The state of Telangana has an extensive network of roads that connects the different parts and regions of the country. The state consists of a sizable population of vehicles with Hyderabad its capital being one of the important urban centers of the country. Road tax collected by the state is important in terms of improving the conditions of the road and the facilities of the infrastructure of the state. The Transport Department of the state is responsible for making the collections of road tax along with other tasks such as issuance of the driving licenses, making the registration of the vehicles and others. The provisions dealing with road tax of the state fall under the purview of the provision of the Andhra Pradesh Motor Vehicles Taxation Act of 1963. The state thus has adopted the provisions of the Motor Vehicles Act of its erstwhile state from which it has been separated. The payment of the road tax of Telangana is payable during the time of the purchase of the vehicle only. The calculation for the Telangana Road Tax payment is made on the basis of several considerations and factors which are taken into account to determine the rate of tax. These include the factors such as the size of the vehicles, place of manufacture, type of fuel, seating capacity, number of wheels on the vehicles, and others.
The payment structure of Road Tax
The payment of the Road Tax in Telangana can be made on the nearest Regional Transport Offices established across the various parts of the state. For this, the applicants must make the entries on the specified form with the necessary details to fulfill the formalities in the offline method. The following is RTO Offices list in Telangana (TS):
|RTO LOCATIONS||RTO CODE||RTO LOCATIONS||RTO CODE|
|Adilabad district||TS-01||Mancherial district||TS-19|
|Karimnagar district||TS-02||Kumaram Bheem Asifabad district||TS-20|
|Warangal Urban district||TS-03||Jagtial district||TS-21|
|Khammam district||TS-04||Peddapalli district||TS-22|
|Nalgonda district||TS-05||Sircilla district||TS-23|
|Mahbubnagar district||TS-06||Warangal (rural) district||TS-24|
|Ranga Reddy||TS-07||Jayashankar Bhupalpally district||TS-25|
|Medchal-Malkajgiri District||TS-08||Mahabubabad district||TS-26|
|Hyderabad Central||TS-09||Jangaon district||TS-27|
|Hyderabad North||TS-10||Bhadradri Kothagudem district||TS-28|
|Hyderabad East||TS-11||Suryapet district||TS-29|
|Hyderabad South||TS-12||Yadadri Bhuvanagiri district||TS-30|
|Hyderabad West||TS-13||Nagarkurnool district||TS-31|
|Reserved for Hyderabad||TS-14||Wanaparthy district||TS-32|
|Sangareddy district||TS-15||Jogulamba Gadwal district||TS-33|
|Nizamabad district||TS-16||Vikarabad district||TS-34|
|Kamareddy district||TS-17||Medak district||TS-35|
|Nirmal district||TS-18||Siddipet district||TS-36|
The other form of payment of the road tax is through the online website of the Government of Telangana State Transport Department. The following steps are required to be fulfilled for the online payment of the road tax of Telangana.
- The applicants must visit the official website of the Transport Department of the State of Telangana to pay their tax online.
- The applicants must click on the tab “Tax Verification” which is visible on the homepage of the portal to avail of the service.
- The steps will then be redirected to the page where they are required to click on the option of Tax Payment from the list of menus appearing before them.
- The applicants must then choose the method of payment to complete the formalities
- Further, the applicants must enter the details which are asked by the platform for Online Payment of Road Tax of Telangana state.
- Applicants must then complete the required steps of completing the online transaction after which they must obtain the receipt of payment which they must preserve with themselves.
In the cases of failure of the payment of the road tax, the authorities may impose a penalty on the taxpayer leading them to pay the double rate of tax imposed on them. The payment of the tax either has to be made in a lump sum for the lifetime during the purchase of the new vehicle or on a quarterly basis from time to time. The directions regarding the same must be complied with effectively to pay taxes in a timely.