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Old 21-02-2008, 12:26 PM
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my vehicle was a disabled carrier for my father and taxed accordingly,last month he sadly died,however i intend to keep the vehicle for my own use.
does anyone know how to change the tax disc from disabled to private?
should i just let it run down to may?
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Old 21-02-2008, 1:28 PM
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No, don't let it run until May no matter what the temptation.

What you need to do is to tax it at your local DVLA office, not the post office. Fill in the V5 notifying change of keeper and taxation class to PLG and give them that at the same time you're taxing the car. Tell them what you're doing, i.e changing from disabled to PLG and taxing it. They'll do the lot at once in the right order.
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Old 21-02-2008, 2:31 PM
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No, don't let it run until May no matter what the temptation.

What you need to do is to tax it at your local DVLA office, not the post office. Fill in the V5 notifying change of keeper and taxation class to PLG and give them that at the same time you're taxing the car. Tell them what you're doing, i.e changing from disabled to PLG and taxing it. They'll do the lot at once in the right order.
Agree, its effectively not taxed at present
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Agree, its effectively not taxed at present

Agreed, you may end up with a prosecution if you do not do the change quickly.
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Old 21-02-2008, 7:11 PM
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as said you cannot legally use the disabled tax,go to the local DVLA office to you look on this site

http://www.direct.gov.uk/en/Dl1/Dire...ts/DG_10012974
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Old 22-02-2008, 2:05 PM
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Firstly please accept my condolences on your father's death.

Secondly do as above in relation to changing tax class. If the vehicle was in your late father's name and you are changing it into your name then you also need to submit a letter stating that the registered keeper is deceased and that you are taking over the vehicle.

Also, you need to return the DLA 404 Disabled Tax Exemption certificate that was used to claim free road tax to the DLA in Blackpool, address is on the form.

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Old 22-02-2008, 3:37 PM
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sorry for your loss.
it is a pain you cant retax at a post office.i bought a car that was on disabled tax and stood in a very long PO queue to find out i couldnt tax it
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Old 22-02-2008, 3:57 PM
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Sorry, I meant to say sorry too, but was tying to address your initial Q,
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Old 22-02-2008, 9:57 PM
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Sorry to hear of your loss.

As a point of interest you can change the taxation class from PLG to disabled at a local post office however they can't do it the other way around.You need to visit a regional DVLA office for this.
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Old 22-02-2008, 11:30 PM
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Sorry to hear of your loss.

Unfortunately you do need to visit the DVLA to have this changed. The tax is no longer valid as soon as your father passed away and it was not being used for him unfortunately.
One day I might be more organised...........:confused:
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