How do I tax a car without a valid MoT?

Car MoTs are suspended for six months. How do we tax the car without a current MoT? I cannot see it covered on the website or find it online.

Asked on 27 March 2020 by Charing

Answered by Dan Powell
If your MoT is due on or after 30 March then it will automatically be extended for six months. This means you can tax it as normal online or over the phone:

However, if your vehicle's MoT has already expired (or recently failed the test) you will be legally required to get a new MoT as normal or SORN the vehicle and store it away from the public road.

Cars, vans and motorcycles that are due an MoT up until 31 July will automatically get a six-month extension - but this ends on 1 August 2020. If your MoT is due before 1 August 2020, you don't have to do anything. The MoT will automatically be renewed for six months. This means that if your car or van's MoT expires on 31 July, it doesn’t legally have to be MoT tested until January 2021. After that, though, mandatory MoT testing will return. You can find all of our most recent MoT advice and news regarding coronavirus here:
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