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Paper road tax discs are abolished

<p><strong><span style="font-size:14px;">Cars will be sold untaxed and tax</span></strong>&nbsp;can&#39;t be transferred from one owner to another. &nbsp;When you purchase your used car, you will have to tax it too. (We think this can be carried out by us, and it can be - we supply you with the receipt).</p>

<p><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 20.7900009155273px;">Vehicle Excise Duty&nbsp;</span><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 20.7900009155273px;">is classified as:</span></p>

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    <li style="padding: 0px; margin: 0px 0px 0.25em; border: none;"><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;">A vehicle registered in the UK must be taxed if it is used or kept on a public road.</span></li>
    <li style="padding: 0px; margin: 0px 0px 0.25em; border: none;"><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;">The amount of car tax you pay depends on the car&#39;s engine size or official CO2 emissions and the date of first registration.</span></li>
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<p><span style="font-size: 15px; line-height: 20.7900009155273px; font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;">It&#39;s a round piece of paper with the cars details, amount paid and sits in the window of your car. &nbsp;</span></p>

<p><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 20.7900009155273px;">Right now, you can purchase your tax&nbsp;</span><a href="https://www.gov.uk/tax-disc" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 20.7900009155273px; color: rgb(102, 153, 204);" target="_blank">online</a><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 20.7900009155273px;">&nbsp;or in person at the post office, without submitting your insurance documents and MOT certificate. &nbsp;Just take your V5 document or green slip with the barcode on and the post office staff will read the barcode and all the relevant details will appear on their screen. &nbsp;You still have to pay for the tax unfortunately. Buying your tax online is very easy as long as you&#39;re V5, but not for NI cars.</span></p>

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<span style="font-size: 15px; line-height: 20.7900009155273px; font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;">From 1st October 2014, you will still&nbsp;need to purchase road fund licence, vehicle excise duty or car tax but you won&#39;t receive a paper disc to go on your windscreen. &nbsp;This information will be held on the DVLA computer system along with your MOT and eventually your driving licence information (speeding fines, drink driving offence, what categories of car/vans you can drive).</span><br style="font-family: Arial, Tahoma, Helvetica, FreeSans, sans-serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 20.7900009155273px;" />
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<span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 20.7900009155273px;">You will be able to pay monthly as well as annually or 6 monthly and you&#39;ll be able to pay by DD. &nbsp;There will be a 5% premium for paying monthly or 6 monthly. Credit cards will receive a 2.5% surcharge too. &nbsp;From 1st November you&#39;ll be able to pay by Direct Debit.</span></p>

<p><span style="font-size: 15px; line-height: 20.7900009155273px; font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;">So how will the police and DVLA going to monitor it. &nbsp;If you don&#39;t purchase a tax disc there is a fine of up to &pound;1,000 and the automatic number plate recognition cameras will check the records, which also covers insurance and MOT.</span><br style="font-family: Arial, Tahoma, Helvetica, FreeSans, sans-serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 20.7900009155273px;" />
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<span style="font-size: 15px; line-height: 20.7900009155273px; font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;">To purchase your tax on line click here:&nbsp;<b>https://www.gov.uk/tax-disc</b></span><br style="font-family: Arial, Tahoma, Helvetica, FreeSans, sans-serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 20.7900009155273px;" />
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<span style="color: rgb(64, 64, 64); font-family: Roboto, arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 18.2000007629395px;">You will either need the 16 digit number from your renewal letter or the 11 digit reference number from your log book to purchase a tax disc.</span><br style="font-family: Arial, Tahoma, Helvetica, FreeSans, sans-serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 20.7900009155273px;" />
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<span style="font-size: 15px; line-height: 20.7900009155273px; font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;">To buy via phone ring this number:&nbsp;<b>0300 123 4321</b>&nbsp;</span><br style="font-family: Arial, Tahoma, Helvetica, FreeSans, sans-serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 20.7900009155273px;" />
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<span style="color: rgb(64, 64, 64); font-family: Roboto, arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 18.2000007629395px;">Charged at local rate and an automated system, which apparently will only take a couple of minutes (last famous words). &nbsp;Make sure you have a pen and paper handy to write down the reference number to confirm that you&#39;ve paid for your tax.</span><br style="font-family: Arial, Tahoma, Helvetica, FreeSans, sans-serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 20.7900009155273px;" />
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