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    • yellow218
    • By yellow218 11th Feb 18, 8:26 AM
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    Question about tax/sorn
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    • 11th Feb 18, 8:26 AM
    Question about tax/sorn 11th Feb 18 at 8:26 AM
    My motorbike is a hobby but not one I do all year round. I passed my test in March last year and rode on sunny weekends, my last ride was mid October. As a new rider Iím happy being a fair weather one and accept that to be able to enjoy the sunny days, I need to pay for the cold rainy ones too.

    However Iím also an MSE forum member. So where I can save money Iíd like to. I canít save on MOT, and I already do comparisons for insurance, do our own servicing etc. The only place I can see I could save some money is tax. Admittedly itís not going to be a huge saving, but last year I paid for 3 months of tax when the bike just sat in the garage.

    Iíve just had the renewal through, so itís got me thinking. Cash flow isnít a problem so I usually take the cheapest overall option (pay off in one go by card). I have never sorn a vehicle before but Iím tempted. Tempted to pay a year of tax (on credit card now that we can- cashback!) and then sorn it Nov- Feb. Is this do-able? Can you sorn a vehical for only 3 months? If so do you get 3 months refunded if youíve paid it all in advance?

    Does anyone else do this?

    Thanks for your thoughts.
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    • Quentin
    • By Quentin 11th Feb 18, 8:37 AM
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    • 11th Feb 18, 8:37 AM
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    • 11th Feb 18, 8:37 AM
    Yes that's the way to do it.

    You only get full month's refunded
    Last edited by Quentin; 11-02-2018 at 8:40 AM.
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