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    • andygb
    • By andygb 17th Apr 17, 6:12 PM
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    Tax due May 1st - no reminder again!
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    • 17th Apr 17, 6:12 PM
    Tax due May 1st - no reminder again! 17th Apr 17 at 6:12 PM
    I went into a bit of a panic today, when I thought my tax may have expired at the end of March, but fortunately it is the end of April.
    Yet again, I have received no reminder, and I wonder how many others haven't since the doing away with tax discs.
    Is this a government ploy to get more money through fines?
    I am definitely going to start displaying the tax receipt in the old tax holder, because it is only a matter of time before I forget.
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    • Robisere
    • By Robisere 17th Apr 17, 6:24 PM
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    • #2
    • 17th Apr 17, 6:24 PM
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    • 17th Apr 17, 6:24 PM
    https://www.gov.uk/car-tax-disc-without-v11-reminder

    Do you have a calendar? A Pin board, to flag up reminders? Or use the calendar on your phone or PC, to remind you.
    There may be more than one way to skin a cat.
    But the result is always inedible.

    • waamo
    • By waamo 17th Apr 17, 6:33 PM
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    • #3
    • 17th Apr 17, 6:33 PM
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    • 17th Apr 17, 6:33 PM
    Is there any errors on your V5 such as wrong postcode?

    On page 2 there is a Doc Ref number. Just after that is a date. What's the date on it?
    This space for hire.
    • TadleyBaggie
    • By TadleyBaggie 17th Apr 17, 7:31 PM
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    • #4
    • 17th Apr 17, 7:31 PM
    • #4
    • 17th Apr 17, 7:31 PM
    Is there any errors on your V5 such as wrong postcode?
    Originally posted by waamo
    This...

    I've just had a reminder for the tax on a car that expires at the end of the month.
    • waamo
    • By waamo 17th Apr 17, 8:12 PM
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    • #5
    • 17th Apr 17, 8:12 PM
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    • 17th Apr 17, 8:12 PM
    This...

    I've just had a reminder for the tax on a car that expires at the end of the month.
    Originally posted by TadleyBaggie
    That's why I'm asking for the Doc Ref date. Everyone swears blind the details are correct without bothering to look. If you have to type out the date chances are you've had to look.
    This space for hire.
    • peter_the_piper
    • By peter_the_piper 17th Apr 17, 9:02 PM
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    • #6
    • 17th Apr 17, 9:02 PM
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    • 17th Apr 17, 9:02 PM
    Have you moved and not updated the DVLA with the new address for both car tax and driving license (separately)
    Millies next back in July.
    • Car 54
    • By Car 54 17th Apr 17, 10:19 PM
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    • #7
    • 17th Apr 17, 10:19 PM
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    • 17th Apr 17, 10:19 PM
    It's only the 17th. How much notice do you need?
    • MEM62
    • By MEM62 18th Apr 17, 11:33 AM
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    • 18th Apr 17, 11:33 AM
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    • 18th Apr 17, 11:33 AM
    I am definitely going to start displaying the tax receipt in the old tax holder, because it is only a matter of time before I forget.
    Originally posted by andygb

    Got a diary on your smart phone??
    • AdrianC
    • By AdrianC 18th Apr 17, 11:55 AM
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    • #9
    • 18th Apr 17, 11:55 AM
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    • 18th Apr 17, 11:55 AM
    Is there any errors on your V5 such as wrong postcode?

    On page 2 there is a Doc Ref number. Just after that is a date. What's the date on it?
    Originally posted by waamo
    Also - put that doc ref into the Vehicle Enquiry website, and you can see if that's the most recent V5C.

    https://vehicleenquiry.service.gov.uk/
    • andygb
    • By andygb 18th Apr 17, 12:57 PM
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    That's why I'm asking for the Doc Ref date. Everyone swears blind the details are correct without bothering to look. If you have to type out the date chances are you've had to look.
    Originally posted by waamo
    I have had the car 5 years, have not moved house, and the date in section 10 of the V5C is 20 04 12.
    My name and address details are correct.
    • andygb
    • By andygb 18th Apr 17, 12:58 PM
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    Got a diary on your smart phone??
    Originally posted by MEM62

    Don't have a smart phone, but I do keep a daily diary, so will put it in there as well.
    • waamo
    • By waamo 18th Apr 17, 1:20 PM
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    I would let the DVLA know your not getting a V11. If that's not turning up regularly then all sorts could be going missing.
    This space for hire.
    • Head The Ball
    • By Head The Ball 18th Apr 17, 3:19 PM
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    Have you considered setting up a direct debit?

