From the 1 October 2014, the tax disc is being abolished.
How does this make things easier for you?
From 1 October 2014, you’ll still need to tax your vehicle but there’ll be no longer a need for you to display a tax disc on your vehicle.
The police and other enforcement authorities use our electronic vehicle register to check if a vehicle is taxed – they no longer need to rely on checking the physical disc in the windscreen.
Don’t worry, you’ll still be sent a vehicle tax reminder through the post to tax online, by phone or at a Post office branch.
You’ll be able to check if a vehicle is taxed using DVLA’s free online vehicle enquiry service on GOV.UK
If you are the registered keeper of a vehicle and you sell or transfer it to the motor trade, tell us straight away and we will automatically refund you with any full month’s tax left. So no more refund forms to be filled in and sent by post to DVLA.
If you buy a used vehicle after 1 October, you’ll need to tax it before you can use it. We’ve made this easier as you can now use the new keeper supplement of the vehicle registrations certificate or logbook.
This can be done 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, online or by phone or alternatively, you can tax at a Post Office branch that deals with vehicle tax.
If you don’t have the logbook you can still go to the post office branch, who can help you apply for a logbook at the same time you tax your vehicle.
You’ll also have the option to use our new direct debit service for tax which starts from 1 November 2014.
For more information on the changes visit: www.gov.uk/dvla/nomoretaxdisc