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    • fergie_
    • By fergie_ 28th Sep 17, 7:14 PM
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    DVLA Refund
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    • 28th Sep 17, 7:14 PM
    DVLA Refund 28th Sep 17 at 7:14 PM
    I was planning to buy a second hand car from a dealer and the dealer said it had to be taxed straight away. The deal fell through and I'm now struggling to get a refund from the DVLA.

    I phoned the DVLA and they said thats fine, you just need to write to them. I wrote to them explaining the situation and giving them the details of the card payment that had been taken.

    They have now written back saying they won't issue a refund as I'm not the registered keeper. This is stating the obvious as I never was and never will be as I never took ownership of the car from the dealer.

    Any ideas how to proceed?

    The DVLA letter claims 'the law states the that a refund of vehicle tax can only be paid to the person registered as the keeper of the vehicle as shown on DVLA's records'.

    Surely this must be more than a one off occurrence?
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    • neilmcl
    • By neilmcl 3rd Oct 17, 9:35 AM
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    being a professional seller who does in day in day out, this is a pretty rookie mistake by the dealer to do this. my gut feeling is this is deliberate to either get the OP to commit to a purchase by paying the tax on it (makes haggling harder).

    or just a stupid scam to get OP to pay the tax. and steal the tax refund.
    Originally posted by seatbeltnoob
    Unbelievable, your posts really defy any logic whatsoever.
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