Are you aware Tax discs are being abolished?
- From October 1st, when you buy a vehicle, the vehicle tax will no longer be transferred with the vehicle.
- You will need to arrange new vehicle tax before you can use the vehicle.
- You can tax the vehicle using the New Keeper Supplement (V5C/2) part of the vehicle registration certificate (V5C)
- This can be done online, by using an automated phone service – 24 hours a day, 7 days a week or alternatively, you can still visit a Post Office branch to purchase road tax.
- When you sell a vehicle after October 1st you will no longer be able to offer the remaining months on the vehicle’s road tax as a sales incentive to the new owner.
- The new owner will be responsible for arranging road tax at the point of purchase. To avoid any chance of being fined they should ensure road tax is in place before driving the vehicle on the road.
- If you sell a vehicle after October 1st and notify the D.V.L.A. you will automatically receive a refund for each full calendar month left on the vehicle tax that you have paid for.
- As per our advice guidelines on the MID we recommend Motor traders remove vehicles from their record at the earliest possible opportunity after the point of sale. It is important to do so in order to avoid being held liable for any fines for non-compliance with the new legislation or road traffic offences that the latest owner of the vehicle may commit.