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

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Found 22nd Oct 2012
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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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.

You and the buyer will end up paying for the same months road fund licence.

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lumoruk

Bit of a chump to claim refund on your car tax lol how much was it for … 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?

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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

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lumoruk

Bit of a chump to claim refund on your car tax lol how much was it for … 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!

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.

Original Poster

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?

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burstlikeabubble

Why am i a chump?anyway did u declare the care sorn online?if its done … 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!

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maccamuz

so you bought a years tax disc a month ago. paid over 130 quid for it. … 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 … 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!

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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" 22nd Oct 2012

Original Poster

maccamuz



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....

Original Poster

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" 22nd Oct 2012

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Inactive

You and the buyer will end up paying for the same months road fund … 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.

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maccamuz

so you bought a years tax disc a month ago. paid over 130 quid for it. … 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

maccamuz

My insurance ran out so i have changed it to another car i have.I … 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!



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

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maccamuz

obviously your just so wrapped up in your own bubble that you didnt even … 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.

lumoruk

I asked straight away how much the car was worth. Either way it's best … 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.

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burstlikeabubble

Why am i a chump?My insurance ran out so i have changed it to another car … 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?

Well done OP, you've done the unthinkable and created a post wherein I actually agree with Lumor X)

Original Poster

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.

Original Poster

I can always tell em it's sold haha.

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burstlikeabubble

If the prospective buyer wanted to test drive it they couldn't anyway as … 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.

Who cares if it has no tax, just drive it about, no one is going to care for a few weeks.

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aircanman

Who cares if it has no tax, just drive it about, no one is going to care … Who cares if it has no tax, just drive it about, no one is going to care for a few weeks.


no-one cares until you go past an ANC camera / cop car

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csiman

no-one cares until you go past an ANC camera / cop car



ANPR cameras are only located on major trunk roads. Couple renting next door would only tax their cars 6 months of the year.

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lumoruk

ANPR cameras are only located on major trunk roads. Couple renting next … ANPR cameras are only located on major trunk roads. Couple renting next door would only tax their cars 6 months of the year.


every police car is getting one fitted now though (not that you ever see one these days)

LOL at ANC

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csiman

LOL at ANC



yes, I had to google that! I thought it was ANPR, then thought no wait he might know better than me.

I think it's only traffic that have them fitted so far, I wouldn't think they would put them in panda cars as they aren't all trained emergency response? What you heard

Edited by: "lumoruk" 23rd Oct 2012

Original Poster

Car was sold.

Got through to DVLA in the end and they said it wasn't a problem and that the new buyer would be able to put tax on it.

Regarding my refund of tax they said i will still receive the refund to my address but that there may be a problem in issuing the refund straight away. If this was the case they said i would receive a letter stating this. I would then have to send them a letter saying that the new keeper had taxed the car and then the refund on my returned tax disc would go ahead.

Yes a car with tax will obviously sell quicker than a car without but in my case it sold when i took the tax off and reduced the price accordingly so go figure!
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