Tax Disc Change: What it means to you

Tax Disc Change: What it means to you

Tax Disc Change: What it means to you

As of 1st October 2014 the paper tax disc has been replaced for good and the DVLA will be replacing the rather old fashioned way of proving you’ve paid your car tax, in favour of an online database.

Paper tax discs were first introduced in 1921 and changing to a digital system is expected to cost around £8 million to complete. But it’s thought the change could ultimately save the government around £2 million in administration costs.

How will the changes affect you?

Will you still have to pay tax on your vehicle?

YES! Although you won’t have to physically display a tax disc, your vehicle must still be taxed.

How will anyone know if you’ve taxed your vehicle?

The police will be able to check the DVLA’s database to ascertain whether or not your vehicle is taxed.

How will the authorities enforce the new road tax system?

Automatic number plate recognition (ANPR) cameras, which track all cars, will catch those who haven’t paid up. The police can look up registration numbers on the Police National Computer system and anyone who hasn’t paid their road tax will face fines of up to £1,000.

Should you have any queries regarding this or any other motoring matter please do not hesitate to contact our motoring team on 01743 248 545.