New Tax Disc Rules

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Are you aware of the new tax disc rules? From 1st October 2014  you will no longer get a paper tax disc to display in your car.

The paper tax disc is being scrapped after 93 years although tax will still need to be paid, and it will no longer be transferred when buying a second-hand vehicle.

You will still need to get vehicle tax and you will still receive a reminder from the DVLA to tell you when your tax disc is due for renewal.

The DVLA holds a digital record of taxed and untaxed vehicles which means that it is no longer required for you to display it in your car as proof that you have paid your tax.

Buying a vehicle

From 1st October 2014 if you buy a new vehicle the tax will no longer be transferred with the vehicle. You will need to purchase a new vehicle tax before you can drive your new car.

Among the more welcome changes is the ability to pay via direct debit instead of the annual or six-month options currently available.

But drivers selecting monthly payments will pay 5 per cent extra each year on top of the average annual cost of tax and the millions of people who pay with a credit card will be hit with a £2.50 surcharge.

Selling a vehicle:

People selling their car are expected to tell the DVLA straight away of the change of ownership or face fines of up to £1,000. When you are selling a vehicle and you have notified the DVLA then you will get an automatic refund for any months that are still left on your vehicle tax.

For the latest update from the DVLA click here

Below is a video which explains everything you need to know:


What are your views of the new system?


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29th Oct 2014
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to the People saying about charges for tax discs by credit card there is no charge if you pay by debit card
25th Sep 2014
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What is to stop people having two cars on the road same colour same make same registration number, they would never be found out unless stopped and then the chassis number would have to be seen, no tax disc traffic wardens or the public wouldn't know the car was cloned, stupid idea this
John Minshell
21st Sep 2014
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susan nichols

no tax no mot no ins baned driving £ 100 fine like TV cops. and a lift home, lol
14th Sep 2014
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I only have half a car (a Smart 2 seater) and am happy with what I pay, these days it's based on emissions I believe so what you pay depends on what you drive, the answer is in your hands, literally!
13th Sep 2014
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Should be 1p on fuel then everyone has to pay especially those who think they can get away without paying road tax
Sue Mitchell
13th Sep 2014
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I can see no problem with this new scheme ,ok so the government may make a bit on 2 nd hand sales but in general you work car buying like most people do to the end of a month. The people winging are probably those who like to cheat the system. But then some do like anything to moan about!
Susan nichols
13th Sep 2014
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So how do you ensure people have an MOT and Car Insurance?
Kevin M
29th Oct 2014
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Simple really. If you have not paid for road tax it also unlikely that you have an MOT or Car Insurance. Vehicle taxation is only issued to those cars already holding current MOT and Insurance. This is the answer to your question.

Every registered vehicle in Britain will be on the DVLA computer as either:

Under a SORN notice

Roadside ANPR cameras (which cover most of the roads we all drive on) will instantly identify those vehicles without Tax, MOT or Insurance. So will those cameras fitted to Police vehicles, service areas, car parks etc.

So the opportunity to use a vehicle on the road illegally will become more and more difficult.

Of course, our sinful natures will always temp some to drive 'illegally'. That's the nature of sin!

Happily (in the case of vehicle insurance) most people do not allow the full reign of their sinful to extend to Road Fund Taxation.


14th Sep 2014
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When you go on web site mot & insurance are checked against your car details, if your car has not got a current mot or insurance you cannot tax your car. The police already do this if they pull you up for any reason
Gay Mulvey
13th Sep 2014
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Sounds fine until the computer breaks down!!
13th Sep 2014
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So now we r catching up with europe
13th Sep 2014
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Hope someone tells the stupid traffic wardens or we will all be getting tickets for not displaying disc
sandra pilgrim
13th Sep 2014
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Road Tax I really don.t see why the Government doesn't put extra on the fuel to cover every body's road tax then we would get a bit from everyone even foreign visitors

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