Car tax guides

    In the United Kingdom, every vehicle contributes towards the maintenance of public roads with the Vehicle Excise Duty (VED) – commonly known as the ‘road tax’. Learn more about this legal requirement with our articles.

    Guides

    How to check your car’s road tax
    How to check your car’s road tax
    This guide shows you how to check your road tax, why it’s important, different tax bands and the cost of vehicle excise duty.
    How to tax your car
    How to tax your car
    It’s a legal requirement to tax your car in the UK. You’ll not get very far if you don’t pay your road tax! Learn how to do it and why it’s so important.
    Car tax refunds
    Car tax refunds: a guide
    Learn how to cancel your road tax and get a refund if you don’t plan to drive your car for a significant period.
    How to cancel road tax
    How to cancel road tax – the ultimate guide
    A step-by-step rundown of how to cancel your road tax. Find out what documents you need and how to contact the DVLA.
    What is a V11 Reminder
    What is a V11 Reminder?
    If you’re due to pay road tax, you can expect a V11 to land on your doormat. Here’s what that means for your vehicle.
    How much does it cost to tax an electric car
    How much does it cost to tax an electric car?
    See how much you’ll need to pay in road tax every year as the owner of an electric car.
    SORN my car
    SORN my car
    A SORN will pause or stop your road tax liability on a car you don’t plan to use on the road.
    Checking your road tax
    Checking your road tax – the ultimate guide
    Road tax plays a crucial role in maintaining the UK’s extensive road network and ensuring its safety and functionality.
    How to tax a car without a V5C logbook?
    How to tax a car without a V5C logbook?
    Learn how to tax a vehicle without a V5C logbook and the easiest way to go about it.
    When does a car become tax exempt?
    Find out when a car becomes tax exempt, whether it’s based on electric vehicles, classic cars or something else.
    Can I sell my car with no road tax?
    Discover whether you can sell a vehicle with no road tax and exemptions to road tax itself.

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