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tax discs ? car dealers?

Post by falkor » Thu Oct 09, 2014 5:47 pm

http://www.thisismoney.co.uk/money/expe ... wners.html The sales team of two, plus myself, have traditionally used the cars brought onto the forecourt that still have valid tax discs until they are sold. It has been a perk of the job. Will the change in rules mean I have to register a new 'owner' for the vehicles if we want to continue doing this? This would add to the number of car owners, which depreciates the value. Also, when the car is sold will the new owner have to apply for tax where this was previously thrown into the deal? SW via email

Linda Mckay of This is Money replies: "As of October 1, paper tax discs were replaced with electronic records held on the DVLA database. Vehicle tax will no longer be transferred when a vehicle is sold, with buyers of used vehicles having to renew the tax when they buy. Automatic Number Plate Recognition Cameras (ANPR) cameras used by police will be able to spot from a number plate whether a car has valid tax and insurance, and who owns it."

Gavin Hill-Smith of the AA replies: "Vehicles sold part-exchange to a trader become untaxed stock. The previous registered keeper will be issued with an automatic refund after notifying the DVLA that they are no longer the owner when it is sold or declared off the road (SORN - statutory off road notification) by a dealer. A dealership or trader should use ‘trade plates’ to move or transfer or test drive vehicles. Trade plates are purchased on a 6 or 12 months basis at a rate of duty of £90.75 or £165 and can be transferred for use on any vehicle. Any number of trade plates may be purchased by a licenced dealership for use on stock in trade. Trade plates must only be used to drive a stock vehicle for business and not to and from the place of work."