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New Tax Disc

Post by pingu » Tue 11 Nov, 2014 14:40

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because it's homemade, I can write whatever I want to add as a reminder.
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Re: New Tax Disc

Post by Gazza » Tue 11 Nov, 2014 17:53

Why not just show your MoT expiry inplace of 31/10/15 ?
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Re: New Tax Disc

Post by pingu » Tue 11 Nov, 2014 19:39

Gazza wrote:Why not just show your MoT expiry inplace of 31/10/15 ?
because my tax still expires, even when it is on direct debit.

How many people do you think will find this out next October when there is no reminder in the window?
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Re: New Tax Disc

Post by gookah » Tue 11 Nov, 2014 22:03

pingu wrote: How many people do you think will find this out next October when there is no reminder in the window?

Naaah ....we will be reminded, but also tax will be automatically renewed,

Quoting direct from the DVLA site:
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To drive or keep a vehicle on the road you will still need to get vehicle tax and DVLA will still send you a V11 or V85/1 renewal reminder when your vehicle tax is due to expire. This applies to all types of vehicles including those that are exempt from payment of vehicle tax or have a nil rate of Vehicle Excise Duty (VED).


From 1 October 2014 (5 October if setting up at a Post Office®), Direct Debit will be offered as an additional way to pay for vehicle tax. This will be available for customers who need to tax their vehicle from 1 November 2014:

annually
6 monthly
monthly (12 months tax paid for on a monthly basis)
Tax will be automatically renewed and the Direct Debit payments will continue to be taken providing an MOT is in place at the point of tax renewal. Payments will continue automatically until you tell DVLA to stop taking them or you cancel the Direct Debit with your bank. Valid insurance should also be in place for vehicles registered in Northern Ireland.

The Direct Debit will be cancelled and payments automatically stopped when you tell DVLA that you no longer have the vehicle, or the vehicle has been taken off the road and a Statutory Off Road Notification (SORN) has been made. The Direct Debit will also be cancelled if a vehicle is scrapped by an ATF, exported or if the tax class of the vehicle is changed to an exempt duty tax class.


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Re: New Tax Disc

Post by TR4man » Tue 11 Nov, 2014 22:36

gookah wrote:
My hideous Goverment sticker will be in the bin and will not be replaced with anything else.... Good riddance and about time too :D
You might want to consider replacing your current tax disc with something like these

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I bought them for my Triumphs from http://www.poplargreg.com for the princely sum of £19.00 for both. They won't fool the anorak, but I like them.

I dare say you get get appropriate ones for your Zed too.

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Re: New Tax Disc

Post by Robert T » Tue 11 Nov, 2014 22:43

You will still get a reminder in the post - my one for the Frog turned up last week - if you choose to pay by direct debit, you can more or less forget about it, but if your want to SORN the car for 6 months, or if the car is eligible for free road tax, then you will still need to tax it online, or at the post office if you so wish. Taxing the Frog online was simple enough - but it takes the fun out of going to the Post Office and coming out with a disc having paid precisely nothing. :(

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Re: New Tax Disc

Post by TR4man » Tue 11 Nov, 2014 23:09

Robert T wrote:You will still get a reminder in the post - my one for the Frog turned up last week - if you choose to pay by direct debit, you can more or less forget about it, but if your want to SORN the car for 6 months, or if the car is eligible for free road tax, then you will still need to tax it online, or at the post office if you so wish. Taxing the Frog online was simple enough - but it takes the fun out of going to the Post Office and coming out with a disc having paid precisely nothing. :(

Cheers R.

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I wonder if you, like me, keep all your old tax discs nicely presented in your car's history folder?

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Re: New Tax Disc

Post by Topperz » Wed 12 Nov, 2014 09:04

I have all mine for zebedee ,the previous owner saved them in a folder so I have continued the tradition

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Re: New Tax Disc

Post by Robert T » Wed 12 Nov, 2014 10:25

TR4man wrote:I wonder if you, like me, keep all your old tax discs nicely presented in your car's history folder?
I likely have all the ones for the zed somewhere - but the Frog only came with a CD of restoration pictures, so I only have tax discs from the 6 years I have owned it. :(

Shame really, as I like looking back at some of the old stuff. I bought an original manual for it, and it makes for some quite funny reading.

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Re: New Tax Disc

Post by TitanTim » Wed 12 Nov, 2014 12:47

Just renewed the Zeds at the weekend and says on the paper reminder you won't get the disc any more which I'm kinda mourning. I will be leaving the old one in the Zed once it expires at the end of the month for the moment :) Think its a shame they've been scrapped as its all part our motoring heritage in many ways.

I like the old Triumph ones above although a bit pricey :shock:

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Re: New Tax Disc

Post by pingu » Wed 12 Nov, 2014 14:49

If you are planning to SORN, it's best to do the monthly direct debit as it works out cheaper. You may make enough for a free packet of crisps :shock: .
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Re: New Tax Disc

Post by TitanTim » Thu 13 Nov, 2014 10:06

Found another repro tax disc place here

http://www.creativetaxdiscs.co.uk/page23.html

So have ordered a period disc for when my zed was new in 2001 :)

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Re: New Tax Disc

Post by Koolflyer » Thu 13 Nov, 2014 12:06

Think its a shame they've been scrapped as its all part our motoring heritage in many ways.
I'm with you there,Tim :thumb:
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Re: New Tax Disc

Post by Kiboko » Thu 13 Nov, 2014 16:54

I think I might be a lone voice in the wilderness, - but I took my old VEL out at 7am 1st October and wonderful - my windscreen is now clear of hazardous vision blocking tripe and I can clearly SEE all that my windscreen allows! Car looks sleeker, drives smoother, sounds quieter, goes faster!

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Re: New Tax Disc

Post by TitanTim » Thu 13 Nov, 2014 17:42

Kiboko wrote:I think I might be a lone voice in the wilderness, - but I took my old VEL out at 7am 1st October and wonderful - my windscreen is now clear of hazardous vision blocking tripe and I can clearly SEE all that my windscreen allows! Car looks sleeker, drives smoother, sounds quieter, goes faster!
Removing the wipers might be a better idea :wink:

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Re: New Tax Disc

Post by Vic-Z3 » Thu 13 Nov, 2014 19:19

Now when I am out and about and see a pikey van and it don't show a tax disc, will it be worth reporting this.
Or do I leave it to good old plod who is under pressure to perform miracles as it is.
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New Tax Disc

Post by Boysie » Fri 14 Nov, 2014 21:59

I must be sad, but I have all the tax disc's for sprite from day one, if I sell it, that's a big IF
I doubt the new owner will won't them :-)


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Re: New Tax Disc

Post by TR4man » Fri 14 Nov, 2014 23:09

I'm sure any new owner would want them. They are part of the Sprite's provenance.

If you were to sell of course :)

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Re: New Tax Disc

Post by Fender2004 » Sat 15 Nov, 2014 08:00

TR4man wrote:I'm sure any new owner would want them. They are part of the Sprite's provenance.

If you were to sell of course :)
I agree any new owner of any older car like a Sprite will want as much history of the car as possible, I know I would.
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Re: New Tax Disc

Post by bertiejaffa » Tue 02 Dec, 2014 13:13

It seems Pingu isn't the only one with an affinity for the extinct tax disc

http://www.topgear.com/uk/james-may/Jam ... 2014-11-11
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