Can I tax my vehicle without a valid MoT?

Can I tax my car with no MoT due to lockdown?

Asked on 11 May 2020 by vauxhall vetran

Answered by Dan Powell
In short, no. The car must have a valid MoT to obtain road tax VED. If your MoT expired after the 30 March it may have qualified for the automatic six month extension. 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.

Otherwise you will only be able to drive to a pre-booked MoT appointment without valid tax or MoT. You can find all of our most recent MoT advice and news regarding coronavirus here:
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