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Car Tax disc changes on the 1st October 2014. 26/09/14

From Wednesday 1st of October it will no longer be necessary to display a paper tax disc on your vehicle.

Unfortunately this does not mean you don't have to pay Tax on your vehicle though...!

If you have a tax disc that is still valid after this date then you can legally remove it from your vehicle. But remember you still need to renew your car tax when it expires.

You should still receive a reminder that your vehicle tax is about to expire by post in the normal way.

To renew your tax disc you have three possible options:

  • Via the internet at gov.uk/tax-disc

  • By phone on 0300 123 4321

  • At your local post office

You will also be able to pay for your car tax by Direct Debit if you wish. Paying by direct debit also gives you the option to automatically renew your tax, provided your vehicle has a valid MOT certificate.

How do the Police know if my car is taxed?

The Police will be monitoring vehicles with ANPR (Automatic Number Plate Recognition) equipment which is built in to vehicles operated by traffic Police and also some static traffic cameras.

If you sell your vehicle

The changes also mean that when you sell your vehicle the tax is NOT transferred to the new owner. You can apply for a refund for any outstanding tax when you notify the DVLA of the change of ownership.

All information provided is believed to be correct at the time of publication.

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