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    Car tax with no registration document

    Hello, I bought a car in January from a man that was emigrating to Australia a few days after I had purchased it. He gave me the new keeper's details slip and said he would send the rest off - I used the slip to purchase road tax for 6 months. I waited about 2 months for my new log book to turn up but it didn't, so I called the DVLA and they said that they had only just received the paperwork from him and they would sort it out. Time has passed quite quickly and my road tax is due at the end of this month, however, I can't find the new log book anywhere, and to be honest, I don't actually recall receiving it through the post. I also haven't been sent a reminder letter from the DVLA saying my road tax is due for renewal at the end of this month. Obviously, I will need to chase them up about it, but in the meantime, will I be able to use the new keeper's details slip again (at a post office) to purchase my road tax, as because I don't have the new log book, I don't even have the reference number that I would need to purchase it on-line? Thank you.

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    To tax it online you only need the DVLA reminder, the relevant reference number should be on the letter.

    I was in similar situation in 2007 and had to go to DVLA office in person to get road tax disc. They sent another request for log book from there as well.

    No. It is only valid for up to 60 days. You will need to get onto DVLA pronto. It sounds like they never processed the paperwork. My worry is them being slow to sort it will leave you with an untaxed car.

    I would probably apply for a new V5 using V62 form and pay the £25 and claim it back if they admit their mistake.

    You don't need it anymore at the post office. Just take the reminder and they scan it and it tells them if you're taxed, insured etc. I took all my docs last month and the woman at the counter said you don't need to bring them anymore.

    Not sure why you are being advised to take your reminder when you put that you haven't had a reminder.

    bigtimthecrispman

    Not sure why you are being advised to take your reminder when you put … Not sure why you are being advised to take your reminder when you put that you haven't had a reminder.

    Was wondering that myself

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    GAVINLEWISHUKD

    No. It is only valid for up to 60 days. You will need to get onto DVLA … No. It is only valid for up to 60 days. You will need to get onto DVLA pronto. It sounds like they never processed the paperwork. My worry is them being slow to sort it will leave you with an untaxed car. I would probably apply for a new V5 using V62 form and pay the £25 and claim it back if they admit their mistake.



    Just called the DVLA only to be told that they have not updated the car details in my name. I was told to take my V5C/2 to the post office and fill out the V62 - as long as the V5C/2 goes back as well, the post office will not charge me the £25 fee. I mentioned that the V5C/2 was dated 5/1/14 and that I used it on that day to get my previous tax and that it has the post office stamp already on it, but the woman said that it did not matter as I can use it again - just hope she is right and the post office don't try to make me pay out £25! Thank you for the advice anyway.

    Sophiasky

    Just called the DVLA only to be told that they have not updated the car … Just called the DVLA only to be told that they have not updated the car details in my name. I was told to take my V5C/2 to the post office and fill out the V62 - as long as the V5C/2 goes back as well, the post office will not charge me the £25 fee. I mentioned that the V5C/2 was dated 5/1/14 and that I used it on that day to get my previous tax and that it has the post office stamp already on it, but the woman said that it did not matter as I can use it again - just hope she is right and the post office don't try to make me pay out £25! Thank you for the advice anyway.



    Hope you get it sorted. They should not advise you use the V5C/2 otherwise what is the point in registering the car if you can tax it! It sounds like the have admitted their mistake and should have noted on their system that your application be fee free.

    Keep us updated on how you get on.

    Misread, thought it said you HAD the reminder. Night-shift eyes....

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    Managed to pick up the road tax using the new keeper's details again and after filling out the V62 - there is actually a box that you can tick stating that you are returning the V5C/2 with the V62, so that you don't have to pay a £25 fee. Thank you all for the advice.

    Just be warned they like to stick a van out side to catch people driving to the office

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    zimboy69

    Just be warned they like to stick a van out side to catch people driving … Just be warned they like to stick a van out side to catch people driving to the office



    I actually bought my road tax yesterday, so no problem there.
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