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Paper Tax Disc to be Scrapped

Did you know that the  paper tax disc will be scrapped on 1 October  2014?  If not, then it appears that you are amongst the majority of people who are completely unaware of this change.

From 1 October  2014, the tax disc will be phased out as part of an overhaul of road tax arrangements designed to make paying  car tax easier and the system being cheaper to run.
 
The DVLA will now send  a reminder when your road tax is up for renewal, with options to pay your road tax online, over the phone or at the Post Office.

Checks will be carried out using the ANPR (Automatic Number Plate Recognition) system to confirm that vehicles are properly taxed.

Under the new system, the process of selling your car will also change. The seller will be able to get a road tax refund on any tax remaining on the vehicle. The buyer will then have to pay to tax the car. 
 
A refund will be sent automatically when the DVLA receives notification that the car has been sold, scrapped, exported or taken off the road with a Statutory Off Road Notification (SORN).

Sellers who fail to inform the DVLA of a change of ownership straight away could face a £1,000 fine. They could also find themselves liable for motoring offences committed by the new owner.