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Check Car Tax

Discover Comprehensive UK Car Tax Information

Our free car tax check provides essential information about a vehicle's tax status, helping you stay compliant on UK roads. Obtain crucial details, such as:

  • Current vehicle tax status
  • Vehicle tax expiry date
  • Annual road tax cost
  • CO2 emissions
  • Fuel type (e.g., petrol, diesel, electric, hybrid)
  • And more...

Simply enter the registration number of the vehicle and click the 'Check Tax' button to access comprehensive tax information. Our platform instantly displays the vehicle's tax status, expiry date, and relevant tax details based on its CO2 emissions, fuel type, and age.

Remember that vehicles older than 40 years are exempt from paying road tax in the UK.

Frequently Asked Questions

How can I check how much car tax is?

Determining the car tax amount for your vehicle is easy with our online tool. The tax amount depends on various factors like CO2 emissions, fuel type, and the age of the vehicle. To find out how much car tax you need to pay, simply follow these steps:

  • Input the registration number of the vehicle in the search box above.
  • Press the 'Check Car Tax' button.

The results will show you the tax information specific to your vehicle, including the amount of car tax you need to pay.

How do I pay my vehicle tax?

Paying your vehicle tax and checking its status can be done quickly and easily. To do so, follow these steps:

  • Locate the reference number required to tax your vehicle. This number can be found on a recent DVLA reminder (V11) or warning letter, your vehicle's logbook (V5C) if it's in your name, or a green 'new keeper' slip if you recently purchased the vehicle.
  • To check if the vehicle tax has been paid, when the vehicle was taxed, and future tax rates, simply input the registration number of the vehicle in the search box above and press the 'Check Car Tax' button. You'll see the tax class and other relevant information.
  • If the car tax has not been paid yet, you can pay online at

Can I get a car tax refund if I'm selling my car?

Yes, you can get a car tax refund if you're selling your car. When you notify the DVLA that you've sold, transferred, or taken your vehicle off the road, you'll automatically receive a refund for any full months of remaining tax. The refund will be sent to the registered keeper's address, and it usually takes around 4-6 weeks to process. Make sure your details are up-to-date with the DVLA to ensure you receive your refund without any issues.

Which vehicles are exempt from vehicle tax?

There are several types of vehicles that are exempt from vehicle tax in the UK. These include:

  • Electric vehicles - Electric cars and vans are exempt from paying vehicle tax.
  • Vehicles over 40 years old - Cars and vans registered before 1 January 1983 are exempt from vehicle tax.
  • Vehicles used by disabled people - Vehicles used by disabled people that meet specific criteria may be exempt from vehicle tax.
  • Historic vehicles - Vehicles that are of historical interest and are over 40 years old are exempt from vehicle tax.
  • Mobility scooters - Mobility scooters used on the road are exempt from vehicle tax.
  • Vehicles used for agriculture, horticulture, forestry, and fisheries - Vehicles used for these purposes may be exempt from vehicle tax.

It's important to note that even if your vehicle is exempt from vehicle tax, you still need to register it with the DVLA and keep it insured.

What is a SORN?

A SORN, or Statutory Off Road Notification, is a declaration made to the DVLA to declare that a vehicle is not being driven or parked on public roads and is instead kept off-road.

When do I need to make a SORN declaration?

You need to make a SORN declaration if your vehicle is not taxed and kept off-road. This could be because it's being repaired, in storage, or being scrapped.

Contact the DVLA for help with vehicle tax

If you need help with your vehicle tax, there are several ways to contact the DVLA:

Phone - You can contact the DVLA's vehicle tax service by phone at 0300 123 4321. This service is available from Monday to Friday, 8 AM to 7 PM, and on Saturdays, 8 AM to 2 PM.

OnPne - The DVLA provides an onPne service for vehicle tax-related queries. You can access this service through their website.

Post - If you prefer to send a letter, you can write to the DVLA at the following address:

SA99 1AR

Whether you have questions about vehicle tax payments, exemptions, refunds, or other related matters, the DVLA can provide the assistance you need.