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HELP. Sent car tax disc back to DVLA for refund but need to tax car?

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Hi i have sent the car tax disc back to DVLA on saturday for a refund but might have someone buying it who will need to tax it ASAP. Can the buyer simply purchase additional tax whilst i still get a refund on mine or is it more tricky than that?

Just thought i'd ask on here as i know DVLA are a nightmare to get through to on the phone and usually not very helpful!

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    lumoruk
    Bit of a chump to claim refund on your car tax lol how much was it for and how much was the car worth?

    p.s. should be fine, very annoying for your buyer though.
    Inactive
    You and the buyer will end up paying for the same months road fund licence.
    maccamuz
    lumoruk
    Bit of a chump to claim refund on your car tax lol how much was it for and how much was the car worth?

    p.s. should be fine, very annoying for your buyer though.


    sounds like lumoruk is in the wrong website.
    What an idiot.
    you here to save money or what?
    maccamuz
    so you bought a years tax disc a month ago. paid over 130 quid for it. sold your car now. you wouldn't claim your refund for the unused 11 months

    chump
    burstlikeabubble
    lumoruk
    Bit of a chump to claim refund on your car tax lol how much was it for and how much was the car worth?

    p.s. should be fine, very annoying for your buyer though.


    Why am i a chump?

    My insurance ran out so i have changed it to another car i have.
    I decided to cash in the tax and SORN this other car at same time.
    Had the car advertised for a while so wasn't expecting it to sell so quickly after sending tax back!
    DDTTAA
    new buyer will have to take the v5c2 to a dvla office and will be issued a temporary tax disc until the DVLA change the registered owners details. will cost £7

    .......at least this is what i had to do when some scrote nicked the tax disc off my bike a week after i bought it.
    burstlikeabubble
    If it's going to be hassle for us i will probably tell her not to bother buying it to be honest but just wanted to know what i am up against or if anyone on here has any previous experience of something similar?
    maccamuz
    burstlikeabubble
    lumoruk
    Bit of a chump to claim refund on your car tax lol how much was it for and how much was the car worth?

    p.s. should be fine, very annoying for your buyer though.


    Why am i a chump?

    anyway did u declare the care sorn online?
    if its done electronically, dvla should know your situation immediately and cancel the refund and re instate the tax

    your not he is,

    My insurance ran out so i have changed it to another car i have.
    I decided to cash in the tax and SORN this other car at same time.
    Had the car advertised for a while so wasn't expecting it to sell so quickly after sending tax back!
    lumoruk
    maccamuz
    so you bought a years tax disc a month ago. paid over 130 quid for it. sold your car now. you wouldn't claim your refund for the unused 11 months

    chump


    Obviously don't buy/sell a lot of cars. Unless the car is a **** brick, you sell the car with so many months remaining and so many months left on MOT it's seen as a great asset when selling a car. I wouldn't buy a car that didn't have Tax. It's more hassle than it's worth.

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    maccamuz
    My insurance ran out so i have changed it to another car i have.
    I decided to cash in the tax and SORN this other car at same time.
    Had the car advertised for a while so wasn't expecting it to sell so quickly after sending tax back!
    "

    so now you've explained it better but messed up the quotes in the mean time.

    For future reference it's best to sell the car with Tax on, as I found out sending a £400 Golf 1.4 off to the scrap yard who are giving me £135 for it. Tax, insurance and MOT would be more than the car is worth. So off it goes.


    Edited By: lumoruk on Oct 22, 2012 13:20
    burstlikeabubble
    maccamuz
    burstlikeabubble
    lumoruk
    Bit of a chump to claim refund on your car tax lol how much was it for and how much was the car worth?

    p.s. should be fine, very annoying for your buyer though.


    Why am i a chump?

    anyway did u declare the care sorn online?
    if its done electronically, dvla should know your situation immediately and cancel the refund and re instate the tax

    your not he is,

    My insurance ran out so i have changed it to another car i have.
    I decided to cash in the tax and SORN this other car at same time.
    Had the car advertised for a while so wasn't expecting it to sell so quickly after sending tax back!


