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    Road Tax

    changes to road tax as from October

    https://www.gov.uk/government/news/vehicle-tax-changes

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    Another hidden way of extracting money from us! Tax will no longer be transferrable, the new keeper must tax the car, adn the old keeper can apply for a refund. However, it is whole months only, so the transfer month is paid for by both old and new keepers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by keithl View Post
    Another hidden way of extracting money from us! Tax will no longer be transferrable, the new keeper must tax the car, adn the old keeper can apply for a refund. However, it is whole months only, so the transfer month is paid for by both old and new keepers.
    On the flip side, this will stop vehicles formerly owned by a disabled person from being sold on without being removed from the Disabled tax category (with the benefits that entails, including London Congestion Charge exemption). It should also stop those not intending to register a vehicle to themselves from seeking out vehicles with long tax and MoT to minimise the hassle they get for 12 months.

    It's always possible vehicles will change hands without DVLA being informed, but the risks of remaining the registered keeper for a vehicle you no longer own are difficult to justify.


    One consequence of this change is that those with less than 12 months left on an expiring mobility award might find the tax exemption (or 50% reduction for those on standard rate Mobility PIP) ends on the last day of the award, and they have to retax their vehicle from the day after expiry.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Flymo View Post
    It should also stop those not intending to register a vehicle to themselves from seeking out vehicles with long tax and MoT to minimise the hassle they get for 12 months.
    Not so bothered about long tax, but it is good to buy with long MoT as it reduces the likelihood of big repair bills in the first few months.

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    Wonder what is going to happen when using a council car park that lets blue badge users park for free only if the tax disc states zero tax is payabl edue to disabilty , as if no tax disc is issued i guess its a bit of a problem !

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