart Card (Notarized Copy) & Old Smart Card (Original or Notarized copy as available)

» New Insurance Copy, PUC Copy

» State Transfer NOC (Photocopy)

» Road Tax Receipt as originally paid in First State where vehicle was registered

» New Road Tax receipt photocopy as Paid

» ID Proof with New Address Proof as Proof of Migration

» RTO Form 16, RTO Form DT as application for Tax Refund

» Request letter for refund along Bank Account Number / Address on which cheque needs to be sent

» New Registration Authority has to send CRTI Intimation that vehicle is registered in New State (applicable only in Karnataka)

All This all need to be deposited with Notarized Copies of Photocopy along with self affixed stamp with equivalent value of Registered Post on it to the original RTO Office where vehicle is registered.

 

 

FAQs Queries on Road Tax Refund

Q. If Buying a Used Car and registering in New State will Tax Refund be applicable ?

A. No - Tax Refund is not applicable and is thus not payable to Second Owner (or subsequent owners). Only, the Original Owner can apply for Tax Refund. In case you are Second Owner and buying such car for re-registration in Other state - the Tax refund is not applicable 

This also is applicable even in Company Cases - who give car to employees for usage and later on ask them to buy back. Been the employee would be second owner as per RC - the Tax as originally paid by the Company will not be payable.

The Refund Guidelines - Road Tax is subject to be refunded

> Only in name of original owner who has initially paid in road tax

> Provided - that the original Owner who registers the vehicles, takes NOC for shifting vehicle in other State on his/her name and re-register the vehicle in his / her name.

Thus - For refund of Tax - the Original Owner name should be same as in First State and Second State

 

Q. Is there any Time Limit for applying Tax Refund

A. Yes - but timelines varies from State to State. For Instance in Maharashtra - RTO can decline in Tax Refund application - if same submitted after 6 months of Obtaining in State Transfer NOC. So - better to check

RTO Road Tax Refund

 

Q. Is Road Tax Refund applicable, if the vehicle is not registered in New State but only Tax Paid in New State

A. To the best of our info - No, in that case Road Tax will not be refunded. Either the vehicle has to be mandatory registered in new state or the Old Registration has to be applied for cancellation post which only the refund application will be accepted for payment of Pro Rata Tax Amount

If you thinking of Cancelling Vehicle registration - then as per Motor Vehicle Act - only in below cases car registration can be cancelled by RTO as mentioned in Brief:

1. If a motor vehicle has been destroyed or has been rendered permanently incapable of use

2. If the Vehicle moved in another state and re-registered in New State with necessary Confirmation and documents pertaining same been furnished

3. If RTO Observe that vehicle is in such a condition that it is incapable of being used or its use in a public place would constitute a danger to the public

4. If a registering authority is satisfied that a motor vehicle has been permanently removed out of India

5. If the Car Ownership Documents at a later date found Fake or with Forgery

 

Q. What is the Basis of Road Tax Refund Amount

A, Road Tax will be refunded on Pro rata basis of 15 yrs - basis registration date - till date of application for refund. For instance - if you applied for same after 5 yrs then approx 66% of original road tax paid will be refunded. The Pro Rata will be done based on Road Tax Amount. State MCD Parking Fees, Smart Card registration fees is not refunded

 

Q. Is Tax Refund applicable in all States. Is Tax Refund Process Online

A. Yes - Its irrespective if you are from Metro Cities like Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore, Hyderabad. Even if you are in Tier - II, Tier - III Cities - Tax refund can be applied in

Unfortunately - there is no Online Process as of now for Tax refund. The Documents have to be submitted in person to RTO

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Comments 30

Guest - Sangit Bariya on Wednesday, 02 January 2019 09:50

How can I get my refund. I have paid my Driving licence smart card address correction so my application cancelled Gujarat Rs.600. still no refund.

How can I get my refund. I have paid my Driving licence smart card address correction so my application cancelled Gujarat Rs.600. still no refund.
Guest - Hitesh on Saturday, 17 November 2018 17:18

Hi, my car was totaled it was 1 year old, how can I get my road tax refund?

