Update on the vehicle road tax changes in the UK

From 1st October 2014 you no longer need to display a paper paper tax disc on a vehicle registered in the UK. If you have a tax disc with any months left to run after this date, then it can be removed from the vehicle and destroyed. This includes customers with a Northern Ireland address, however they will still need to display their MoT disc. DVLA webpage

Some classic car owners may wish to continue to display a paper tax disc, either the last disc issued for the vehicle before the ending of paper tax discs or they may want to get a replica paper tax disc, probably the one that was issued when the vehicle was first registered. Getting a replica tax disc

How to check if your vehicle is taxed
Check on the DVLA website. More

Checking a car is insured -askMID
Check on askMID

Checking the MOT
Check the MOT status of a vehicle. More

Checking a classic car is eligible for a tax class change from PLG to Historic and a NIL value VED. Guide & Flowchart

Where can I get a replica tax disc?
See our NEWS item. More








Posted: 141030

It's gone - but you still need to get VED for your vehicle if it's on the road
From 1st October 2014 you no longer need to display a paper paper tax disc on a vehicle registered in the UK. Even if you have a tax disc with any months left to run after this date, it can be removed from the vehicle and destroyed. This includes customers with a Northern Ireland address, however they will still need to display their MoT disc.


To drive or keep a vehicle on the road you will still need to get vehicle road tax and DVLA will still send you a V11 or V85/1 renewal reminder when your vehicle tax is due to expire. This applies to all types of vehicles including those that are exempt from payment of vehicle tax or have a nil rate of Vehicle Excise Duty (VED).

Checking a classic car is eligible for a tax class change from PLG to Historic and a NIL value VED.
Guide & Flowchart
Buying or selling a vehicle
From 1st October 2014, when you buy a vehicle, the vehicle tax will no longer be transferred with the vehicle. You will need to get new vehicle tax before you can use the vehicle. The buyer (new owner) can tax the vehicle using the New Keeper Supplement (V5C/2) part of the vehicle registration certificate (V5C) online or by using our automated phone service - 24 hours a day, 7 days a week on 0300 123 4321. Alternatively, you may wish to visit a Post Office® branch.

When selling a vehicle from 1st October 2014, the vehicle tax is not transferable so you won’t be able to include any remaining tax when you sell a vehicle. If you sell a vehicle after 1st October and you have notified DVLA, you will automatically get a refund for any full remaining months left on the vehicle tax. The refund will be sent to the keeper using the details on the DVLA records so you need to make sure that these are correct.
Vehicle tax refunds
You will no longer need to make a separate application for a refund of vehicle tax. DVLA will automatically issue a refund when a notification is received from the person named on DVLA vehicle register that the:
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vehicle has been sold or transferred
> vehicle has been scrapped at an Authorised Treatment Facility (ATF)
> vehicle has been exported
> vehicle has been removed from the road and the person on the vehicle register has made a Statutory Off Road Notification (SORN)
> person on the vehicle register has changed the tax class on the vehicle to an exempt duty tax class

Paying vehicle road tax by Direct Debit
As part of the end of paper tax disc changes, DVLA has offered a Direct Debit as an additional way to pay for vehicle tax. This will be available for customers who need to tax their vehicle from 1st November 2014. The DD payment can be annually, 6 monthly or monthly (12 months tax paid for on a monthly basis). With a DD arrangement in place, vehicle road tax will be automatically renewed and the DD payments will continue to be taken providing an MOT is in place at the point when tax renewal is due. Payments will continue automatically until you tell DVLA to stop taking them or you cancel the DD with your bank. Valid insurance should also be in place for vehicles registered in Northern Ireland and this will be noted on the askMID database..

The DD will be cancelled and payments automatically stopped when you tell DVLA that you no longer have the vehicle, or the vehicle has been taken off the road and a Statutory Off Road Notification (SORN) has been made. The DD will also be cancelled if a vehicle is scrapped by an ATF, exported or if the tax class of the vehicle is changed to an exempt duty tax class. The DD scheme can’t be used for the first registration vehicles and some other cases. More
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