Taxation class confusion. (6 replies)
My Mk3 S V5 has 'historic vehicle' as the tax class.
My Mini 1000 registered in the same month and also on a J plate has 'private light goods' as the tax class.
Just trying to avoid the dreaded DVLA phone call and see if I can learn anything on here.
Does the tax class have to read 'historic vehicle' to be tax exempt and if so is there a logical explanation as to why 2 cars of the similar registration (J plate) and year/month (August '71) should show different classes?
Also; is the tax exemption classed by date of first registration as per V5 or the plate letter, ie, K plate the last tax exempt reg or Jan '73 the last date for tax exempt. ?
For a car to qualify for Historic Vehicle status and therefore tax exemption, it must have been built on or before 31 December 1972. Therefore, many cars registered in early 1973couldqualify.
Your PLG tax class Mini has not been taxed for the road since the new taxation classes were introduced. When you put it on the road, you will have to go to the local DVLO office to get the taxation class changed. After that you will be able to tax it at the local post office as normal.
Hope that helps 🙂
The car probably hasn't been used for a number of years.
Next time you tax the car you will need to apply via your local Vehicle Registration Office who will relieve you of the V5 and change the tax class to 'Historic'. If it is currently taxed you can claim back the license fee paid.
Thanks for the conclusive replies guys...Much appreciated as always.
The government leave it up to the owner toorganisethe change intaxation class on there vehicle, i have met a couple of nice old ladies who were still paying thier road tax.