If you’re no longer using your vehicle or have sold or transferred it to someone else, you may be eligible for a road tax refund. Claiming back the remaining months of your road tax can help you save money and avoid unnecessary expenses.
Here’s how to claim back the remaining months of your road tax in the UK:
Step 1: Gather the necessary information
Before you can claim a road tax refund, you’ll need to gather some important information about your vehicle and your personal details. This includes:
- The vehicle’s registration certificate (V5C)
- The vehicle’s tax disc (if applicable)
- Your personal details, including your name, address, and contact information
- The reason for the refund, such as if you’ve sold or transferred the vehicle, or if it’s been written off or scrapped.
Step 2: Fill out the V14 form
To claim a road tax refund, you’ll need to fill out a V14 form. This form is available online or from your local Post Office. You’ll need to provide information about the vehicle, your personal details, and the reason for the refund.
Make sure to include all relevant information, including the date of the sale or transfer, the name and address of the new owner, or the name of the insurance company if the vehicle has been written off or scrapped.
Step 3: Send the form and documents to the DVLA
Once you’ve filled out the V14 form, you’ll need to send it to the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) along with your vehicle’s registration certificate (V5C) and tax disc (if applicable).
Make sure to include all required documents and information to ensure that your refund is processed as quickly as possible. You may want to send the documents via recorded delivery to ensure that they are received by the DVLA.
Step 4: Wait for the refund to be processed
After the DVLA has received your application, it may take up to 6 weeks for your refund to be processed. You’ll receive a refund for any full months of remaining tax, as well as a refund for any days left in the current month.
It’s important to note that you can’t claim a road tax refund if you’ve paid for a month or less of tax, or if you’re only changing the tax class of your vehicle. Additionally, you can’t claim a refund for any late licensing penalties that you may have incurred.
Claiming back the remaining months of your road tax in the UK is a simple process that can help you save money and avoid unnecessary expenses. By following these steps and providing all required information, you can ensure that your refund is processed quickly and efficiently. If you have any questions about the process, don’t hesitate to contact the DVLA for assistance.