10-Sep-2014 09:39

Fools guide to the new Vehicle Tax System from 01/10/14

Fools guide to the new Vehicle Tax System from 01/10/14

From 1st October 2014 the DVLA will replace the traditional tax disc with a new electronic system.
Owners will no longer be required to display a paper tax disc in their windscreen & will instead tax their vehicle online; with a car’s status as taxed, untaxed or SORN recorded on a database linked to the registration.
From 1 November 2014, owners will be able to pay monthly by Direct Debit on a 12 month basis at a 5% surcharge – reduced from the current 10% surcharge
If you have a tax disc on your windscreen with any remaining months after the 1st October you can remove & tear it up…
DVLA will carry out automatic checks via its electronic database.
If you have not made SORN or taxed your car an automatic penalty of £80 will apply.
The Police will also check via [NPRC] number plate recognition cameras and you could face a £1000 fine if you are caught on the road without tax.
You can check the tax status of any vehicle by visiting the DVLA website. This can also be used to check rentals too.

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