Hi, my car was totaled it was 1 year old, how can I get my road tax refund?
Guest - sunil karade on Tuesday, 13 November 2018 16:32

MY RTO Application NO 2716731418 is Cancelled . But Not Refund Money

MY RTO Application NO 2716731418 is Cancelled . But Not Refund Money
Guest - Saundarya on Wednesday, 24 October 2018 14:01

Hi,
Can you explain procedure to fill the form 16 online for tax refund.
Also, I have been asked to fill form 53 also, but cannot find it anywhere.
PLEASE HELP

Hi, Can you explain procedure to fill the form 16 online for tax refund. Also, I have been asked to fill form 53 also, but cannot find it anywhere. PLEASE HELP
Guest - Arun on Saturday, 01 September 2018 12:52

Hi ,

This is Arun . I changed my swift dezire registration from Banaglore to Mumbai . Now i have all documents to submit it to Bangalore RTO .
Could any one help me to know whether i have go to Bangalore to submit all papers physically or i can send through courier / post ?

Regards
Arun

Hi , This is Arun . I changed my swift dezire registration from Banaglore to Mumbai . Now i have all documents to submit it to Bangalore RTO . Could any one help me to know whether i have go to Bangalore to submit all papers physically or i can send through courier / post ? Regards Arun
Guest - Kailash Chandra Vaishnav on Thursday, 27 December 2018 14:50

Don't send through courier. go and submit personally. The will issue receipt

Don't send through courier. go and submit personally. The will issue receipt
Guest - Mukut on Monday, 24 September 2018 09:46

hello,

I have the same question as above.

Do i have to personally submit the necessary documents at RTO or I could send it by registered post/ speed post.

hello, I have the same question as above. Do i have to personally submit the necessary documents at RTO or I could send it by registered post/ speed post.
Guest - Kailash Chandra Vaishnav on Thursday, 27 December 2018 14:48

You should submit these documents personally. They will issue receipt.

You should submit these documents personally. They will issue receipt.
Guest - usha upender on Friday, 24 August 2018 13:50

hi gagan,
you think I can get a refund even if I cannot locate the original tax paid receipt, as it is 10 year old?

hi gagan, you think I can get a refund even if I cannot locate the original tax paid receipt, as it is 10 year old?
Guest - Niteen Wadge on Monday, 23 July 2018 21:09

If there is no reply to the queries, would suggest not to showcase and raise expectations?

If there is no reply to the queries, would suggest not to showcase and raise expectations?
Guest - Gaurav Gupta on Thursday, 12 July 2018 16:02

Hi,

I need to apply for road tax refund, and need to be registered in the new state. do i need to get new insurance or my existing insurance policy will solve the issue. also can you please refer the clause where it's mentioned in the motor vehicle act.

Hi, I need to apply for road tax refund, and need to be registered in the new state. do i need to get new insurance or my existing insurance policy will solve the issue. also can you please refer the clause where it's mentioned in the motor vehicle act.
Guest - M R Kataria on Monday, 18 June 2018 22:38

How can I get my refund. I have paid my road tax in Bangalore 1.5 lakhs. It was Delhi car. still no refund. Almost two years over.

Please help

M R Kataria

How can I get my refund. I have paid my road tax in Bangalore 1.5 lakhs. It was Delhi car. still no refund. Almost two years over. Please help M R Kataria
Guest - Kapil D on Friday, 25 May 2018 17:58

Hi,
What is meaning of Notarized Copies?
Is this self attested photocopy or it should be attested through some officers?
I have transferred my Car from Ahmedabad to Kanpur and want to apply for tax refund to Ahmedabad RTO.
Pl clear my query so that I can proceed.

Hi, What is meaning of Notarized Copies? Is this self attested photocopy or it should be attested through some officers? I have transferred my Car from Ahmedabad to Kanpur and want to apply for tax refund to Ahmedabad RTO. Pl clear my query so that I can proceed.
Guest - Darshan Singh on Friday, 07 December 2018 14:41

Notarized copy means copy attested by the Notary Public available in Court.

