Paper tax disc to be abolished 01 October '14

Do you know about the important change of legislation that will affect the service we provide to you?

In 2013, the Government announced that it planned to change the law in an effort to reduce tax administration costs. From 1st October 2014, the law is changing and the paper tax disc will no longer need to be displayed on any vehicle.

Instead of manually checking for a tax disc, road enforcement action is now based on Automatic Number Plate Readers (ANPR). These cameras have proven to be a very effective compliance measure when compared to manual inspection of tax discs.

Key Facts

  • The paper tax disc will be abolished on 30th September 2014.
  • After this date you will no longer need to display a paper tax disc on your vehicle.
  • From 1st October 2014, it is no longer an offence to use a vehicle without displaying a tax disc.
  • Tax discs will continue to be issued right up until 30th September 2014.
  • If road tax expires on 30th September, then it will still need to be renewed in the normal way. However, DVLA will not issue a paper tax disc.
  • If a tax disc is lost or stolen before 30th September, then a duplicate tax disc will still need to be purchased.

Can I check if my vehicle is taxed?

The DVLA provide an easy to use service that lets you check the taxation status of any vehicle.

Where can I get further information?

You can get further information on the DVLA website or from your Corporate Account Executive.

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