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stealthgrow

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150 posts

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my car has 11 months mot but i cant find the mot certificate do you still need it nowadays to get tax being as its all on computer?

2 sMoKiN bArReLs

17,775 posts

121 months

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Not if you do it online. (dunno aboot post offices)

dougc

8,236 posts

151 months

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If you use the online method then it checks insurance and MOT databases electronically.

SClarke

546 posts

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You can get a duplicate for a tenner at any MOT station if nec.

stealthgrow

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it will be at the post office, apparently if i do it online i cant drive the car untill the disc arrives.
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rottie102

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If you have it it shouldn't be a problem either online or at the post office.
All they need is your V5. The rest is in a database.

DennisTheMenace

15,580 posts

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stealthgrow said:
it will be at the post office, apparently if i do it online i cant drive the car untill the disc arrives.
Last few years ive done my tax online and driven the car whilst waiting for the disc , Anpr will show the car as taxed and tested when you have got a disc online.

dougc

8,236 posts

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DennisTheMenace said:
stealthgrow said:
it will be at the post office, apparently if i do it online i cant drive the car untill the disc arrives.
Last few years ive done my tax online and driven the car whilst waiting for the disc , Anpr will show the car as taxed and tested when you have got a disc online.
Don't forget though that it is still an offence to not display a valid disc, even if you have one.

missdiane

13,954 posts

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So your dilemma is, not get tax until you find it, or get tax online and drive round with tax but not displayed.
I vote for second option, you are half legal smile

2 sMoKiN bArReLs

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dougc said:
DennisTheMenace said:
stealthgrow said:
it will be at the post office, apparently if i do it online i cant drive the car untill the disc arrives.
Last few years ive done my tax online and driven the car whilst waiting for the disc , Anpr will show the car as taxed and tested when you have got a disc online.
Don't forget though that it is still an offence to not display a valid disc, even if you have one.
Tis true, tis also illegal not to practice archery on a sunday. Never heard of anyone getting done for either biggrin

stealthgrow

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150 posts

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DennisTheMenace said:
stealthgrow said:
it will be at the post office, apparently if i do it online i cant drive the car untill the disc arrives.
Last few years ive done my tax online and driven the car whilst waiting for the disc , Anpr will show the car as taxed and tested when you have got a disc online.
thats what i would have thought aswell can anyone confirm if you buy it online i can drive the car?

SS2.

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dougc said:
Don't forget though that it is still an offence to not display a valid disc, even if you have one.
AIUI, there is now a period of 5 days grace where a vehicle does not have to display a disc when tax has been purchased online. But for this grace period to apply, the new tax is required to have been purchased before the old tax has expired.

eliot

5,995 posts

140 months

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dougc said:
DennisTheMenace said:
stealthgrow said:
it will be at the post office, apparently if i do it online i cant drive the car untill the disc arrives.
Last few years ive done my tax online and driven the car whilst waiting for the disc , Anpr will show the car as taxed and tested when you have got a disc online.
Don't forget though that it is still an offence to not display a valid disc, even if you have one.
Not if you do it online its not (any longer). You have ~5 days grace if you have purchased it online. DVLA site states you must show the old one still. I think you need of applied for it 10-15 days in advance though.

dougc

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2 sMoKiN bArReLs said:
dougc said:
DennisTheMenace said:
stealthgrow said:
it will be at the post office, apparently if i do it online i cant drive the car untill the disc arrives.
Last few years ive done my tax online and driven the car whilst waiting for the disc , Anpr will show the car as taxed and tested when you have got a disc online.
Don't forget though that it is still an offence to not display a valid disc, even if you have one.
Tis true, tis also illegal not to practice archery on a sunday. Never heard of anyone getting done for either biggrin
Me either but you might get a BiB having a bad day.

I'm off to practice archery just in case...

stealthgrow

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it ran out yestaday so i am already a day late.

DennisTheMenace

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just get it online , if they vehicle check it will show , and ive never had any bother , plus the disc arrives in around 2 days .

Edited by DennisTheMenace on Sunday 1st February 22:15

SS2.

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DennisTheMenace said:
just get it online , if they vehicle check it will show , and ive never had any bother , plus the disc arrives in around 2 dasy .
Gets my vote also..;)

Kinky

34,464 posts

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There's some really confusing and conflicting info out there.

The situation as I understand it is as follows ....

1: It is an offence not to display a current valid disc.
2: There is no grace period from expiry
3: According to the DVLA (radio ads and website), as soon as you buy online, then you're 'covered' .... but this conflicts with the law (as per item #1 above).

So as I understand it, 1 and 3 contradict each other.

Is anyone qualified to confirm one way of the other?

K

stealthgrow

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i think it would be harsh to do anything to me not displaying if i got it online and also its only 1 day late.

Edited by stealthgrow on Sunday 1st February 22:19


Edited by stealthgrow on Sunday 1st February 22:19

SClarke

546 posts

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From bitter experience you will be done if you are caught with no tax disc displayed, even if you have purchased it. I was done by a tax discs camera because the tax was lying on the dash and not displayed properly where they could see it. It was fully paid up and valid but not visible.
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