Applying for a refund of vehicle tax
How do I get a refund for my vehicle tax?
Since October 2014 you no longer need to make a direct application for a refund on your vehicle tax .
The DVLA will automatically issue a refund when they receive notification from the registered keeper that the vehicle:
- has been scrapped
- has been sold or transferred
- has had its tax class to an exempt duty class
- has been removed from the road and the registered keeper has made a Statutory Off Road Notification (SORN)
- has been exported to another country
To make sure the amount to be refunded is accurate you need to enter the correct dates of acqusition and disposal on documents V5C, V5C/2 and V5C3.
- Vehicle tax refund
If you're taxing in the disabled tax class for the first time or just renewing your free disabled tax disc, the documents you have will determine if you can tax your vehicle online, at a Post Office® branch or Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) local office
At the beginning of October 2014 new legislation came into force that effectively made the tax disc redundant. Now, the tax system will be regulated by the nation’s extensive grid of Automatic Number Plate Recognition (ANPR) cameras.
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