Notarized copy means copy attested by the Notary Public available in Court.
Guest - Ginu on Tuesday, 13 March 2018 22:43

Hi,
I have brought a new Renault Duster car. I had paid full amount on feb 20 2018, later when the price was reduced the company told us that they will give the car for the new price on March 2nd. Now when we ask for the refund of additional amount they are saying like they have paid the previous road tax,so we will not get that amount. But actually insurance as well as temporary registration has been done on march 12 2018. Could any please tell me whether it is possible to pay the road tax to government before insuring and taking temporary registration? Its like the company is cheating on us

Hi, I have brought a new Renault Duster car. I had paid full amount on feb 20 2018, later when the price was reduced the company told us that they will give the car for the new price on March 2nd. Now when we ask for the refund of additional amount they are saying like they have paid the previous road tax,so we will not get that amount. But actually insurance as well as temporary registration has been done on march 12 2018. Could any please tell me whether it is possible to pay the road tax to government before insuring and taking temporary registration? Its like the company is cheating on us
Guest - Anand on Friday, 16 February 2018 12:20

Hi, My car's Life time Road Tax was paid by initial owner - A at Hyderabad. It is 5 years now from the data of original purchase by the initial owner. In year 2017, this car ownership was transferred to my name at Hyderabad. Later in Feb. 2018, I sold it to B who has registered this car at Chennai.
Since I am the previous owner of the car, can I request for Refunt of Life time road tax at Hyderabad? If I apply will the refund reach to my name or to the Original purchase Initial Owner -A or to my name?

Hi, My car's Life time Road Tax was paid by initial owner - A at Hyderabad. It is 5 years now from the data of original purchase by the initial owner. In year 2017, this car ownership was transferred to my name at Hyderabad. Later in Feb. 2018, I sold it to B who has registered this car at Chennai. Since I am the previous owner of the car, can I request for Refunt of Life time road tax at Hyderabad? If I apply will the refund reach to my name or to the Original purchase Initial Owner -A or to my name?
Guest - abhishek on Wednesday, 17 January 2018 14:25

Sir,
My car is Indore reg MP09. I got transferred to Bangalore in 2015 and I paid life time road tax. in one year I left Bangalore and currently residing in Kolkata car still reg with Indore. Can I get refund? what will be the process and doc? please help.

Sir, My car is Indore reg MP09. I got transferred to Bangalore in 2015 and I paid life time road tax. in one year I left Bangalore and currently residing in Kolkata car still reg with Indore. Can I get refund? what will be the process and doc? please help.
Guest - Debashis on Sunday, 07 January 2018 22:04

I had got NOC from Assam to West bengal on Nov, 2016 my registration in Kolkata will be done within this month(Jan2018). Will I get the refund ?

I had got NOC from Assam to West bengal on Nov, 2016 my registration in Kolkata will be done within this month(Jan2018). Will I get the refund ?
Guest - Amit Rajdev on Wednesday, 03 January 2018 22:40

I have Haryana registration car in Bangalore. I got the NOC from Gurgon RTO in August'16- How much Road Tax I need to pay in Karnataka to obtain KR number (including fine- if any)

I have Haryana registration car in Bangalore. I got the NOC from Gurgon RTO in August'16- How much Road Tax I need to pay in Karnataka to obtain KR number (including fine- if any)
Guest - Aman on Wednesday, 20 December 2017 11:58

I bought used car in gurgaon and was using it gurgaon from last2 year now i m going to move rajasthan. if i get a new registration in rajasthan after paying tax will get tax refund from haryana gurgaon rto or they will deny it.

I bought used car in gurgaon and was using it gurgaon from last2 year now i m going to move rajasthan. if i get a new registration in rajasthan after paying tax will get tax refund from haryana gurgaon rto or they will deny it.
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Wednesday, 20 February 2019

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