The 93 year reign of tax discs has now come to an end and motorists are now no longer required to show a tax disc on their windscreen. What does this mean and how does it affect you? We tell you all you need to know..
The Tax Disc has been abolished which means you now no longer need to show it on your windscreen, not only this when it comes to renewing your road tax you won’t receive a paper disc, it’ll all be stored electronically.
How Can I Renew My Tax?
Your road tax can be paid online via the DVLA website, if you do so we caution people to ONLY use the official DVLA website to do this via https://www.gov.uk/tax-disc Alternatively you can pay over the phone via 0300 123 4321 or via your local post office.
How Will It be Enforced? How will they know if I am taxed?
It’ll all be done now via Automatic Number Plate Recognition (ANPR) Cameras. They will read the number plates, check with a central system to check your tax status and will chase up those with expired or no tax. As well as this the police will have access to this so they can check and confirm whether or not you are driving without tax.
What Do I Do When My Road Tax Expires?
If you haven’t already done so, you can remove your paper tax disc from your windscreen. You also won’t have to do anything if your paper tax disc doesn’t run out till the future. Once it does expire you will need to renew it using the new online system.
What Happens When I’m Selling or Buying A Car?
From now on, vehicle tax can not be transferred with a vehicle. Not only this, you must let the DVLA know that you no longer own the vehicle, until you do so you are still responsible for the taxation of the vehicle. If you still have full calendar months left on your vehicle’s tax from the DVLA