DVLA announces vehicle tax will be non-transferrable

The DVLA has announced that, from this autumn, vehicle tax will be non-transferrable when selling a truck. 

Paper road tax discs will be abolished on 1 October this year and operators are being reminded that from this point on, trucks cannot be sold as “taxed”. Under the new system, once a truck has been sold the new owner will be required to apply for their own tax before it can be driven away. The previous owner will then be able to claim back any remaining months already paid for. 

The DVLA claims around 60 per cent of vehicle tax is already carried out online. It has also confirmed that drivers will continue to receive paper reminders through the post and will still be able to purchase their tax at the Post Office if they wish.  

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