Tax for Europe

Happycampers1

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Jun 18, 2014
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OK so I am thinking of buying a new MH for our trip around Europe for the next 4-5 months. Do I have to tax it to drive on the continent or can I just SORN it for UK and tax it on my return.
 

Landy lover

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If you re-enter the UK untaxed, without MOT or uninsured you risk being stopped fined and having your vehicle seized - they do check this at ports now. Only last week a friend came back having been in Eire for a couple of weeks and came back only to be stopped before he left the port and given a ticket for no MOT - it was just 24 hours out of date. Will cost him a £60 fine but as it was insured and taxed he was allowed to continue his journey
 
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Now a good old fashioned human would have let him off or told him to phone a garage and book it in making him legal.

But not so a computer.
I've met plenty of "good old fashioned humans" in blue uniforms that wouldn't have dreamed of letting him off, not even if it was 10 minutes out of date.

And that isn't a dig at the police or anyone else it's merely an observation based on experience. (y)
 

JJ

May 1, 2008
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In the good old days I was let off having no valid MOT on two separate occasions by the police.

Humility and constant apologising for causing trouble was my technique.

I doubt moaning and suggesting they went and caught some proper criminals would have had the same effect.


JJ :cool:
 

wanderer

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With the new system its dead easy to sorn online when you leave the country and retax online before you return . The doomsayers on here will tell you that your insurance is invalid but i read through my policy and it says the vehicle has to be roadworthy only.
 

mariner

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Nov 21, 2013
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With the new system its dead easy to sorn online when you leave the country and retax online before you return . The doomsayers on here will tell you that your insurance is invalid but i read through my policy and it says the vehicle has to be roadworthy only.
My insurance company said it would no longer be legal on the road and therefore the insurance would be void.

Maybe I shouldn't have asked!


:cooler:
 
Jun 30, 2013
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With the new system its dead easy to sorn online when you leave the country and retax online before you return . The doomsayers on here will tell you that your insurance is invalid but i read through my policy and it says the vehicle has to be roadworthy only.
Nice as that sounds, you can't drive a UK registered vehicle in Europe ( or anywhere on a public road) unless it is taxed, insured, and if applicable , MOT'd.
Otherwise we would all save a fortune....
Allan
 

voyagerstan

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With the new system its dead easy to sorn online when you leave the country and retax online before you return . The doomsayers on here will tell you that your insurance is invalid but i read through my policy and it says the vehicle has to be roadworthy only.

try making a claim , first thing insurace co is check out dvla . beleive me i know bin there don it and could'nt aford the tee shirt afterwards .:doh:STAN
 
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