New Vehicle Car Tax Changes. Confused??
In just a few weeks, there will be a major change with regards to taxing your vehicle.
From 1 October 2014, the paper tax disc will no longer need to be displayed on a vehicle windscreen. If you have a tax disc with any months left to run after this date, then it can be removed from the vehicle windscreen and destroyed.
To drive or keep a vehicle on the road you will still need to get vehicle tax and DVLA will still send you a renewal reminder when your vehicle tax is due to expire. This applies to all types of vehicles including those that are exempt from payment of vehicle tax.
If you buy a vehicle after 1st October , the vehicle tax will no longer be transferred with the vehicle. You will need to get new vehicle tax before you can use the vehicle.
You can tax the vehicle using the New Keeper Supplement (V5C/2) part of the vehicle registration certificate (V5C) online or by using the DVLA automated phone service – 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Alternatively, you may wish to visit a Post Office® branch.
If you sell a vehicle after 1st October and you have notified DVLA, you will automatically get a refund for any full calendar months left on the vehicle tax.
From 1 October 2014 (5 October if setting up at a Post Office®), Direct Debit will be offered as an additional way to pay for vehicle tax. This will be available for customers who need to tax their vehicle from 1 November 2014:
• 6 monthly
• monthly (12 months tax paid for on a monthly basis)
Provided an MOT remains valid, the payments will continue automatically until you tell DVLA to stop taking them or you cancel the Direct Debit with your bank.
The Direct Debit will be cancelled and payments automatically stopped when you tell DVLA that you no longer have the vehicle, or the vehicle has been taken off the road and a Statutory Off Road Notification (SORN) has been made.
Paying by Direct Debit will not be available to:
• first registration vehicles
• fleet schemes
• HGVs (paying the Road User Levy)
Drivers are being warned to learn about the new rules, or face possible fines which could cost you £1,000.
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