Car tax: How do I tax my car without an MOT?

Car tax: How do I tax my car without an MOT?

The government has prohibited all non-essential travel due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. And with the UK currently in lockdown, many people are wondering how to tax their cars without an MOT.

How do I tax my car without an MOT?

Due to the coronavirus crisis, MOT certificates have been extended by six months.

This applies to cars, motorcycles and other light vehicles with certificates that were due to expire on or after March 30.

For example, if you MOT was due to expire on May 4, it will now be valid until November 4.

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Declaring a SORN means you can stop paying tax on your car.

As for company cars, HMRC says it will issue official car tax guidance amid the coronavirus pandemic.

A spokesperson told Fleet News: “A car kept on an employee’s driveway during a period of furlough would still be considered to be made available. Neither would we accept a SORN declaration as proof of unavailability.

“Ordinarily, we would expect that the car is handed back to the employer so that it cannot be used.

“However, we recognise that under the current circumstances it may not be possible to hand the car itself back, we would accept that where all the keys (or tabs) are in possession of the employer, and the employee does not have the authority to request the keys are returned to them, the car would be unavailable.”

Published at Wed, 08 Apr 2020 22:15:00 +0000