Changing the expiry date of tax disk?

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  1. Gromett

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    Can anyone advise please?

    My current tax disk expires in Feb 2012. I want to make it expire in August.
    What is the best way to do this so I lose the least amount of money please?

    I could buy a new tax disk in August then get a refund by post of my existing one but it looks like I will lose a months money no matter how I do it?
     
  2. suavecarve

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    Is there going to be a month when your vehicle is off road ? If so why not SORN it for the month. I believe you are not allowed to reapply for VEL until 21 days after the SORN so if you do it on the 1st of a month then you can reapply by internet 5 days in advance (dates are all from memory)
     
  3. Squire

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    I don't think you have to lose any money.

    Send in your old tax disc for refund on the last day of the month in the same envelope for the tax application commencing the following month.

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    Better still, on the last (PO working) day of the month apply at your nearest DVLA authorised PO for a new tax disc to commence the following day (they'll give you one because it's valid from midnight and they're not open then!) and on your way out post off your old disc for a refund.
     
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    you will only get a refund on any full months left on the tax disc,so you will have to make sure that they recieve it before month end,so you would have to post it off five days before month end.26/8/11
    then renew on the 1/9/11 so it would expire on 31/8/12
     
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    Tax it for 6mths end of Feb-when that expires (end of Aug) tax it for a yr. Or is that too easy and am I missing something.:BigGrin:

    Mike.
     
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    That would work, apart the difference in cost between a years and six months. The six months always seems poor value.
     
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    try giving the DVLA a ring to see what they say
     
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    You could scan it and edit in photoshop:Rofl1:



    Sorry not much help really
     
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    as long as the envelope is post office date stamped before the end of july you will get all remaining months refunded.

    bit late now though...the PO will be closed.:Sad:

    should have asked a week ago :Doh:

    Mikes suggestion of 6 months is your only option now .....apart from getting 12 months and surrendering it in 6 months time..... its not worth the trouble for the sake of a few quid extra for 6 months.
     
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    Don't forget that if your tax falls due in August you might be away come renewal time. Could cause a slight inconvenience if you go away for a few months at a time.
     
  11. Squire

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    Not so, Chris - as long as you catch the post on the last day of the month the PO date stamp is accepted by the DVLA as proof. And if they receive a contiguous tax application at the same time it confirms you aren't trying to evade RF tax anyway. I've always found the DVLA to be quite helpful in cases like this. They would quite happily send a refund should you accidently duplicate a RFL for the same vehicle. It's happened to me before!
     
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    Too easy I am afraid. I am going away and don't want to come back until July next year. I have to come back then to do my companies house paperwork, accounts and self assessment. I am trying to get everything to happen in August. Getting a new MOT as well with 8 month still to run on the old one.

    I will just buy a new one at the end of august and stay off the road for 7 days while I send the old one in for refund...

    Thanks everyone for the suggestions and advice :)
     
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    Can't you tax it online and get the new disc sent out to you by a 3rd party? That's what I did but I was in the UK at the time :Nowink:
     
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    This from the web site..

    Not a change but useful info ( for me anyway !!! LOL !)

    You can
    Tax online or by phone
    Use the reference number on your V11 reminder or Registration Certificate to renew your tax from the fifth day of the month in which the current tax disc expires. The tax disc can only be sent to the address shown on your V11 reminder or Registration Certificate. You could ask a friend or relative to post this to you at an address abroad.


    Tax your vehicle online or by phone
    Tax in advance
    You can renew your tax up to two calendar months in advance in person or by post at a Post Office® branch that deals with advance applications or a Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) local office.
    Take or send:
    Registration Certificate
    completed V10 ‘Vehicle licence application’
    insurance certificate or cover note – must be valid when the tax disc comes into force
    valid MOT certificate - if the car or motorcycle is over three years old - must be valid when the tax disc comes into force
    the payment for vehicle tax
    a letter to explain why you’re taxing in advance if you’re making a postal application
     
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