Car tax checker: How to check if your car is taxed

Car tax checker: How to check if your car is taxed

Finding out if your car is taxed is very straight forward. Tax discs were abolished in October 2014 as the DVLA moved all of its systems online.

How to check if your car is taxed

Checking whether your car is taxed or not can be done online by visiting www.gov.uk/check-vehicle-tax.

All you need is the vehicle’s number plate (registration number).

Simply enter the registration number, click on ‘continue’ and you’ll be presented with the latest tax and MOT information.

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Vehicle Excise Duty (VED) is determined by CO2 emissions and fuel type.

What’s changed, though, is the way CO2 emissions are measured.

Previously, the NEDC (New European Driving Cycle) tests were used to calculate CO2 emissions.

However, testing has now switched to WLTP (Worldwide Harmonised Light Vehicle Test Procedure), which provides more realistic readings.

As a result, the majority of UK drivers can expect their car tax payments to increase.

Motorists, though, can get a refund on their car tax if they declare their vehicle as off the road through a SORN amid the coronavirus lockdown.

The current government guidelines state that only essential travel is permitted, with everyone being advised to stay at home.

A SORN essentially means, while you still own a vehicle, neither you nor anyone else will be driving it.

Published at Sat, 11 Apr 2020 21:53:00 +0000