    The DVLA will take the payment on the first working day of the month the tax is due.

    Provided there is enough money in your account to cover the direct debit, you don't risk a fine.
    I'm a recovering Catholic
    • onomatopoeia99
    • By onomatopoeia99 18th Apr 17, 5:20 PM
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    Pay by direct debit, then it all happens automatically and you don't have to remember. Don't understand why anyone paying yearly would do anything else to be honest, as it avoids having to deal with reminders and forgetting.
    INTP, nerd, libertarian and scifi geek.
    Home is where my books are.
    • custardy
    • By custardy 18th Apr 17, 5:30 PM
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    Don't have a smart phone, but I do keep a daily diary, so will put it in there as well.
    Originally posted by andygb
    Whatever you are typing on likely has a calender function.
    • andygb
    • By andygb 18th Apr 17, 6:46 PM
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    Have you considered setting up a direct debit?

    The DVLA will take the payment on the first working day of the month the tax is due.

    Provided there is enough money in your account to cover the direct debit, you don't risk a fine.
    Originally posted by Head The Ball

    I was hoping that may be the case, as I have had a DD set up for a couple of years.
    Do I get an email confirmation, or shall I go to the GOV site to make sure it is taxed OK?
    • sheramber
    • By sheramber 18th Apr 17, 7:24 PM
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    https://www.gov.uk/vehicle-tax-direct-debit/renewing


    Vehicle tax Direct Debit payments
    2. Renewing your vehicle tax

    Your vehicle tax will renew automatically when it’s due to run out.

    You’ll get an email or letter telling you when your Direct Debit payments will be taken.

    You won’t be sent a vehicle tax reminder letter (V11).
    • jimjames
    • By jimjames 18th Apr 17, 9:54 PM
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    Don't have a smart phone, but I do keep a daily diary, so will put it in there as well.
    Originally posted by andygb
    How do you remember your MOT? Can you use the same method for tax? Alternatively setup a DD and you won't need to worry
    Remember the saying: if it looks too good to be true it almost certainly is.
    • Nasqueron
    • By Nasqueron 18th Apr 17, 10:15 PM
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    I setup a DD for my VED when I got the first renewal for my new car (salesman did the first year when registering it) and received an electronic mandate confirming this.

    The email stated

    "Your vehicle tax will automatically renew unless you notify us of any changes. We will send a new payment schedule at the time of renewal."

    Sure enough 12 months later I got another email from them confirming it was paid

    Ensure directdebit@taxdisc.service.gov.uk is not going to your spam folder and that you have the correct details entered online
    • Head The Ball
    • By Head The Ball 19th Apr 17, 6:11 PM
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    I was hoping that may be the case, as I have had a DD set up for a couple of years.
    Do I get an email confirmation, or shall I go to the GOV site to make sure it is taxed OK?
    Originally posted by andygb
    I received the email below on 17/3 and the money was taken from my bank account on 3/4.

    (I have taken out the personal parts)

    Thank you for arranging to pay the vehicle tax by Direct Debit.

    Please can you check that the details below, and your payment schedule are correct:

    Account name: xxxxxxxxx
    Account number: xxxxxxxxx
    Bank sort code: xxxxxxxxx

    If any of the above financial details are incorrect please contact your bank as soon as possible.

    However, if your details are correct you don’t need to do anything and your Direct Debit will be processed as normal. You have the right to cancel your Direct Debit at any time. A copy of the Direct Debit Guarantee is included with this letter.

    Enclosed is a schedule of your Direct Debit payment showing the amount and date for collection. We recommend that you retain this schedule for your records. You do not need to wait for the first payment to be taken before the vehicle is used on the road.
    For your information, the collection will be made using this reference, and this is how your payment will be detailed on your bank statements:

    DVLA Identifier: xxxxxxx
    Reference:xxxxxxxxx

    Your vehicle tax will automatically renew unless you notify us of any changes. We will send a new payment schedule at the time of renewal.

    Yours sincerely
    You can also check on the GOV site.

    https://vehicleenquiry.service.gov.uk/

    and contact them if your car is showing as untaxed.
    I'm a recovering Catholic
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