How to Calculate and Pay Vehicle Token Tax Online in Punjab

Person holding vehicle token tax card

Road tax for vehicles in Pakistan is commonly known as “token tax” as once the tax is paid, a token or sticker is provided by the provincial excise and taxation department. The token display on the vehicle allows the owners to drive in any province without facing any problems.

In case the proof of the token tax is not displayed on any vehicle, the traffic police can stop the vehicle and impose a penalty fee on the owner. The tax can usually be paid on an annual or half-year basis.

As the token tax is a provincial tax, its rates and methods of payment are also different according to each province. However, a certain limit is set by the Federal Excise and Taxation Department. has compiled a comprehensive guide on vehicle tax payments in Punjab.


How to Use the Online Token Tax Calculator in Punjab

The Excise, Taxation and Narcotics Department is responsible for collecting token tax in the province of Punjab. The department has developed a website with the help of the Punjab IT Board, which guides vehicle owners on their tax calculations.

The following steps can help you calculate your token tax accurately:

  • Visit the Excise and Taxation Department’s website.
  • Go to the ‘Tax Calculators’ tab and select ‘Motor Vehicle Tax Calculators’.
  • Once you open the portal, put in your vehicle’s registration number, which in most cases is your vehicle’s licence plate number.
  • The website will provide you with the exact amount of tax according to your vehicle’s type and engine size.


Payment Methods for Vehicle Token Tax

You can pay the vehicle token tax using the following options:

  • Mobile banking
  • Internet banking
  • ATM
  • OTC (over the counter) banking transactions


How to Pay Vehicle Token Tax Online in Punjab

The following steps outline the process of paying the vehicle token tax online in Punjab.

  • Install the e-Pay Punjab application from Google’s Play Store or Apple’s App Store.
  • Create an account to get started.
  • Select ‘Token Tax’ under the ‘Excise and Taxation Department’ tab.
  • Enter your vehicle’s registration number.
  • After confirming details, generate a challan.
  • Note down the payment slip ID (PSID) number provided to pay the token tax online.

The 17-digit PSID number generated is unique for each transaction and will be used to pay the token tax online.


Motor Vehicle Token Tax Rates

The following table shows a comprehensive list of all the taxes according to different tax filing years:


Engine Capacity Token Tax MVT

Local Vehicles

Income Tax (2021-22) Professional Tax
Filer        Non-Filer
Motorcycle (at time of registration)  1500 —- —- 200
Motor Cars 1000 CC 15000 10000 20000 200
1000 to 1199 CC 1800 1500 3000 200
1200 to 1299 CC 1800 1750 3500 200
1300 CC 1800 2500 5000 200
1301 to 1499 CC 6000 2500 5000 200
1500 CC  6000 3750 7500 200
1501 to 1599 CC 9000 3750 7500 200
1600 to 1999 CC 9000 4500 9000 200
2000 CC 9000 10000 20000 200
2001 to 2500 CC 12000 10000 20000 200
2500 Above 15000 10000 20000 200


Token Tax Rates on Imported Cars

For all imported cars, the Excise, Taxation and Narcotics department of Punjab has set a different rate of taxes according to the standards set by the federal government:


Category of Imported Motor Car Rate of Tax
Motor car with engine capacity exceeding 1300cc but not exceeding 1500cc PKR 15,000/-
Motor car with engine capacity exceeding 1500cc but not exceeding 2000 cc PKR 25,000/-
Motor car with engine capacity exceeding 2000cc but not exceeding 2500 cc PKR 100,000/-
Motor car with engine capacity exceeding 2500cc PKR 300,000


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