Digital Tax Disc for Vehicles
From 1 October 2014 the paper tax disc will no longer be issued and required to be displayed on a vehicle windscreen. The Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) holds a digital record of taxed and untaxed vehicles and a paper disc is therefore no longer necessary as proof that vehicle tax has been paid.
Image (above) from DVLA Toolkit.
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Frequently Asked Questions
- What is the DVLA doing?
- Why are DVLA doing this?
- When is this going to be introduced?
- Who will this apply to?
- Does this mean that motorists no longer need to buy vehicle tax?
- How does this work for vehicles that are exempt from payment of vehicle tax, e.g. Disabled tax class?
- Will motorists still get a reminder when the vehicle tax runs out?
- How will I know if a vehicle is taxed?
- What if I need a tax disc to get a parking permit/car parking space?
- If there is no tax disc, this could also mean that there is no insurance or MoT for a vehicle. How will this be checked?
- Will this lead to more people not paying their vehicle tax?
- How do I get a refund?
- Is this just a cost saving exercise?
- Will you reduce the cost of tax as you wonít be printing and posting a tax disc?
- Will it affect the Post Office Ltd?
- I want something for my windscreen. I donít trust a remote computer at the DVLA.
- If I buy a car, I can see immediately how much the tax costs.
- The tax disc is part of our motoring heritage. Why destroy it now?
- Why canít you make the tax disc optional for customers who donít want it abolished?
- Is this just the first step to vehicle tax on petrol?
- How can I check if a vehicle is taxed as disabled as customers who are eligible for disabled tax receive concessions with parking, toll bridges and for other fees?