Vehicle Tax Changes from 1st October

September 26, 2014   //   No Comments

From 1st October 2014, the paper tax disc will no longer need to be displayed on a vehicle windscreen.

If you have a tax disc with any months left to run after this date, then it can be removed from the vehicle windscreen, unless you’re in Northern Ireland, where drivers must still display their MoT disc.  To drive or keep a vehicle on the road, you will still need to get vehicle tax and DVLA will send you a renewal reminder when your vehicle tax is due to expire.

From 1st October, when you buy a vehicle, the tax will no longer be transferred with the vehicle.  You will need to get 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) online or by using the automated telephone service, which operates 24 x 7.  Alternatively, buy the tax at your local Post Office branch.  If you sell a vehicle after 1st October and you have notified DVLA, you will automatically get a refund for any full calendar months left on the vehicle tax.