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Changed V5C address, didn't get the new one yet. Can't tax my car?!

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bramptybrampty Forumite
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Hiya!

Changed my V5C online a few days ago. I can see online that the new V5C was issued on the same day I've done it. My tax expires tomorrow. So I wanted to tax it.

Only to find out that I need the number from the latest V5C, which I don't have! Bit of a pickle?! Are there any other ways to tax a car? I don't have the V11 or any other documents I could use, because I have changed the address and a new V5C has been issued!

I need to drive to work tomorrow, but looks like I won't be able to :D

Thanks everyone!

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  • AdrianCAdrianC Forumite
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    You would have received the V11 weeks ago, near the start of June. Didn't you?

    When was the new V5C issued?
  • The_RainmakerThe_Rainmaker Forumite
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    The DVLA are being pretty efficient at the moment I would relax for a few days and it should turn up.  Remember to take a photo the next time and think of the order you do things.  I spent yesterday transferring cars in to the names of the family members who drive them most, almost SORNED one to the transfer and retax it today, was told I couldn't retax within 5 days.  Just transferred them  last night and retaxed them both this morning in the new keepers names.
    "Liberals are complaining about the right while their arms are being eaten by the left wing crocodile. "
  • bramptybrampty Forumite
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    AdrianC said:
    You would have received the V11 weeks ago, near the start of June. Didn't you?

    When was the new V5C issued?
    It is likely to have gone to my old address, and I don't have access or contact there anymore.

    The DVLA are being pretty efficient at the moment I would relax for a few days and it should turn up.  Remember to take a photo the next time and think of the order you do things.  I spent yesterday transferring cars in to the names of the family members who drive them most, almost SORNED one to the transfer and retax it today, was told I couldn't retax within 5 days.  Just transferred them  last night and retaxed them both this morning in the new keepers names.
    I really hope it does come around quickly, because I can't even SORN it while it's untaxed, so I'm due to get an automatic fine as well according to gov.uk, and I worry that my insurance might end up voided because of it, which would be more or less catastrophic!
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    brampty said:
    AdrianC said:
    You would have received the V11 weeks ago, near the start of June. Didn't you?

    When was the new V5C issued?
    It is likely to have gone to my old address, and I don't have access or contact there anymore.
    So you didn't move recently, and you haven't got any postal forwarding in place?
    I really hope it does come around quickly, because I can't even SORN it while it's untaxed
    You can SORN it whenever. You just can't do it without the V5C or V11 numbers...
    so I'm due to get an automatic fine as well according to gov.uk
    For not taxing or SORNing the car, yes.
    I hope the car isn't on the road...
    and I worry that my insurance might end up voided because of it, which would be more or less catastrophic!
    No, that can't and won't happen.
  • bramptybrampty Forumite
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    i thought the insurance can be invalidated because one of the terms for valid insurance is to have valid MOT and tax? while i have MOT, i did not have tax. the car isn't on the road, it's on the drive, so at least it was a bit "safer" than having it on the road.

    luckily, I was able to swing by my old address today, and someone was in, and they luckily kept the V11 from about a month ago, so I was able to tax it! the car's "only" been untaxed for about 37 hours, so maybe DVLA won't even react to that in terms of fines! but who knows.

    either way, thanks everyone, but luckily i was able to resolve it without it biting me on the backside :D
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    AdrianCAdrianC Forumite
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    edited 2 July at 8:11PM
    brampty said:
    i thought the insurance can be invalidated because one of the terms for valid insurance is to have valid MOT and tax?
    Urban myth.
    luckily, I was able to swing by my old address today, and someone was in, and they luckily kept the V11 from about a month ago, so I was able to tax it!
    Phew!

    No, DVLA won't give the first toss about that gap.
  • nick74nick74 Forumite
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    brampty said:
    i thought the insurance can be invalidated because one of the terms for valid insurance is to have valid MOT and tax? 
    You do need valid insurance in order to tax a vehicle, so if it were also necessary to have valid tax to be able insure a vehicle then logically no one would ever be able to tax or insure anything!
  • The_RainmakerThe_Rainmaker Forumite
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    Just to say moved a couple of cars around the family on Tuesday evening (after close of play) and received the new V5c's this morning.  So with me within 2 working days.
    "Liberals are complaining about the right while their arms are being eaten by the left wing crocodile. "
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    edited 3 July at 2:25PM
    nick74 said:
    You do need valid insurance in order to tax a vehicle
    Insurance hasn't been checked on taxing a car since 2012.
    https://www.gov.uk/government/news/dvla-announce-plans-to-cut-red-tape-by-removing-insurance-check-when-taxing-a-vehicle

    But it is checked all the time a car is taxed, because you can't have a taxed but uninsured car under the continuous insurance regs that came in in 2011.

    Perfectly legit to have an insured, SORNed car, though - I've got two currently...
  • MarkneathMarkneath Forumite
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    Use the reference number on the green slip.
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