VED calculations

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  1. ericonabike

    ericonabike Read Only Funster

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    I had the dealer pay my first 6 months VED as part of the deal, and it's now due to come up again. Looking at the disc, it seems he paid £118.25 for the 6 months, which is the equivalent of the £215 a year rate for light goods vehicles registered after 2001 according to dvla [http://www.direct.gov.uk/en/Motoring/OwningAVehicle/HowToTaxYourVehicle/DG_10012524]

    It seems if the engine was Euro IV compliant, the cost would only be £135 a year [the van was first registered May 2006]. How can I determine if it is or isn't Euro IV compliant? The V5 is silent on the subject!
     
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    Van is too old to be Euro 5

    Peter
     
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    True, but I did say Euro 4 [IV]!
     
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    Motorhomes seem to have a different rate ( ** I will come back to this ) .. My van is 2012 LEZ compliant but still attracts VED of £165 ( phg )


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    There are other instances of obtuse reasoning by the DVLA
    My wee 340cc buggy has an EU certificate for Euro5 compliance.. In fact the emissions from the buggy are equal to those vehicles in band C, yet it comes under the heavy quadricycle all of which fall in to band F !
     
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    DVLA law to them selves

    My disabled scooter - battery powered has a registration number Q plate and has a tax disc as it is a Class III disabled vehicle (VED is free).. but still has a V5 registration document...

    The RV is £165 a year and is a Heavy Private Goods Vehicle .... work that one out...

    Bob:Wink:
     
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    yes you did... :Rofl1:
     
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    Most motorhomes up to 3500kg MAM will be in the PLG VED class, or if over 3500kg they will be PHGV. Generally speaking if the original base vehicle was registered before being converted the original VED rate will continue to apply after conversion. If the first registration of the vehicle was after its conversion then either the PLG or PHGV rate will apply.

    So for a Euro4 LGV VED category to be applicable the original base vehicle should have been registered as such before conversion.

    What is recorded on your V5C for 'Body type' and 'Taxation class'?

    Andy
     
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    I had to pay £215 for my 2011 Ducato 120 Euro IV.

    B******S, let Vodafone make up the shortfall, not us!

    Must go, my carer is at the door..........

    Iain
     
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    I think it is based on certain dates.

    If you go to the Transport for London site and check the LEZ details i am sure they give the details of when vehicles became Euro III, IV & V compliant.

    I am sure someone will come along with a link as I cannot find it at present.
     
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    I see...the body type is listed as motorcaravan and the taxation class as private/light goods. So presumably it was registered after conversion and thus the question of its being Euro4 or not becomes irrelevant. Thanks very much for the clarification - seems a bit illogical though, as if it does have a Euro4 engine [A Good Thing, I'm assuming] seems no reason why we motorhomers shouldn't benefit from a lower tax regime as well as White Van Man?
     

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