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how many days early can you tax a car

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spontaneous3y, 7m agoPosted 3 years, 7 months ago
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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bluebindy123suspended#1
Yes you can do it now, as soon as you get your reminder I think.
shopstilldrops#2
Yes you can do it now , i think 14 days before its due , just dont put it on car until 1st of August .
DragonChris#3
I thought it was up to 30 days in advance..?
spontaneous#4
so you cant tax it today for next month and drive it a few days early
shopstilldrops#5
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 .
CoffeeMakerbanned 1 Like #6
I hate to do this, but just copy the title of your thread into Google and you have your answer.
csimanbanned#7
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)
csimanbanned#8
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#9
HUKD is the new Google! :D
flyingflea#10
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#11
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.
bluebindy123suspended#12
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#13
^ Looks like I'll have to hold off in future, grr.
binbon#14
You can tax a car on the 28th of the month before it starts so you don't loose a month, I've done it for years, have you never asked the post office cleRk? Example: I bought a car and it has no tax, it's mid July and I'm not loosing a month so 28th of July I tax it from august and it is done.
waggy69#15
im buying a car on the 29th when i buy the tax will it start for the 1st of the next month as i dont want to loose a month for 2days
miikeyblue#16
waggy69
im buying a car on the 29th when i buy the tax will it start for the 1st of the next month as i dont want to loose a month for 2days

Tax it on the 29th and you'll pay for the whole of October. You're best paying for it on 29th, picking it up on 1st November and taxing it from then.
dpbayly1#17
I sorn'ed my car on the 20th when I bought it as I didn't want to pay and back date the tax and line the governments pockets with my hard earned cash especially as they had this months tax that they wouldn't have refunded the previous owner when he gets his refund as it's not a complete month. Anyway I want to tax it and start driving it from the 1st of November and I want to take advantage of the direct debit system dose anyone know if I can go into the post office tomorrow (1 day early) and set up the tax and direct debit system I only have the new keeper green slip as the full log book hasn't come through yet. I tried taxing it online but the number on the green slip isn't working I wounder if it's because its halfway through the system of being changed over so the number is no longer any good.

Thanks Darren
miikeyblue#18
dpbayly1
I sorn'ed my car on the 20th when I bought it as I didn't want to pay and back date the tax and line the governments pockets with my hard earned cash especially as they had this months tax that they wouldn't have refunded the previous owner when he gets his refund as it's not a complete month. Anyway I want to tax it and start driving it from the 1st of November and I want to take advantage of the direct debit system dose anyone know if I can go into the post office tomorrow (1 day early) and set up the tax and direct debit system I only have the new keeper green slip as the full log book hasn't come through yet. I tried taxing it online but the number on the green slip isn't working I wounder if it's because its halfway through the system of being changed over so the number is no longer any good.

Thanks Darren

The number on the green slip should work fine. You can only tax it online if you're in the month you want tax to start, I tried the other day to set up direct debit from 1st November, but it would only let me start the tax from 1st October (if that makes sense...).
dpbayly1#19
miikeyblue
dpbayly1
I sorn'ed my car on the 20th when I bought it as I didn't want to pay and back date the tax and line the governments pockets with my hard earned cash especially as they had this months tax that they wouldn't have refunded the previous owner when he gets his refund as it's not a complete month. Anyway I want to tax it and start driving it from the 1st of November and I want to take advantage of the direct debit system dose anyone know if I can go into the post office tomorrow (1 day early) and set up the tax and direct debit system I only have the new keeper green slip as the full log book hasn't come through yet. I tried taxing it online but the number on the green slip isn't working I wounder if it's because its halfway through the system of being changed over so the number is no longer any good.

Thanks Darren

The number on the green slip should work fine. You can only tax it online if you're in the month you want tax to start, I tried the other day to set up direct debit from 1st November, but it would only let me start the tax from 1st October (if that makes sense...).

Thanks for the quick reply, i've just tried again to tax it online by typing in the 12 digit number and reg but it just says it cant find the details so can't process the taxing, I wounder if it's because I sorn it on the 20th (the day I bought it ) when I check the cars status online it confirms it's sorn so was hoping to set everything up for the beginning of November when it will come off sorn.
miikeyblue#20
dpbayly1
miikeyblue
dpbayly1
I sorn'ed my car on the 20th when I bought it as I didn't want to pay and back date the tax and line the governments pockets with my hard earned cash especially as they had this months tax that they wouldn't have refunded the previous owner when he gets his refund as it's not a complete month. Anyway I want to tax it and start driving it from the 1st of November and I want to take advantage of the direct debit system dose anyone know if I can go into the post office tomorrow (1 day early) and set up the tax and direct debit system I only have the new keeper green slip as the full log book hasn't come through yet. I tried taxing it online but the number on the green slip isn't working I wounder if it's because its halfway through the system of being changed over so the number is no longer any good.

Thanks Darren

The number on the green slip should work fine. You can only tax it online if you're in the month you want tax to start, I tried the other day to set up direct debit from 1st November, but it would only let me start the tax from 1st October (if that makes sense...).

Thanks for the quick reply, i've just tried again to tax it online by typing in the 12 digit number and reg but it just says it cant find the details so can't process the taxing, I wounder if it's because I sorn it on the 20th (the day I bought it ) when I check the cars status online it confirms it's sorn so was hoping to set everything up for the beginning of November when it will come off sorn.

Pop to the post office on Saturday morning, I'm sure they'll sort it for you - alternatively, give the DVLA a ring tomorrow to find out why it's not working.

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