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#1 Crisp

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Posted 05 December 2013 - 14:49

Car tax disc to be axed after 93 years

 

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The tax disc to show motorists have paid vehicle excise duty is to be replaced with an electronic system, Chancellor George Osborne is to announce in his Autumn Statement.

 

The disc was introduced in 1921 but officials say it is no longer needed with the DVLA and police now relying on an electronic register.

The new system will allow people to pay the charge by monthly direct debit.

The Treasury said it showed government was moving "into the modern age".

 

It would also make "dealing with government more hassle free", a spokesman added.

At present, motorists are able to choose whether they pay VED in twelve or six month instalments.

The latter option costs 10% extra each year, but this is expected to be cut to 5%.

The new option of paying by monthly direct debit is also expected to cost 5% more than paying for a full year in one go.

The changes are expected to come into effect in October 2014.

 

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Posted 05 December 2013 - 14:53

Awesome decision :D

 

Cant wait for it to change



#3 vetneufuse

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Posted 05 December 2013 - 14:54

why don't you guys just do what we do, charge a tax based on how much gas you use? why have an excise tax on the car itself? We pay a tax per gallon of gas sold, so if you aren't using you car, you aren't being taxed...



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Posted 05 December 2013 - 14:59

why don't you guys just do what we do, charge a tax based on how much gas you use? why have an excise tax on the car itself? We pay a tax per gallon of gas sold, so if you aren't using you car, you aren't being taxed...

We already pay a tax on the fuel of around £0.57 per litre plus this Vehicle excise duty which is based on engine size / fuel type and emissions. The higher the emissions the higher the cost.



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Posted 05 December 2013 - 15:02

For the moment I have a company car, each time my car is up for a new tax disk it appears on my desk so this hasnt been a problem for a good few years!

 

They'll tax is for every breathe we take soon!



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Posted 05 December 2013 - 15:10

i wish we could pay our vehicle tax monthly rather than paying all at once, we have two vehicles so it comes out to nearly $150 a year just to renew are tags each year :(



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Posted 05 December 2013 - 15:13

Been a long time coming!



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Posted 05 December 2013 - 15:13

this is our version of registration? here we have vehicle registration that goes pays for the registration costs. Without it, the vehicle is not allowed to be on the road.



#9 Skiver

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Posted 05 December 2013 - 15:14

i wish we could pay our vehicle tax monthly rather than paying all at once, we have two vehicles so it comes out to nearly $150 a year just to renew are tags each year :(

When I did own my own car, it cost $310 a year!



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Posted 05 December 2013 - 15:18

It'll be nice to pay monthly but why do they need to charge 5% extra for this, seems to be another way to squeeze money out of lower earners!



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Posted 05 December 2013 - 15:19

Finally! Monthly payments!



#12 vetneufuse

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Posted 05 December 2013 - 15:21

We already pay a tax on the fuel of around £0.57 per litre plus this Vehicle excise duty which is based on engine size / fuel type and emissions. The higher the emissions the higher the cost.

 

so...  how do they tax an electric or hydrogen vehicle? because it wouldn't fit that model (not that it fits the USA model either) but since its a per car tax it makes more sense to wonder what they do up there when it's a zero emissions non-combustion engine



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Posted 05 December 2013 - 15:22

so...  how do they tax an electric or hydrogen vehicle? because it wouldn't fit that model (not that it fits the USA model either) but since its a per car tax it makes more sense to wonder what they do up there when it's a zero emissions non-combustion engine

I think they are exempt



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Posted 05 December 2013 - 15:29

so...  how do they tax an electric or hydrogen vehicle? because it wouldn't fit that model (not that it fits the USA model either) but since its a per car tax it makes more sense to wonder what they do up there when it's a zero emissions non-combustion engine

 

I think they are exempt

 

Yes, they are exempt as they produce zero emissions. Plus hydrogen isn't over here yet. I don't think they've even trialled it.

 

This is good news for drivers. Although i prefer to pay a year upfront. Gets it out the way.



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Posted 05 December 2013 - 15:38

i wish we could pay our vehicle tax monthly rather than paying all at once, we have two vehicles so it comes out to nearly $150 a year just to renew are tags each year :(

 

You can now (when implemented) pay monthly via direct debit.