insurance certificate for tax?

19 replies
Found 16th Oct 2008
Hi i was wondering if most post offices would accept a print of insurance certificate so i can tax my car?i just called my local garage and they said they wouldnt accept print offs

what do you guys rekon?thanks

18 Comments

I would have thought no, 'cos people could easily doctor it with photo editing stuff.

Some will some wont, it depends on the staff, they shouldnt really but if you print in full colour on high quality paper they probably wont notice.

renew it online then it's obviously not required

Original Poster

The Fox;3213913

renew it online then it's obviously not required



i thought by law i have to display the tax disk

He means an actual insurance certificate isnt required to buy car tax online, you input your policy number instead.:)

renew it online with your reference code for tax reminder and voila

Original Poster

your correct but in order to drive my car i will need to display the tax disk

no i didnt display mine for about a week
you can still drive
the police will have all records so it wil be shown u have paid tax

Original Poster

jasonrat;3214005

renew it online with your reference code for tax reminder and voila



didnt get a tax reminder,only bought the car last night

cant tax online then, the disc gets sent to the current registered owner which will be whoever had it before, takes a couple of weesk to be updated on the system.

When I renewed my tax on-line I did a print off at the end of the confirmation and put it in my car window so any eager traffic wardens (have been told off by them b4) or police could see it was on it's way.

speak to the guy u bought the car off he should have the number

that should be the quickest solution

maybe not

are the registered keeper of the vehicle and your name, address and any vehicle changes are updated at the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency

Original Poster

they would of only sent the log book of today as i bought it last night

strobez1977;3214200

they would of only sent the log book of today as i bought it last night



You have to go into the Post Office to buy tax or get the previous owner to tax it for you. Taxing online will be sent to wring address, I think it says on the site somewhere, I asked the previous owner to tax it for me before I drove the car home.

Banned

I taxed my car on monday using a print out, nothing was said...

Guess it depends on their mood

you can ask your insurance company to fax insurance to them

octobergirl;3214630

you can ask your insurance company to fax insurance to them



Thy arent supposed to accept a fax either, you have nothing to lose in taking the print out and trying it, just hand it over and if they query it act dumb and say you didnt realise you couldnt. then try a different post office!:whistling:

Well my original policy is a laser print out from Elephant, so I would try it :thumbsup:

I know some companies use special watermarked paper though so it's 50/50.
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