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£20.00 less road tax to pay the DVLA if you keep your car off the road one night. (£190 is the best saving so far)

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FOR OUR TWO CARS IT WORKS OUT AT OVER A 5% SAVING AVERAGED OVER THE NEXT TWO YEARS - AND PROBABLY EACH YEAR AFTER HIGHEST SAVING POSTED IN THE THREAD IS £190 FOR ONE YEAR - IS YOURS MORE? My roa…
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8y, 1m agoPosted 8 years, 1 month ago
FOR OUR TWO CARS IT WORKS OUT AT OVER A 5% SAVING AVERAGED OVER THE NEXT TWO YEARS - AND PROBABLY EACH YEAR AFTER

HIGHEST SAVING POSTED IN THE THREAD IS £190 FOR ONE YEAR - IS YOURS MORE?

My road tax is due at the end of April and will cost £190 - it was £185 last year, and remains at £185 until March.

Next year it will cost me £205.

However, the dates of the increases are the start of April, so if I cash in my current tax on the last day of February, and fill in their online SORN appliction, then buy a new tax disk the following day - I will miss out on the £5 increase this year - and the £15 the following year.

I will only need to do this once to being my renewal date ahead of the tax increase date.

So as its likely to be increased every year on this date, its likely to continue making me a saving every year UNLESS they suddenly start to reduce the cost of road tax, and when this happens they will have launched the new service - where a flying pig pops round to collect your newly reduced tax directly from you at home.

The link to check what your savings will be will not take you to the DVLA - but to a site showing the car tax rates for each model - as they vary so presumably do the savings.

You will need to scroll the page in the link down until you see "Car tax search"

http://www.parkers.co.uk/cars/road-tax/
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#1
I'd have to drive mine into the front livingroom, so I'll have to pay the full amount :)
#2
So this is only any use if your tax renewal happens to be around April the 1st?
#3
yaaaawn
banned#4
dont understand the way to do it !!
#5
Not worth the effort
#6
Well, sure it'll help someone. Good idea.
#7
Benjimoron
So this is only any use if your tax renewal happens to be around April the 1st?


They send you a refund - so its viable for any time.

In the example above - they will send me back two months tax.

However, if you had only bought 6 months tax - which comes with a 10% surcharge in price - the savings would not be as high.

The bottom line is it pays to have your tax paid each year just before the increase - as from my example here - it will save me over 5% of the cost of my tax averaged over the two years.
#8
My tax disc runs out at the end of March but I'm not sure if I buy a new tax disc in March for the start of April whether I'll pay the new price or the old price..?
#9
Predikuesi;4188318
I'd have to drive mine into the front livingroom, so I'll have to pay the full amount :)


Me too, the TV will look good on the bonnet though...
#10
nice theory, but having experienced utter incompetence on the part of the DVLA in dealing with SORN requests twice in the past, I'd expect a 'failure to renew' fine in the post and a long fight to get out of the fine.

Twice I've taken different cars off the road and submitted all the correct forms in plenty of time and then refunded the remaining tax on the disc, twice I've been issued a fine and had a real fight to prove I did everything the right way.
#11
How do you cash in your tax disk? If you fill in the online sorn will you automatically get the refund? Didnt think they gave refunds!
#12
Hot!
if I can be bothered....
No one likes to pay more Tax
Can I cash in my old Disc at the Post Office?
#13
and how is this a "deal"? just asking because us mere mortals are constantly reminded by "solar flares" to limit contributions to deals as the hotukdeals title suggest?
#14
Im gutted,

My Audi was registered on the 1st of april 2001 [ or whatever date they are doing it from ] and will go up from £210 to £400!

Was thinking about doing this but totally forgot, so thanks for the reminder

Have some heat
#15
mikeyp
How do you cash in your tax disk? If you fill in the online sorn will you automatically get the refund? Didnt think they gave refunds!


yeah if you send in your tax disc to dvla they refund you the month thats left so to get all of feb back you would have to make sure it reaches them before the end of jan
#16
my car was registered on Jan 2001 ne nor ne nor neeeee nor!!

fixed £120 a year :D
#17
do you actually save anything or just delay paying the increase until the following march ?
#18
il have a look into this!
#19
bambu
yeah if you send in your tax disc to dvla they refund you the month thats left so to get all of feb back you would have to make sure it reaches them before the end of jan


tempted to do this as mine is due in April, but alot of fuss to save a few quid.

Take it I cant take this into post office for a refund as some1 else suggested?
#20
thatscheap
Im gutted,

My Audi was registered on the 1st of april 2001 [ or whatever date they are doing it from ] and will go up from £210 to £400!

