The end of the tax disc

1st October 2014 will mark the end of the tax disc.

The paper tax disc will no longer need to be displayed in the vehicle windscreen and will no longer be issued from this date. Vehicles with a Northern Ireland address will still need to display their MoT disc.

You will still need to tax the vehicle to be able to drive it or keep it on the road, and the DVLA will still send renewal reminders when vehicle taxes are due to expire. This applies to all types of vehicles including those that are exempt from payment of vehicle tax.

It is very important to note that this change also affects the buying and selling of a vehicle after 1 October 2014. The tax will no longer be transferred with the vehicle and the new owner will need to get new tax before the vehicle can be used. The seller will automatically get a refund for any full calendar months left on the vehicle tax after the DVLA is notified of the sale.

You can still tax your vehicle in the usual ways (online, by phone or at a Post Office branch) and the option to pay by direct debit will also be introduced. If you need more information regarding the end of the tax disc please see