    No there was an extra box to tick on the tax refund form to SORN it at the same time so i ticked that.

    Is it worth ringing DVLA? Can't imagine they would be all that helpful....
    burstlikeabubble
    The car is worth £500 so that's why I cashed the tax in. There has been very little genuine interest so far so I thought i might as well cash the tax in and let it sit on the drive (it's got new MOT on it) and if someone wanted to buy it and then tax it they could do so once it's insured. Not rocket science.

    Edited By: burstlikeabubble on Oct 22, 2012 13:19
    burstlikeabubble
    Inactive
    You and the buyer will end up paying for the same months road fund licence.


    So like £17 or so yeah? Well that's okay, she only wants to drive it round for a few weeks til she gets her new car.
    maccamuz
    lumoruk
    maccamuz
    so you bought a years tax disc a month ago. paid over 130 quid for it. sold your car now. you wouldn't claim your refund for the unused 11 months

    chump


    Obviously don't buy/sell a lot of cars. Unless the car is a **** brick, you sell the car with so many months remaining and so many months left on MOT it's seen as a great asset when selling a car. I wouldn't buy a car that didn't have Tax. It's more hassle than it's worth.

    edit: "
    maccamuz
    My insurance ran out so i have changed it to another car i have.
    I decided to cash in the tax and SORN this other car at same time.
    Had the car advertised for a while so wasn't expecting it to sell so quickly after sending tax back!
    "

    so now you've explained it better but messed up the quotes in the mean time.

    For future reference it's best to sell the car with Tax on, as I found out sending a £400 Golf 1.4 off to the scrap yard who are giving me £135 for it. Tax, insurance and MOT would be more than the car is worth. So off it goes.



    obviously your just so wrapped up in your own bubble that you didnt even consider his personal circumstances and just assumed figures and car valuations from your own head
    lumoruk
    maccamuz
    obviously your just so wrapped up in your own bubble that you didnt even consider his personal circumstances and just assumed figures and car valuations from your own head


    I asked straight away how much the car was worth. Either way it's best not to **** 97% of your market off by selling a car without tax.
    miikeyblue
    lumoruk
    maccamuz
    obviously your just so wrapped up in your own bubble that you didnt even consider his personal circumstances and just assumed figures and car valuations from your own head


    I asked straight away how much the car was worth. Either way it's best not to **** 97% of your market off by selling a car without tax.


    I'd buy a car without tax. It really is no big deal.
    csiman
    burstlikeabubble
    lumoruk
    Bit of a chump to claim refund on your car tax lol how much was it for and how much was the car worth?

    p.s. should be fine, very annoying for your buyer though.


    Why am i a chump?

    My insurance ran out so i have changed it to another car i have.
    I decided to cash in the tax and SORN this other car at same time.
    Had the car advertised for a while so wasn't expecting it to sell so quickly after sending tax back!

    how is any prospective buyer going to test drive the car with no tax?
    Shengis
    Well done OP, you've done the unthinkable and created a post wherein I actually agree with Lumor X)
    burstlikeabubble
    If the prospective buyer wanted to test drive it they couldn't anyway as wouldn't be insured as i have insured my other car so whether it had tax or not they would still need their own insurance sorted to legally test drive it.

    Believe me i've thought about all of this, the only thing i wasn't prepared for was someone wanting to buy it so soon after sending the tax disc off! D'oh.
    burstlikeabubble
    I can always tell em it's sold haha.
    csiman
    burstlikeabubble
    If the prospective buyer wanted to test drive it they couldn't anyway as wouldn't be insured as i have insured my other car so whether it had tax or not they would still need their own insurance sorted to legally test drive it.

    Believe me i've thought about all of this, the only thing i wasn't prepared for was someone wanting to buy it so soon after sending the tax disc off! D'oh.

    most sensible people arrange 24 hour cover when test driving a car for insurance if they dont have third party cover under their own insurance (most will have already). No tax means they cant even do that. You have seriously lowered your chances of selling it and certainly worth less now than any tax saving you may have made. hence why its always best to keep the tax on a car when selling it.

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