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    Can anyone advise me please on car tax?

    I have just part exchanged my car today and took the tax disc out as there is still 7 months on it to run, the one I have bought came with no tax so I had to pay for that on top of the car price. I have just notticed a message on my answerphone from the car dealer asking me to return the tax disc from the car I traded in as it was sold with the car. The tax was never mentioned and it is not on any of the paperwork, does anyone know how I stand? I have always taken the old disc out for a refund when I have part exchanged before. Anyone any ideas please?

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    If it wasn't mentioned and wasn't on the paperwork you can just get a refund on your tax. Ring him back, tell him that it wasn't mentioned as part of the deal and therefore he can't have it. He's just trying it on and he'll send it off for a refund just like you will.

    I just part-exchanged my car and dealer made it clear from the beginning, that I am selling my car to him 'as seen' and that includes tax disc. Not that I bothered because it only had two weeks left.
    It was also mentioned in contract.

    Did your dealer mentioned that to you? Is there anything in paperwork, which says 'sold as seen' or 'tax disc is part of the offer'?

    Syzable

    If it wasn't mentioned and wasn't on the paperwork you can just get a … If it wasn't mentioned and wasn't on the paperwork you can just get a refund on your tax. Ring him back, tell him that it wasn't mentioned as part of the deal and therefore he can't have it. He's just trying it on and he'll send it off for a refund just like you will.


    Agreed :thumbsup:

    Original Poster

    Thanks, thats what I thought. I have been right through the paperwork and there is nothing there at all so I think I will just phone hime and say I have already posted it off.

    Banned

    Errr.. Never heard of a car dealer accepting a car without the tax disk. Given the new laws on Tax, the Dealer would be fined instantly for not having a tax disk even if its off the road.

    I am on the dealers side, when you sell a car the Tax Disk is always included.

    Au contraire, my OH just bought a new car last month and was told to take the tax disc from her traded in car to collect her own refund. This was from Scotland's biggest dealer.

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    Errr.. Never heard of a car dealer accepting a car without the tax disk. … Errr.. Never heard of a car dealer accepting a car without the tax disk. Given the new laws on Tax, the Dealer would be fined instantly for not having a tax disk even if its off the road.I am on the dealers side, when you sell a car the Tax Disk is always included.



    That rule doesn't apply to dealers as the cars are in a kind of holding position, how miny times do you find a used car from a dealer with tax? Very rarely because they claim it back from the DVLA. :thumbsup:

    I agree with this, when i bought my car in June from a dealer it had no tax on it. I also part exchanged my car with them and they actually told me to take my car tax off and send it off to get a refund!

    Original Poster

    The car I bought from them had no tax on it, I had to pay for that on top of the cost of the car. Dealers don't have any of the cars taxed.

    They just want to cash it in for themselves, cheeky blighter's. I would keep it infact i did with my last car too.

    Yep - misses was told by a salesman to take the tax disk out when she part ex'd her car or the dealership would snaffle it & claim the cash back.....

    Just tell them it wasn;t in the paperwork/agreement & you've already sent it off for a refund

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    Errr.. Never heard of a car dealer accepting a car without the tax disk. … Errr.. Never heard of a car dealer accepting a car without the tax disk. Given the new laws on Tax, the Dealer would be fined instantly for not having a tax disk even if its off the road.I am on the dealers side, when you sell a car the Tax Disk is always included.




    Most dealers have trade plates / Insurance that covers all their cars in their garages awaiting sale

    Any news on what the dealer said when you rang them goodersuk?

    Original Poster

    I haven't rang them! My husband thinks I should just leave it as it was never mentioned and as I have already sent it back to DVLC doesn't think there is a lot they can do!

    There is more to this than is mentioned here. For example if Joe Public takes his car off the road, possibly because it has failed its MOT problems can arise. Even if the car is on his own driveway it is allegedly now illegal to lapse the insurance unless the tax disc is returned to DVLA. The problem is that the government has changed the law from "Driving Without Insurance" to "Owning A Car Without Insurance" (unless it is on SORN) As to why anyone would lay-up a car in this way, its quite simple really, its the British weather and in winter it is far too cold to be messing with freezing cold metal. MOT repairs are a summer job unless one has a heated workshop.

    Presumably selling a car with a tax disc ready on it should only be done if the buyer can show that he has got valid insurance.

    It the old story, if they can't catch any criminals criminalise the people that they can catch. Hitler's Gestapo were amateurs compared to this lot!

    It's 5 years old. Tax is out of date now!

    Banned

    that remind me. I need to tax my DeLorean
    Edited by: "ewwaxo" 20th Mar 2013

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