Vehicle Excise Duty

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Vehicle Excise Duty

Post by Gasman » Fri Apr 03, 2015 1:34 pm

A welcome bonus that will eventually help us all has started to benefit the very earliest wedges (1974 build):
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As I am sure you are all aware, the last Labour administration (Prudence Brown) stopped the rolling VED exemption for cars over 25 years. The current Coalition has finally re-instated the free VED for cars over 40 years old. Let's hope the result of the General Election does not mean this welcome rolling tax saving (or is that tax avoidance) will again be rescinded.
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Re: Vehicle Excise Duty

Post by beiderbecke » Fri Apr 03, 2015 10:24 pm

Aren't you the lucky one! It might roll on but don't hold your breath...

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Re: Vehicle Excise Duty

Post by Vulgalour » Sun Apr 05, 2015 12:37 am

I'm expecting them to cut it short just before my '75 Renault becomes eligible XD

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Re: Vehicle Excise Duty

Post by jonty » Tue Dec 17, 2019 2:02 pm

hiya,iv'e just been looking on the dvla site about road tax and it says cars must have been built before 1969,and not 40 year old.i was getting ready to register my 1980 princess,so if this is correct i will still have to pay road tax

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Re: Vehicle Excise Duty

Post by Gasman » Tue Dec 17, 2019 3:12 pm

That is not correct. Have you misread 1969 for 1979?!

After April 1st 2019:

You do not need to pay vehicle tax if your vehicle was built before 1 January 1979.
If you do not know when your vehicle was built, but it was first registered between 1 and 7 January 1979, you do not have to pay vehicle tax.

Thus for next year it will need to be built before 1/1/1980 or registered before 7/1/1980 to be exempt from April 1st 2020. I think your car was registered in March 1980 so you will have to provide to the DVLA that it was built before Jan 1st 1980. You can get that information from BMIHT at a cost... If it was you will be exempt from April 2020. If not April 1st 2021 I am afraid.
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Re: Vehicle Excise Duty

Post by Princess1800s » Sun Dec 29, 2019 5:12 am

As good an excuse to get a heritage certificate as you’ll ever need!

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Re: Vehicle Excise Duty

Post by jonty » Sun Jan 12, 2020 9:37 pm

Gasman wrote:
Tue Dec 17, 2019 3:12 pm
That is not correct. Have you misread 1969 for 1979?!

After April 1st 2019:

You do not need to pay vehicle tax if your vehicle was built before 1 January 1979.
If you do not know when your vehicle was built, but it was first registered between 1 and 7 January 1979, you do not have to pay vehicle tax.

Thus for next year it will need to be built before 1/1/1980 or registered before 7/1/1980 to be exempt from April 1st 2020. I think your car was registered in March 1980 so you will have to provide to the DVLA that it was built before Jan 1st 1980. You can get that information from BMIHT at a cost... If it was you will be exempt from April 2020. If not April 1st 2021 I am afraid.
ok,thanks for that information,i will look at getting the build date

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Re: Vehicle Excise Duty

Post by jonty » Sun May 31, 2020 12:35 pm

hello,my princess was first registered 07/03/1980,so i'm thinking manufacture was late 79.i have just looked at the BMIHT site,they are closed,ans only providind imformation for a select few,but a line on there saying cars registered after 1975 are excempt,so if thats correct,i need to wait another 5 years,my car will be 45 then,is this correct

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Re: Vehicle Excise Duty

Post by Gasman » Sun May 31, 2020 2:43 pm

That is not correct. Have you misread 1969 for 1979?!

After April 1st 2019:

You do not need to pay vehicle tax if your vehicle was built before 1 January 1979.
If you do not know when your vehicle was built, but it was first registered between 1 and 7 January 1979, you do not have to pay vehicle tax.

Thus for next year it will need to be built before 1/1/1980 or registered before 7/1/1980 to be exempt from April 1st 2020. I think your car was registered in March 1980 so you will have to provide to the DVLA that it was built before Jan 1st 1980. You can get that information from BMIHT at a cost... If it was you will be exempt from April 2020. If not April 1st 2021 I am afraid.
My previous reply from December 2019 still applies. Thus, without proof from BMIHT of manufacture before Jan 1st 1980, you will have to continue to pay tax from April 2020. As you don't seem to believe what I am saying the following is a cut & paste quote from the current gov.uk site about Historic Car Tax:-

" Historic vehicle tax exemption
You can apply to stop paying for vehicle tax if your vehicle was built before 1 January 1980. You must tax your vehicle even if you do not have to pay.
If you do not know when your vehicle was built, but it was first registered before 8 January 1980, you can still apply to stop paying vehicle tax
."

This continues to roll on each year on April 1st.

Therefore, as I said before, you will definitely be exempt from April 2021 because of your registration in March 1980.
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Re: Vehicle Excise Duty

Post by jonty » Tue Jun 02, 2020 12:50 pm

martin,now hold on a minute,there is no need to think i don't believe you,i value your guidence.what i was asking was as my car was registerd in march 80,it's possible that it was manufactured late 79,as i understand your post,if i can check that to be the case,and get a certificate from the body concerned,then will that then qualify.that is what i was checking,and NOT doubting your advice.
i am new to owning classics,although i had the princess and ambassador when they were every day cars,so i look for help from people like you,that doexs not meen i don't beleive stuff,maybe just not understand it.
i forgot to put earlier,the body that can date a vehicle is closed at the moment and so i can't get the info i need,so if i want to use it now,i will need to tax and test.
thanks for your help

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Re: Vehicle Excise Duty

Post by Gasman » Tue Jun 02, 2020 1:33 pm

OK, I misunderstood your post so my apologies.

WRT
...so I can't get the info I need, so if I want to use it now, i will need to tax and test
.

Yes & no respectively. It'll need the VED to be paid but it should already be MoT exempt being more than 40 years registered (on 7/3/2020).

This is a Q&A from the FBHVC website that may be helpful:

https://www.fbhvc.co.uk/dvla-mot-questions-answered
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Re: Vehicle Excise Duty

Post by jonty » Tue Jun 02, 2020 10:03 pm

ok,thanks for all that,i will look into doing what you have said,thanks

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