Can you tax a car for just one month?

Can you tax a car for just one month?

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anonymous-user

Original Poster:

39 months

Tuesday 15th December 2015
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My car has been SORN and in storage for the last few months, I have s perspective buyer coming to look at this weekend and I need to move the car out of storage back home for him to view it. As I am planning to sell the car I don't really want to Tax it for 6 months and go through the hassle of getting it all back from the DVLA. Does anyone know if it is possible to buy just one months road tax?

RicksAlfas

12,642 posts

229 months

Tuesday 15th December 2015
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It's irrelevant as you can't pass the tax along to the new owner anyway.
Tax the car, then claim it back when you sell it.

anonymous-user

Original Poster:

39 months

Tuesday 15th December 2015
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I only ask as the last time I attempt to claim tax from the DVLA I didn't get anywhere with and ended up dropping it after a good 3 months chase!

redddraggon

268 posts

114 months

Tuesday 15th December 2015
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Monthly Direct Debit and cancel it after 1 month.

lostkiwi

4,584 posts

109 months

Tuesday 15th December 2015
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redddraggon said:
Monthly Direct Debit and cancel it after 1 month.
^^^This^^^

anonymous-user

Original Poster:

39 months

Tuesday 15th December 2015
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yea I knew that was an option, I was just checking to see if it could be done.
Shame really you can't buy short terms of road tax for the odd occasion it could be useful to by say a weeks worth every now and again when it comes to have multiple cars.
Thanks for the help folks!

Mandat

3,656 posts

223 months

Wednesday 18th March 2020
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redddraggon said:
Monthly Direct Debit and cancel it before the month ends.
FTFY.

survivalist

5,148 posts

175 months

Thursday 19th March 2020
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Had no issues with getting a refund with DVLA, just sign up for 12 months and then cancel online before the end of the month. Only downside is that you then have to pay in a cheque. But that can be done via most banking apps now. Cheaper than DD option.

fausTVR

1,442 posts

135 months

Thursday 19th March 2020
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survivalist said:
Had no issues with getting a refund with DVLA, just sign up for 12 months and then cancel online before the end of the month. Only downside is that you then have to pay in a cheque. But that can be done via most banking apps now. Cheaper than DD option.
What he said.