This is still a grey area. The suggestion from DVSA is that, to use your circumstances as an example and as you've already renewed your tax this year, you should get the car tested this year, then declare it MOT exempt at next year's tax renewal. The DVLA seem unable to confirm whether or not this is the correct procedure.Shropshiremoggie wrote: ↑Tue Apr 24, 2018 4:00 pmThanks PB , you seem to have progressed further than I have . The issue I have is that my current Tax expires on 1/4/2019 but my MOT expires on 25/4/2018 !! As these dates do not coincide should I declare SORN until the exemption becomes live next month and then retax the car as it would be MOT exempt ??
That's the way I'm going. My next tax renewal is also 1/4/2019, and my current MOT expires 16/5/2018.
The lack of full information is not really acceptable. Whilst the DVSA are up to speed with the basics of the system, it is administered by DVLA. By the DVSA's own admission to me today, (quote) 'We're two government departments. We don't communicate with each other'