DVLA - So simple online - oldroverboy.

I received my "vehicle tax" notification this morning,

Nice to see they acually call it a tax....

2 minutes online and paid...

DVLA - So simple online - nailit

Nah, can't be...... must have been a scam site to take yer money that quick :-)

DVLA - So simple online - oldroverboy.

Nah, can't be...... must have been a scam site to take yer money that quick :-)

genuine dvla website!

But yes, they do love to take our money!

DVLA - So simple online - bolt

Nah, can't be...... must have been a scam site to take yer money that quick :-)

genuine dvla website!

But yes, they do love to take our money!

Not mine for a change, my car is VED free,only have to register

DVLA - So simple online - skidpan

I received my "vehicle tax" notification this morning,

Nice to see they acually call it a tax....

2 minutes online and paid...

Presumably since this was posted on January 6th the reminder is for VED due on Feb 1st.

My previous experience of the DVLA site is when you try to pay the tax before a certain date of the month it will not start from the date it expires but from the 1st of the previous month.

Nearly caught me out a few years ago, off on holiday for 2 weeks on about 12th September and having the reminder in my hand decided to pay up so I did not forget on my return. But I spotted just in time that it would start on the 1st September, to get it to start on the 1st October I could not pay until the start of the 3rd week or later.

Hope you have not been caught out.

Or have the rules changed?

Edited by skidpan on 06/01/2017 at 18:50

DVLA - So simple online - bolt

Or have the rules changed

You can pay online from 5th of the month now,if your tax runs out on 31st of the month

https://www.gov.uk/vehicle-tax-advance

DVLA - So simple online - Smileyman

if you pay by credit card it's a £2.50 surcharge for the priviledge ....

better this tax be scrapped and added to the cost of fuel instead!

DVLA - So simple online - RT

if you pay by credit card it's a £2.50 surcharge for the priviledge ....

better this tax be scrapped and added to the cost of fuel instead!

Not difficult to make it one of the few payments made on debit card.

DVLA - So simple online - oldroverboy.

from the website..

You can tax online from 5 March if your vehicle tax runs out on 31 March.

But it does say it on the reminder letter.

Got mine 6thjanuary paid debit card. £110

NO complaints, it is the car I want.

Edited by oldroverboy. on 07/01/2017 at 07:58

DVLA - So simple online - skidpan

Rules have obviously changed then.

With regards to Credit Card surcharge its clearly shown on the site how much it is and to avoid you simply pay bay Debit Card.

Many companies have a Credit Card surcharge, my insurers do.

But providing they tell you before you pay its hardly daylight robbery.

DVLA - So simple online - Bromptonaut

if you pay by credit card it's a £2.50 surcharge for the priviledge ....

This reflects the commission charged by the card company.

Should the taxpayer take the hit becuase some folks want the convenience of a credit card?

DVLA - So simple online - oldroverboy.

if you pay by credit card it's a £2.50 surcharge for the priviledge ....

This reflects the commission charged by the card company.

Should the taxpayer take the hit becuase some folks want the convenience of a credit card?

It is a standard charge... ved £30 or £500

DVLA - So simple online - RT

if you pay by credit card it's a £2.50 surcharge for the priviledge ....

This reflects the commission charged by the card company.

Should the taxpayer take the hit becuase some folks want the convenience of a credit card?

The commision they're charged is usually just a fraction of the surcharge and very similar to the charges they incur with debit cards - most businesses manage to absorb the same commission into their overheads so it is blatant profiteering - even filling stations with their minute margin on fuel sales avoid surcharges.

They do it because they can on a credit card, it's illegal on a debit card - nothing to do with differences in costs.

Edited by RT on 07/01/2017 at 09:10

DVLA - So simple online - RichardW

Set it up as annual DD and you don't have to do anything; it just renews. And if you sell the jalopy it automatically issues the refund direct to account (I think; not tried that bit yet!).

DVLA - So simple online - ExA35Owner

And if you have the AA's app on your mobile it will remind you of MoT, road tax, insurance renewal dates.

 

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