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Frankeh

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12,558 posts

71 months

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Just remembered that I should probably check to see when my car tax runs out of date and only just realised it expired 30th of november!

I forgot to change the address of my car so hadn't got any reminders or anything :/

How much st am I in? Can I just back pay the car tax?

Edited by Kinky on Wednesday 16th March 02:45

CanadianScot

1,916 posts

52 months

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Just renew it I'd imagine.

simoid

12,941 posts

44 months

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Frankeh said:
Just remembered that I should probably check to see when my car tax runs out of date and only just realised it expired 30th of november!

I forgot to change the address of my car so hadn't got any reminders or anything :/

How much st am I in? Can I just back pay the car tax?
Get this thread deleted then forge a tax disc: if they've not noticed now they never will.

/humurously criminal mode

Edited by Kinky on Wednesday 16th March 02:46

Swoxy

2,506 posts

96 months

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You circumvented the swear fitler, congratulations!

maser_spyder

6,111 posts

68 months

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You'll get away with a month 'gap', no problem. After two months, it depends how efficient they're being, but you're in 'fine' territory, three full months, you have some explaining to do!

I did exactly the same a few years ago (I'm generally out of the country in the winter, and used to be very disorganised!), went to the local dvla office, bought a new tax disc, they worked out the back dated tax to pay on top, and that was the last I heard of it. I doubt you can do this at the post office though. And they might be stricter now.

Worth a try though?

Do you have a dvla office nearby?
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maser_spyder

6,111 posts

68 months

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A list of dvla offices you could go and beg at. smile


http://www.dft.gov.uk/dvla/contactus/localoffices/...

Kinky

34,470 posts

155 months

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Swoxy said:
You circumvented the swear fitler, congratulations!
And should go straight to ban; do not pass go.

scratchchin

Dwight VanDriver

6,583 posts

130 months

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Whale Oil - Beef Hooked.........or you could be.

>>I forgot to change the address of my car so hadn't got any reminders or anything :/<<<<

If a Licence is not renewed DVLA wait a month then run a computor check on vehicles not licensed or Sorned. Those that come up they send out an £80 fine.

But in this case they only have an old address so a nasty letter could be lying on the mat somewhere for you. You will be on their record for this so trouble when you renew the Licence.

dvd


The Black Flash

5,706 posts

84 months

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Did this years ago, and despite getting a back-dated disc as soon as I realised, they still stung me for 100 quid on top.
Nice of them, I thought.

ewenm

27,006 posts

131 months

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Isn't it also up to £1000 fine for not telling them your new address?

Sounds like it's time for a humble, apologetic phone call/visit to a DVLA office.

Frankeh

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12,558 posts

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DVLA office it is then.
I'm going to go the truth route unless anyone objects.

It's a bugger too because my car was taxed for 7 months while I wasn't using it.. It just sat there parked.

wolf1

2,637 posts

136 months

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Frankeh said:
DVLA office it is then.
I'm going to go the truth route unless anyone objects.

It's a bugger too because my car was taxed for 7 months while I wasn't using it.. It just sat there parked.
Pray you don't get an over officious clerk then or it'll be a nice fine to go with your tax disc. Just pop down the post office and tax it (it's been sat in the garage since November wink )

maser_spyder

6,111 posts

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wolf1 said:
Frankeh said:
DVLA office it is then.
I'm going to go the truth route unless anyone objects.

It's a bugger too because my car was taxed for 7 months while I wasn't using it.. It just sat there parked.
Pray you don't get an over officious clerk then or it'll be a nice fine to go with your tax disc. Just pop down the post office and tax it (it's been sat in the garage since November wink )
The last time I went to the DVLA office, I made sure I arrived five minutes before closing. I was changing to a private plate, but the retention certificate had expired four days prior.... I blustered, the chap was incredibly nice and helpful, and ignored the fact he shouldn't have done it without a fight (he just wanted to go home!). Printed me a new MOT, tax disc, and was on my way in less than five minutes, very efficient.

Frankeh

Original Poster:

12,558 posts

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wolf1 said:
Pray you don't get an over officious clerk then or it'll be a nice fine to go with your tax disc. Just pop down the post office and tax it (it's been sat in the garage since November wink )
I think I'll pop into the post office, tax it, change the address of my car, THEN go to the DVLA and ask about the 3 months it wasn't taxed.

rumpelstiltskin

2,710 posts

145 months

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Swoxy said:
You circumvented the swear fitler, congratulations!
Swear fitler,sounds like Adolf's tourettes afflicted cousin.

paulm1979

7 posts

50 months

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I've just done the same thing. I noticed my tax was out of date by about 6 weeks, and having forgotten to inform the DVLA about changing addresses I've managed to avoid any reminders.

I ordered a new disc online as soon as I got home yesterday (I'll figure out the logistics of getting the disc later...), but when I woke up this morning there was a clamp on my car. Who on earth goes around clamping cars on a Sunday morning? There's going to be a load of long, very apologetic phonecalls tomorrow. Probably expensive ones too.

Man from UNCLE

3,762 posts

104 months

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Frankeh said:
I think I'll pop into the post office, tax it, change the address of my car, THEN go to the DVLA and ask about the 3 months it wasn't taxed.
Why ask them anything? Just tax it, If they want to fine you I'm sure they will contact you.

Variomatic

1,354 posts

47 months

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Write to them asking why you haven't heard anything back re the change of address and SORN notice you sent them 3 months ago and you've only just remembered because you're ready to put the car back on the road now smile

GC8

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76 months

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Thisd be my chosen route: although I wouldnt have posted on a forum first...

streaky

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paulm1979 said:
Who on earth goes around clamping cars on a Sunday morning?
You have to ask?

Streaky
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