Can I challenge my car's tax band?

Could you advise how a person can go about challenging a car's band? I believe my car's list price is under £40,000 but the DVLA are telling me to speak to BMW, who sold me the car. Who actually holds the records for cars list prices, do you know? Thanks in advance.

Asked on 10 June 2020 by Paul B

Answered by Dan Powell
The DVLA will have obtained the list price from the dealer when the car was first registered. You'll need compelling evidence to prove the car's tax banding is wrong. The dealer may be able to provide the car's original list price. But the £40,000 tax rate does not include any discounts the original buyer may have been given.
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