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how many days early can you tax a car

spontaneousspontaneous

just wondering how many days if any you can tax a car. as i would like to tax it now but its only 6 days untill august

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    bluebindy123
    Yes you can do it now, as soon as you get your reminder I think.
    shopstilldrops
    Yes you can do it now , i think 14 days before its due , just dont put it on car until 1st of August .
    DragonChris
    I thought it was up to 30 days in advance..?
    spontaneous
    so you cant tax it today for next month and drive it a few days early
    shopstilldrops
    spontaneous
    so you cant tax it today for next month and drive it a few days early



    No you have to leave the current tax on until it runs out and then swap on 1st of the month when the tax is valid from .
    If the car is not taxed now then you cannot drive it /display your new disc until the 1st of Aug .
    CoffeeMaker
    I hate to do this, but just copy the title of your thread into Google and you have your answer.
    csiman
    spontaneous
    so you cant tax it today for next month and drive it a few days early

    lol - we'd all be doing that if you could get free tax

    you need to backdate it to the 1st July or wait 6 days before driving (penalty if caught is up to £1000 fine and they can crush your car)
    csiman
    CoffeeMaker
    I hate to do this, but just copy the title of your thread into Google and you have your answer.

    but that would involve some effort by the OP! oO
    birdyboyuk
    HUKD is the new Google! :D
    flyingflea
    You can renew your tax up to two calendar months in advance in person or by post at a Post Office branch that deals with advance applications or a Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) local office.
    DragonChris
    Apparently:


    If your vehicle is taxed
    You can apply from the 5th day of the month in which your current tax
    disc runs out. Your new tax disc will come into force on the first day of
    the next month and you should not display it on your vehicle until then.
    If you are going to be abroad when your current tax disc runs out, you can
    make your application up to two calendar months before your current tax
    disc runs out. If you apply by post, you must send a letter explaining why
    you are applying early.

    If your vehicle is not taxed or has a SORN
    If you apply in the last two working days of a month, the tax disc can start
    on the first day of the next month. If you apply before then, your tax disc will
    be backdated to the start of the current month. (Saturday is classed as a
    working day at Post Office® branches.)


    Whoops. I personally put my tax disc in as soon as I get it.
    bluebindy123
    DragonChris
    Apparently:


    If your vehicle is taxed
    You can apply from the 5th day of the month in which your current tax
    disc runs out. Your new tax disc will come into force on the first day of
    the next month and you should not display it on your vehicle until then.
    If you are going to be abroad when your current tax disc runs out, you can
    make your application up to two calendar months before your current tax
    disc runs out. If you apply by post, you must send a letter explaining why
    you are applying early.

    If your vehicle is not taxed or has a SORN
    If you apply in the last two working days of a month, the tax disc can start
    on the first day of the next month. If you apply before then, your tax disc will
    be backdated to the start of the current month. (Saturday is classed as a
    working day at Post Office® branches.)


    Whoops. I personally put my tax disc in as soon as I get it.


    Glad I aren't the only one who puts it as soon as I get it.
    DragonChris
    ^ Looks like I'll have to hold off in future, grr.

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