Road tax

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  1. laurieash

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    if I buy a car with road tax on until feb 2015 will it still count after Oct 1st.
    But if I buy after the 1st Oct the tax is returned to the seller.
     
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    If you buy before Oct 1st, any remaining road tax can be transferred with the vehicle and will be valid until expiry.

    Steve
     
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    Thanks for that was not sure how it worked,
    goverment going to make a lot of cash. In half month tax renewels.
     
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    It seems to me that as the system is now entirely electronic, they could quite easily make it so that road tax runs from any date in a month, rather than the start of a month, and hence the new owner wouldn't have to pay for part of a month they weren't using. MOT certificates work this way, why can't road tax be the same from Oct 1st?

    The only reason I can think of for not doing it is as you say, that they will get extra revenue. There are over half a million used car sales per month in the UK, I make that very roughly 120 million quid extra revenue per year.

    Steve
     
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    Dont forget there will be a double loss ie buyer and seller so you can double your estimate.
    Then add insult to injury as the original seller will be buying again
    I make that about £360 million:eek:
     
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    Yes, I'd allowed for that; it's effectively one month's extra revenue per sale - the buyer loses part of the month and the seller loses the rest.

    But either way, it's still an injustice.

    Steve
     
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    it is another stealth tax
     
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    but only if you keep selling your vehicles . even then if we all go classic m,homing the tax is free. and pre60 no mot . seems thats the way forward .
     
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    Same reason you dont get any change from a parking meter
     
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    you can rest assured if we did that then the rules would be changed, look what happened after they persuaded people to but diesel powered vehicles the cost of diesel went above that of petrol
     
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    then we have to change again . just use the rules as they change . but dont break them .
     
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    Yep the started that tax free idea in 1997 and stopped it again in 1998 when the realisation of how many classic cars were on the road hence 1973 was the last year of tax free

    Road tax is a stealth tax through and through .....It was originally supposed to fund maintenance and construction of new roads .......that didn't happen so they changed its name to vehicle excise duty and linked it to emissions but again that's a false move as a 10 tonne truck is cheaper to tax than the average 20 litre diesel car

    It's just a tax ...nothing more nothing less

    We are taxed on most things 3 of 4 times
     
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    I heard on the radio the other day that if you pay by direct debit they're going to charge an extra 5% (n)
     
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    Yep that's correct .....pretty standard on anything you pay up though
     
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    Classic car exemption is effectively on a "rolling" basis again, for all vehicles 40 or more years old.

    Steve
     
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    Is it ?

    Ah ok I wasn't aware they had reintroduced it

    Always thought under the new scheme it was a joke as the want to get rid of older more polluting vehicles ......yet give the worst offenders free status lol
     
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    are you able to claim the outstanding tax back when you sell ?
     
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    Only each complete month same as it is now
     
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    I'm actually amazed at how many people are completely unaware that this change is happening .....considering its happening from next month outside of car clubs , online forums etc no one seems aware of it .....I've mentioned it to several people at work and family members etc and they hadn't heard anything about it
     
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    I remember a funster saying that when the new system comes out you could sorn your motorhome when you were outside UK then tax it again before you came home. Would this be legal?

    Ginny
     
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