change of keeper - taxing car

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change of keeper - taxing car

Postby ampwhu » Fri Jun 14, 2019 5:45 pm

Bought a new car 2 weeks ago. checked online and now DVLA say the vehicle is no longer taxed. I understand this.

so whilst waiting for a new V5 to arrive, it says I can use the green bit of the log book which the new keeper holds onto.

I type the 12 digit number in and it says I can't use it. not valid.

so i'm now unable to drive the ruddy car until a V5 drops on the doormat. what good is that to anyone?

are the plod liable to seize the car on the public road if I drive it whilst it's not taxed and i'm waiting for a V5? the tax is free after all.

thanks you lovely people.

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Re: change of keeper - taxing car

Postby ManyMinors » Fri Jun 14, 2019 8:09 pm

Have you tried a Post Office?
It should be possible to use the green slip - that is the purpose of it surely? Last time I changed my car that is what I did and I had no problem.

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Re: change of keeper - taxing car

Postby ampwhu » Fri Jun 14, 2019 8:28 pm

in all honesty, no. there are no post offices left near me as everything is done online these days.

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Re: change of keeper - taxing car

Postby martin418 » Fri Jun 14, 2019 10:13 pm

i just had the same . i called the dvla and it appears if the v5 change of details has entered the system it voids the green slip so you have to wait , i guess if you tax it when you buy it it's ok

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Re: change of keeper - taxing car

Postby kennatt » Sat Jun 15, 2019 7:22 am

would thinks its now recorded as belonging to you via v5 and the date of transfer will be on record so if ,in the highly unlikely chance of being stopped by the police,they will only be interested in insurance and mot,If the vehicle is already recorded as historic vehicle ,exempt for tax,then you don't need to apply,only need to on first time after becoming eligible for historic status.

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Re: change of keeper - taxing car

Postby palacebear » Sat Jun 15, 2019 10:07 am

I may be wrong, but isn't there an on-line option to tax it, selecting 'I haven't got the new keeper supplement' (or green slip)?
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Re: change of keeper - taxing car

Postby ManyMinors » Sat Jun 15, 2019 11:39 am

kennatt wrote:
Sat Jun 15, 2019 7:22 am
If the vehicle is already recorded as historic vehicle ,exempt for tax,then you don't need to apply,only need to on first time after becoming eligible for historic status.
I'm pretty sure that is completely wrong. A "historic vehicle" is NOT exempt for tax meaning that you don't need to tax it. I have just re-taxed one of my Minors. They still need to be taxed and if you do not, you can be fined. My application form states: "It is your responsibility to make sure the vehicle is taxed, even if you don't pay a fee for the vehicle tax".

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Re: change of keeper - taxing car

Postby ampwhu » Sat Jun 15, 2019 8:41 pm

V5 arrived this morning (it would, wouldn't it). so I waited 9 days for dvla to send me the V5. fastest ever for me.

taxed this morning and out and about tomorrow.


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