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    Hi
    I was wondering if anyone knows that if I was to buy road tax on 28th March would I be able to get a road tax which expires in April or would it still be March?

    I hope that makes sense.

    Many thanks!

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    i belive it will be march

    You can buy road tax a few days before you want to to start so you can buy on the 28th to end april 2010.

    Buy it on the 28th March, but to start on 1st April, then it will finish end of March 2010.
    However, if you have it back-dated to March 09, it will run out Feb 2010.

    HTH.

    Original Poster

    Thanks for all the replies!

    Ginner;4753673

    You can buy road tax a few days before you want to to start so you can … You can buy road tax a few days before you want to to start so you can buy on the 28th to end april 2010.


    That is what I was hoping for but I couldnt find any link or information to say for sure this would happen or is it up to the discretion of the Post Office

    kyalion;4753682

    Buy it on the 28th March, but to start on 1st April, then it will finish … Buy it on the 28th March, but to start on 1st April, then it will finish end of March 2010.However, if you have it back-dated to March 09, it will run out Feb 2010.HTH.



    Yeah I want it to end in April 2010 but am not sure if I could do this or not!

    Sorry not very clear it would have to start in april Yes but you can buy it before april 1st and then it expires march 31st.

    Oh reminds me it's the wedding anniversary next week.:thumbsup:

    Original Poster

    oh ok so if I was to buy it know I would want it to end 31st March 2010 otherwise it would expire at the end of Feb if I brought it 2 weeks ago, say. Is that right?

    Depends when the current one expires, or whether the vehicle is subject to SORN (off road) at the moment.

    You can pick up leaflets at the post office regarding road tax.

    You will need to produce a current mot (if car is over 36 months of age), and a current certificate of insurance too. Although you can buy online now as mot's and insurance data are all held by big brother!

    Try here taxdisc.direct.gov.uk/Evl…jsp you can put in the reg' number and make of car and it will tell you when it's due, cost etc...

    Use the vehicle enquiry option on the left. :thumbsup:

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    Ginner;4753806

    Sorry not very clear it would have to start in april Yes but you can buy … Sorry not very clear it would have to start in april Yes but you can buy it before april 1st and then it expires march 31st.Oh reminds me it's the wedding anniversary next week.:thumbsup:



    Happy Anniversary :thumbsup:

    Jumpingphil;4753869

    It all depends on when your current tax runs out.I'm assuming you have a … It all depends on when your current tax runs out.I'm assuming you have a car at the moment. Is that right?If so, then you should have had a reminder telling you to renew your tax disc.This will state when it is valid from and to.I don't think you can just go into a post office and buy a tax disc without any other documents.



    Shambolic;4754072

    Depends when the current one expires, or whether the vehicle is subject … Depends when the current one expires, or whether the vehicle is subject to SORN (off road) at the moment.You can pick up leaflets at the post office regarding road tax.You will need to produce a current mot (if car is over 36 months of age), and a current certificate of insurance too. Although you can buy online now as mot's and insurance data are all held by big brother! Try here http://www.taxdisc.direct.gov.uk/EvlPortalApp/index.jsp you can put in the reg' number and make of car and it will tell you when it's due, cost etc...Use the vehicle enquiry option on the left. :thumbsup:



    The car is SORN and I have valid MOT and insurance just thought that if I brought the Tax now and it expires in Feb then I am losing out on nearly a month tax but if I can get it for expire 31st March 2010 then it would be better! I dont have a renewal form but I have asked and the PO said that I will need to bring registration documents with me!

    brillangel;4754324

    Happy Anniversary :thumbsup:The car is SORN and I have valid MOT and … Happy Anniversary :thumbsup:The car is SORN and I have valid MOT and insurance just thought that if I brought the Tax now and it expires in Feb then I am losing out on nearly a month tax but if I can get it for expire 31st March 2010 then it would be better! I dont have a renewal form but I have asked and the PO said that I will need to bring registration documents with me!



    You can print one off from the net, you will be better off taxing it from the 1st of April, as you will lose the best part of March if you tax it now.

    MOT and Insurance required at Post Office as well, as well as V5.

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    Inactive;4754360

    You can print one off from the net, you will be better off taxing it from … You can print one off from the net, you will be better off taxing it from the 1st of April, as you will lose the best part of March if you tax it now.MOT and Insurance required at Post Office as well, as well as V5.



    Thats what I was thinking and is the only way of taxing it would be to buy on 1st April?

    brillangel;4754392

    Thats what I was thinking and is the only way of taxing it would be to … Thats what I was thinking and is the only way of taxing it would be to buy on 1st April?



    Yup, if you don't want to throw away the cost of tax for March..

    Aww thanks guys, 27 years what do I buy the man whos had ,got or getting everything.????

    Ginner;4754853

    Aww thanks guys, 27 years what do I buy the man whos had ,got or getting … Aww thanks guys, 27 years what do I buy the man whos had ,got or getting everything.????



    A younger model ??

    I'm kidding !!! lol

    Ginner;4754853

    Aww thanks guys, 27 years what do I buy the man whos had ,got or getting … Aww thanks guys, 27 years what do I buy the man whos had ,got or getting everything.????



    A tax disc????????

    To answer the original post, if the car is on SORN if you tax it before 1st April the tax disc will expire end of Feb 2010, effectively it has cost you a full months taxation for just a few days. If the current tax disc expires 31st March 2009 then you could have bought tax any time from 5th March onwards for continuous taxation until 31st March 2010.
    I have a motorbike that is on a SORN for the winter and I'm in the same position, I have to wait until 1st April to tax it for 6 months to end of September, if I do it 1st April before the tax expires end of August.

    Ginner;4754853

    Aww thanks guys, 27 years what do I buy the man whos had ,got or getting … Aww thanks guys, 27 years what do I buy the man whos had ,got or getting everything.????



    Private reg' plate for his car? :roll:

    Original Poster

    pugw$sh;4754938

    A tax disc????????To answer the original post, if the car is on SORN if … A tax disc????????To answer the original post, if the car is on SORN if you tax it before 1st April the tax disc will expire end of Feb 2010, effectively it has cost you a full months taxation for just a few days. If the current tax disc expires 31st March 2009 then you could have bought tax any time from 5th March onwards for continuous taxation until 31st March 2010.I have a motorbike that is on a SORN for the winter and I'm in the same position, I have to wait until 1st April to tax it for 6 months to end of September, if I do it 1st April before the tax expires end of August.



    I asked at a PO and was told if it is currently taxed then I can buy the Tas disc 5 days before for expiry in March 2010 but if it is SORN then it will be two days before ie Monday but will have to wait and see tomorrow!

    Thanks for all the reply guys!! rep left!
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