Tax Disc abolished

Tax Disc abolished

The vehicle tax disc will be abolished from 1 October, and now road safety charity the Institute of Advanced Motorists (IAM) has moved to clarify the confusion.

People will still need to buy vehicle tax to keep any vehicle on the road.  Reminders will still be sent from the DVLA and people can continue paying using the previous methods. People will now be able to pay by continuous direct debit meaning there will never be a risk of forgetting to pay as the direct debit will continue as long as there is a valid MOT for the vehicle.

Drivers can apply online to tax vehicles using the 16 digit reference code from a vehicle tax renewal reminder (V11) or 11 digit reference number from the log book (V5C).

Vehicle tax can no longer be transferred with the vehicle if you sell it. If after 1 October you sell a vehicle and have notified the DLVA, you will automatically receive a refund for any full months remaining on that vehicle tax. Conversely drivers will now always have to buy new vehicle tax when you purchase a new or used vehicle.

As of 1 October, there will no longer be obligation to display a paper tax disc on your car.

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