Was thinking about doing this but totally forgot, so thanks for the reminder

Have some heat



What was the saving for the other year?
#21
mikeyp
tempted to do this as mine is due in April, but alot of fuss to save a few quid.

Take it I cant take this into post office for a refund as some1 else suggested?


no not as far as im aware, when i scrapped my poorly car it still had 2 months tax on,i had to send the tax disc away to DVLA and got the refund back in post, you get the form from the PO
#22
thatscheap
Im gutted,

My Audi was registered on the 1st of april 2001 [ or whatever date they are doing it from ] and will go up from £210 to £400!

Was thinking about doing this but totally forgot, so thanks for the reminder

Have some heat


Did they not postpone these massive hikes in the road tax? I've got a Galaxy and it was supposed to go up to £400 aswell, however I THINK they revised it.. Hopefully others might have more info on this.
#23
paul1063
do you actually save anything or just delay paying the increase until the following march ?


It just delays paying the increase, so not really a deal at all IMHO.
#24
paul1063
do you actually save anything or just delay paying the increase until the following march ?


By paying before the rise you will pay less in most cases each year, so you will pay the increase following year - but it will be less than you would have paid otherwise.

From the example given by "Lidl" - they he will save £190 by paying early. I will save £20 over the next two years.

It would be interesting to know if just buying an April tax before April would also make the saving.
#25
thatscheap;4188509
Im gutted,

My Audi was registered on the 1st of april 2001 [ or whatever date they are doing it from ] and will go up from £210 to £400!

Was thinking about doing this but totally forgot, so thanks for the reminder

Have some heat


Are you sure?
£400 for cars Over 225 – for cars registered on or after 23/03/06
http://www.direct.gov.uk/en/Motoring/OwningAVehicle/HowToTaxYourVehicle/DG_10012524
#26
LeeA
It just delays paying the increase, so not really a deal at all IMHO.


OK keeping it simple for you .

If you pay less each year for the rest of your life for something - its that paying less or not?

The increase is the following year - so you have delayed it - but you will save that increase until the following year.
#27
Ooohh maybe they have revised it since I last checked. Its an RS4 so 4 wheel drive, and over 225, so which does that mean it would be? still in the over 185 cat?
#28
thatscheap;4188861
Ooohh maybe they have revised it since I last checked. Its an RS4 so 4 wheel drive, and over 225, so which does that mean it would be? still in the over 185 cat?


There seems to be a new band G for cars 225 and over, and registered ON or AFTER 23/03/06, my scooby 3L pollution making machine just squeezes in BEFORE... phew

So I think we still fall in band F cars above 185 @ £210

Hang on, registered, do they mean when it was FIRST registered, or when I registered it?
#29
This will cause you so much hassle you'll wish you'd never bothered. The DVLA will screw up. Plus I thought they were planning to tax SORNS as well in the near future.
#30
Waaaaaaahhhhhhhhhooooooooooooo:

K

201-225

£215

L

226-255

£405

M

Over 255

£405



Please note: All cars registered between March 2001 and March 2006 that produce more than 225g/km CO2, will temporarily join Band K in 2009 and 2010.
#31
However don't like the word temporarily!!!
#32
ibiza
OK keeping it simple for you .

If you pay less each year for the rest of your life for something - its that paying less or not?

The increase is the following year - so you have delayed it - but you will save that increase until the following year.


No need to keep it simple, it's not a deal in my opinion.
#33
thatscheap;4188965
Waaaaaaahhhhhhhhhooooooooooooo:

K

201-225

£215

L

226-255

£405

M

Over 255

£405



Please note: All cars registered between March 2001 and March 2006 that produce more than 225g/km CO2, will temporarily join Band K in 2009 and 2010.


When they say, REGISTERED, do they mean when the car was FIRST registered, or when I registered it?

You got a link for that cheap?
#34
sburley
This will cause you so much hassle you'll wish you'd never bothered. The DVLA will screw up. Plus I thought they were planning to tax SORNS as well in the near future.


Exactly, are you going to do this every time you change your car?
#35
I saw it on the homepage of AOL, just had a look and the link has gone, I think its only just been announced so so be easy to find info somewhere,
#36
Not A Deal!
#37
Trust the government to make it so chuffin' confusing! I bet they don't understand it!
#38
good idea to beat the system!
No use for me though £35 a year road tax and it wont be changing either :)
#39
OK, If anyone still cares, I think it's when the car was first registered, which would be 2005. So might just get away with £210 and not the wallet stinging £400+
#40
M1,

It is the date of first registration, so if you are 2005, I think it will be still £210 or at worst £215 for you

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