Important changes to vehicle tax that you must be aware of

The government has announced important changes to your road tax that will affect every driver in the United Kingdom.

The government has announced that the tax disc is being abolished, but you will still be required to tax your car.

In order the drive or keep your vehicle on the road you will be required to purchase road tax, but you wont have a tax disc.

The DVLA will still send you a renewal reminder when your vehicle tax is due to expire, which applies to all vehicles even those that are exempt from vehicle tax.

If you are purchasing a vehicle from the 1st October 2014, the tax will no longer be transferred from with the ownership of the vehicle.

You will be required to take out a new vehicle tax, using the New Keeper Supplement as part of the Vehicle registration certificate.

If you are selling your car from the 1st October 2014, you will be required to notify the DVLA and you will automatically receive a refund for any full calender months which are left on the vehicle tax, The new owner will be required to tax the vehicle themselves which can no longer be transferred from vehicle to vehicle.