Tuesday 26 August 2014

The End of the Tax Disc - Driver's Beware!

No more paper tax discs from the 1st of October!

The DVLA has just asked us to tell you that tax discs won't be needed after 1st October 2014. 

You will still pay for car tax. A reminder will be sent to you when the road tax is about to expire, even if your car is exempted from paying it.

How do I pay for the road tax?

DVLA are doing away with the paper tax disc.  This picture shows a tax disc with a red line through it from weloveanycar.com bloggFrom the 1st October 2014, you will be able to pay the road tax annually, twice a year or monthly by direct debit. 

If you decide to pay every six months or every month, it will be 5% more expensive. Payments will be continued until cancelled.

What if I am selling my car?

Once you have sold your car privately, you should notify the DVLA to get a refund on remaining months.

Tax discs WILL NOT carry over to the new owner.  You can no longer sell a car with remaining months valid tax after 1st November 2014.

If you sell your car to WeBuyAnyCar.com or a car dealer, they will sort it out for you. You can get a car valuation here .

94 Years Ago the First Road Tax Disc was issued 

Road tax was introduced in the 1888 budget and the current system of excise duty applying specifically to motor vehicles was introduced in 1920.

Thinking about buying a new car?

A new car with lower CO2 emissions means a cheaper road tax. New cars with less than 100g/km CO2 emission don't pay road tax.

Search for any make and model, new or used here (the road tax information and mpg figures are included to help.

Our Top 10 cars with no road tax

  1. VOLKSWAGEN UP 1.0 BlueMotion Tech Move Up 3dr
  2. SKODA CITIGO 1.0 MPI GreenTech SE 3dr
  3. CITROEN C1 1.0 VTi Touch 3dr
  4. FIAT PANDA 0.9 TwinAir [85] Easy 5dr
  5. HYUNDAI I10 1.0 SE Blue Drive [4 Seat] 5dr
  6. KIA PICANTO 1.0 1 3dr
  7. TOYOTA AYGO 1.0 VVT-i X-Play 5dr
  8. SUZUKI ALTO 1.0 SZ3 5dr
  9. DACIA SANDERO 1.5 dCi Ambiance 5dr

Have a look at the UK’s biggest car review database to see what others think about their cars and which are the most economical run and maintain.

For more information, visit our special information page on the changes taking place, just click here.

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