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Fined for not taxing on time!!

Discussion in 'General Banter' started by Warrior, Mar 1, 2012.

  1. Warrior

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    Having had company cars, lease cars and only a handful of vehicles of my own, i've never had a 'spare' car and as my Zed was off the road and under wraps didn't see a problem leaving payment of the tax, which was due on 1st February til today the 1st March.

    Now I learn that I could be subject to a £40 or £80 fine as I didn't SORN it.

    Ooops :mad:) :ymblushing:
     
  2. GazHyde

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    It's all automatically issued by computer so you can't escape it any more... Doesn't really seem like the worst crime in the world, but no doubt the treasury will be happy with the extra income :((

    Gary,

    I will try and call you tomorrow honest, not forgotten I owe you a phone call ;)
     
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    Is £40/month not cheaper than some tax rates?

    Not as cheap as SORN, though.
     
  4. Boysie

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    I havent read the small print recently
    i did wonder was it a crime not to display your tax
    As they go by your registration and computer these days
    I often forget to display the tax disc

    I wont forget with my new tax holder now :D
     
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    How can you forget to display it, where do you keep it b-(
     
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    The offence is still "failure to display".

    You may get a reduced sentence if you could prove you bought it before the beginning of the month, but you will still be guilty.
     
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    if you bought the disk but forgot to swap it they usually give you a 10 day producing order and a slap on the wrists. Had a friend that forgot to swap them over and they checked on the database which said it was indeed taxed. they let him go but told him to take the new disk/proof of ownership/insurance docs to the local station or he'd be fined for failing to display.
     
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    I put it on the side in envelope and forget
    As the cars in the Garage , I'll do that later mode
    :D :D
     
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    My tax runs out on my motorbike at the end of Dec every year and I don't get the bike out until April. The last 2 years I havent changed the tax disc and I've never been stopped.
     
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    i have never displayed my tax disc on the bike. Too easy to steal. Always have it in the inside pocket of the leathers though.!

    BS
     
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    With any luck the law-makers will actually do something sensible and make it "failure to buy VED or inform of SORN". After all, ANPR cameras aren't checking the tax disc you are displaying, are they?

    They could save the money it costs to process all those little bits of paper.

    Just need to overcome the cloning problem.
     
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    We would need beer mats to go in the tax disc holders then :) I knew someone who used to do that when I was a kid ;)
     
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    ANPR Cameras are not doing anything...................my daughter nearly got abducted a few months ago, the local bobbies said they had not got time to go through the ANPR data, as there were only three complaints..............eh! what logic is that, three possible abductions and they can't be bothered............feel sorry for the parents that are not so lucky........
     
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    Good news...........no Fine....

    Phoned the local collection office and nothing on the system so all clear. :ymdevil:

    I had me begging voice on standby as well ;)
     
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    What a bloody archaic system that is...... /:)
    Sorry if I sound patronizing but I left the UK when I was seventeen.

    Over here, road tax is coupled with your car registration, so as soon as the car is in your name, you get to pay.
    You can either pay for a year, which is cheaper, or pay quarterly and the amount depends on where you reside in the country, believe it or not.... :-\
     
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    Absolutely agree HT I used to live in Germany and it's a much better system, are you like them, metal disc that forms part of your number plate ?
     
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    No Snoops, car is registered in your name and your address and ( after you get the letter) your bank account number.

    Don't pay it and they come down on you like a ton of bricks.
     
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    You must have a much tighter system of registering cars then Mike, not sure a system like that would work here.

    The system in Germany, albeit it was quite some time ago, was the metal disk formed part of your actual number plate and you could only get those made up in very tightly controlled outlets. No disk in number plate was very very obvious as there was a big hole. No number plates - even more obvious. It's rubbish our system, albeit it's been better since you can do everything on line and all the checks for your insurance and MOT are done when you apply but it doesn't catch the dodgers.
     
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    If they included the road tax in the fuel tax
    we wouldnt have to pay road tax
    just the saving in paperwork would be millions
    :coolsteer)
     
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    Untaxed cars are not the problem in the UK. It's uninsured cars that we have to worry about.

    The favoured scam is to insure the car to get a tax disc then cancel the insurance when this is done.
     

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