Car tax modifications launched in 2014 noticed the outdated paper tax disc scrapped which could add to the problem of motorists forgetting to resume.
Paper discs was displayed on car windscreen with a visible date reminder of when the disc ended and tax was due.
The new paperless system depends on drivers to recollect the date their settlement ends or face heavy penalties.
To support drivers who’re uncertain of when that is due, an analogous system has subsequently been put into place via GOV.UK’s ‘Check if a vehicle is taxed’ on-line service.
This instrument will assist drivers to search out out whether or not a car has up-to-date tax or has been registered as off-the-road (SORN).
Drivers with out a legitimate car tax settlement will probably be flagged on the system and an automatic letter and £80 fantastic will probably be despatched to your deal with.
This will be decreased by 50 % if the fantastic is paid inside 28 days though can rise in some instances.
Failure to pay the costs could see motorists prosecuted the place fines can enhance to a massive £1,000.
The DVLA also can clamp automobiles who wouldn’t have legitimate car tax in place and can impound them in some excessive instances.
Those with out an MOT test certificates will even be charged as much as £1,000 however prices can rise even additional in some instances.
If you drive a car which is taken into account to be in a harmful situation, law enforcement officials could situation costs as excessive as £2,500.