What are the Changes?
From 1 October 2014 it will still be necessary to tax your vehicle and pay for that but there will be no requirement to display the tax disc in your vehicle. Indeed, you will no longer receive a paper disc when you tax the vehicle.
Tax discs on display which apply to a period after 1 October 2014 can be removed.
Points to note when buying a car
Be aware that the vehicle tax will not transfer to a new owner and therefore as buyer you will need to arrange to tax the vehicle before using it.
Points to note when selling a car
You cannot include remaining car tax as part of the deal for the sale of the vehicle. On the sale, provided you notify DVLA, an automatic refund will be sent in respect of payment made for any period after the date of sale.
Payment changes – more flexibility
It will be possible to make monthly/6-monthly/annual direct debit payments, starting for car tax required for 1 November 2014 onwards.
It will be possible to check a vehicle’s tax status online.
More information and further details
For more information in relation to this please contact Chris Biggs on 01844 268322 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org
Please note that the information in this article is not designed to provide legal or other advice or create a solicitor – client relationship. No liability is accepted for any loss caused in reliance upon its content and you should not take or refrain from taking action based upon the same.