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    • applepicker
    • By applepicker 9th Oct 16, 5:25 PM
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    Think I forgot my road tax, how do I check?
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    • 9th Oct 16, 5:25 PM
    Think I forgot my road tax, how do I check? 9th Oct 16 at 5:25 PM
    Think I should have paid for it in September. I wasn't sent a reminder in the post or an email that I noticed. How do I check? What are the consequences? What do I do? So much going on in life and the sticker in the dashboard isn't used anymore so difficult to remember.
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    • Quentin
    • By Quentin 9th Oct 16, 5:30 PM
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    • 9th Oct 16, 5:30 PM
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    • 9th Oct 16, 5:30 PM
    https://vehicleenquiry.service.gov.uk
    • BeenThroughItAll
    • By BeenThroughItAll 9th Oct 16, 5:37 PM
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    • 9th Oct 16, 5:37 PM
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    • 9th Oct 16, 5:37 PM
    Think I should have paid for it in September. I wasn't sent a reminder in the post or an email that I noticed. How do I check? What are the consequences? What do I do? So much going on in life and the sticker in the dashboard isn't used anymore so difficult to remember.
    Originally posted by applepicker
    Buy a calendar, and a pen.
    • jbainbridge
    • By jbainbridge 9th Oct 16, 5:48 PM
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    • 9th Oct 16, 5:48 PM
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    • 9th Oct 16, 5:48 PM
    They send you a letter in the post, assuming you've told them your address?
    • applepicker
    • By applepicker 9th Oct 16, 5:50 PM
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    • #5
    • 9th Oct 16, 5:50 PM
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    • 9th Oct 16, 5:50 PM
    My new address was changed on my licence which is with the DVLA, so why didn't they send a letter. I checked my email and paid for last years on Sep24th, what do I do now? And why no letter?
    • applepicker
    • By applepicker 9th Oct 16, 5:53 PM
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    • 9th Oct 16, 5:53 PM
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    • 9th Oct 16, 5:53 PM
    ok typed in reg on that site and it was due Oct 1st. So what do I do now?
    • chrisw
    • By chrisw 9th Oct 16, 5:54 PM
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    • 9th Oct 16, 5:54 PM
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    • 9th Oct 16, 5:54 PM
    They will send the letter to the address on the registration document, v5c. Did you change the address on that?
    • Johno100
    • By Johno100 9th Oct 16, 5:57 PM
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    • 9th Oct 16, 5:57 PM
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    • 9th Oct 16, 5:57 PM
    My new address was changed on my licence which is with the DVLA, so why didn't they send a letter. I checked my email and paid for last years on Sep24th, what do I do now? And why no letter?
    Originally posted by applepicker
    And how about the address on your V5c (AKA Log book) did you get the address changed on that?

    ok typed in reg on that site and it was due Oct 1st. So what do I do now?
    Originally posted by applepicker
    Errrrrr....perhaps pay the tax now.
    • Iceweasel
    • By Iceweasel 9th Oct 16, 5:58 PM
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    • 9th Oct 16, 5:58 PM
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    • 9th Oct 16, 5:58 PM
    ok typed in reg on that site and it was due Oct 1st. So what do I do now?
    Originally posted by applepicker
    Pay it quick for God's sake - that all that needs to be done.

    Changing address for your driving licence has absolutely nothing to do with the address on your car's V5C.

    You didn't imagine that the 3rd floor of DVLA speak to the 4th floor did you?
    • elsien
    • By elsien 9th Oct 16, 5:59 PM
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    ok typed in reg on that site and it was due Oct 1st. So what do I do now?
    Originally posted by applepicker
    Pay it online. Today.
    You have 14 days from the date it runs out to renew it (actually, not sure if this is still the case), but you shouldn't drive till it's sorted.
    Last edited by elsien; 09-10-2016 at 6:02 PM.
    All shall be well, and all shall be well, and all manner of things shall be well.

    Pedant alert - it's could have, not could of.
    • Johno100
    • By Johno100 9th Oct 16, 6:01 PM
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    You didn't imagine that the 3rd floor of DVLA speak to the 4th floor did you?
    Originally posted by Iceweasel
    Or know that Mr. J Bloggs is the same Mr. J Bloggs who is keeper of vehicle registration AB123 CDE.
    • Car 54
    • By Car 54 9th Oct 16, 6:37 PM
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    Car 54
    Pay it online. Today.
    You have 14 days from the date it runs out to renew it (actually, not sure if this is still the case), but you shouldn't drive till it's sorted.
    Originally posted by elsien
    There was a 14 day grace period for the display of a tax disc, but only provided it had been applied for before the expiry date. AFAIK this was to allow for any postal or processing delays. Now obsolete.

    https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/179258/ved_administration.pdf.pdf
    • rich13348
    • By rich13348 9th Oct 16, 6:51 PM
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    ok typed in reg on that site and it was due Oct 1st. So what do I do now?
    Originally posted by applepicker
    Tax it using the number on the V5C document right before you send it off to change the address to your new one.
    • Lorian
    • By Lorian 9th Oct 16, 6:54 PM
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    Check these wile you are at it

    https://ownvehicle.askmid.com/

    https://www.gov.uk/check-mot-status
    • Mr.Generous
    • By Mr.Generous 9th Oct 16, 7:02 PM
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    I did this a few years ago, you cant tax it after a gap without having a SORN number - copy one from some fool who posts it on the web on a car site somewhere and tax it double quick. I got away with it, if not the fine is horrendous. You can't just pay the back tax to the start of the month.
    • Strider590
    • By Strider590 9th Oct 16, 7:40 PM
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    Think I should have paid for it in September. I wasn't sent a reminder in the post or an email that I noticed. How do I check? What are the consequences? What do I do? So much going on in life and the sticker in the dashboard isn't used anymore so difficult to remember.
    Originally posted by applepicker
    Don't worry, no need to pay "road tax", as it was abolished in 1936 and doesn't exist.
    Having the last word isn't the same as being right.......

    "Never confuse education with intelligence"
    • JohnM5206
    • By JohnM5206 9th Oct 16, 7:47 PM
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    Don't worry, no need to pay "road tax", as it was abolished in 1936 and doesn't exist.
    Originally posted by Strider590
    It is on the way back though:
    Road tax is back – Chancellor announces Vehicle Excise Duty reforms that will see money raised reserved for road improvements
    • applepicker
    • By applepicker 9th Oct 16, 8:18 PM
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    applepicker
    Tax it using the number on the V5C document right before you send it off to change the address to your new one.
    Originally posted by rich13348

    is that the green form thingee that comes with your licence? Ok will change that. And what's the link to pay the tax online? Also, can't I just go to post office and pay it with my licence or maybe go to old address and find the letter if it's still there?
    • Iceweasel
    • By Iceweasel 9th Oct 16, 8:22 PM
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    It is on the way back though:
    Road tax is back – Chancellor announces Vehicle Excise Duty reforms that will see money raised reserved for road improvements
    Originally posted by JohnM5206
    Only for Englandshire and perhaps Waleshire - Scotlandshire and N Irelandshire are not to get any.

    How the (dis)United Kingdom is going to implement this great idea hasn't been fully explained yet.

    I think it's just more false promises.
    • applepicker
    • By applepicker 9th Oct 16, 8:24 PM
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    Tax it using the number on the V5C document right before you send it off to change the address to your new one.
    Originally posted by rich13348

    Is that the SORN number?
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