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How to tax your car (the complete guide)

Note in car window says 'TAX IN POST'

There have been some significant changes to the Vehicle Excise Duty (VED) regulations in recent years, with more to come in the near future. Here’s our guide to the vehicle tax rules, and answers to some common questions you may have about how to tax your car.

Ultimately, the car tax you pay will differ depending on how environmentally friendly the car is. That’s because the amount of tax you pay on your vehicle is based on the amount of carbon dioxide (CO2) it emits into the atmosphere.

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How to scrap a car

How to scrap a car

Every year in Britain, around one million cars are scrapped. It might be that you’ve decided that scrapping your own car is the best financial option. If that’s the case, then keep reading: this is our guide on everything you need to know about what to do to scrap a car.

Scrapping a car is relatively simple. However, as with all things vehicle-related, there is some paperwork involved.

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How to deal with your cars in the event of a divorce

A divorce can be a difficult time of your life, particularly when it comes to dividing up your assets fairly. Cars often become a point of conjecture, having been used by both members and looked upon with fond memories.

It is important that you are aware of the legal and practical issues surrounding your cars so that you can come to an amicable solution.

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Guide to selling a car of a deceased friend or relative

Selling the car of a deceased relative or friend can be an emotionally draining task, with the various unknown legal and administrative procedures adding to your source of stress. This guide will help you to understand the practicalities a little better, ensuring that you know exactly where you stand.

As an Executor, you need to understand some of the steps involved when a vehicle forms part of an estate, although the family may wish to appoint a solicitor to do this job for you.

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How do I get my car back on the road after SORN?

SORN form

SORN stands for Statutory Off Road Notification. It’s when you take a vehicle ‘off the road’, meaning you no longer intend to drive it, so it doesn’t require tax or insurance. You can find out more about this here.

If you have previously declared SORN on your car, but have decided to return it to the road, the main thing you need to do is get the vehicle taxed again using the 11 digit reference number on the V5C. This can be done online, by phoning the DVLA, or in some Post Office branches.

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