Finding out if your vehicle is taxed is very straight forward. All you need is the number plate (registration number) of the vehicle.
How to check if a vehicle is taxed
Checking whether your vehicle is taxed can be done via the government’s website.
Simply enter your vehicle’s registration number and follow the on-screen instructions.
By law, it is an offence to drive a vehicle on a public road in the UK without tax.
A full list of vehicle tax rates can be found here.
In 2019, the Department for Transport estimated 634,000 British drivers were evading car tax charges, up from the estimated 210,000 seen in 2013 before the tax disc was abolished.
AA President Mr King told the Express: “At the time we kind of said is it really necessary to get rid of this tax disc because there’s no doubt it is a reminder in your windscreen.
“Also the other effect that people also underestimated, if a car was on the road and it had a tax disc that was six months out of date, people walking past would notice it.
“So if it was a neighbour it would be pretty embarrassing to have a car there.
“People would report them to DVLA or report it to the police saying I think this car might be dumped because its tax is six months out of date.”
Motorists, though, can get a refund on their vehicle tax if they declare their car as off the road through a SORN.
Under the current government measures, only essential travel is permitted amid the coronavirus lockdown.
A DVLA spokesperson said: “You can tax a vehicle online as normal at www.gov.uk/vehicle-tax, or call 0300 1234 321 or at the Post Office.
“Vehicles can also be registered as off the road (SORN) as normal.
“When you register a vehicle as SORN, you will get a refund for any full months of remaining tax.”
Published at Fri, 10 Apr 2020 19:30:00 +0000