Frequent question: Do motor Traders have to tax cars?

Can a trader drive a car without tax?

As far as vehicle tax goes, you can drive vehicles without tax providing that you have valid trade plates.

Do traders have to Sorn cars?

You do not need to make a SORN on a vehicle if you’re a motor trader or vehicle tester and all the following apply: it’s only temporarily in your possession (until you sell it) … the registered keeper has notified DVLA that the vehicle has been sold or transferred to you.

Can I drive an untaxed car on trade plates?

Trade plates cannot be used on unroadworthy vehicles. … All unroadworthy vehicles must be transported. The law allows an untaxed vehicle to be driven to and from a pre-arranged MoT. without a trade plate.

Can a motor trader tax a car for a customer?

Yes. A motor trader will still be able to tax a vehicle on behalf of a customer using a V5C/2 before the customer drives it away.

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Do you get 14 days grace for road tax?

There are no longer any grace periods for car tax. When paper discs were still in existence, there used to be a five-day grace period to allow the new tax disc to arrive in the post. However, now that the process has moved online, the grace period has been axed.

What happens if caught without road tax?

It is has become extremely difficult to avoid paying tax due to monthly database checks carried out on all vehicles. You will be fined if you are found to be driving without road tax, and, if you do not pay, a County Court judgment can be issued or authorities may clamp, tow or even crush your vehicle.

Can you drive a SORN car to MOT without insurance?

Can you drive a SORN car to an MOT station without insurance? Quite simply – no. You cannot drive a car to an MOT station without insurance – and if you do, you could be subject to prosecution, fixed-penalty fines – and possibly even have your car confiscated and destroyed.

Is it illegal to drive a SORN car?

You can only drive a vehicle with a SORN on a public road to go to or from a pre-booked MOT or other testing appointment. … Additionally, it’s illegal to drive a vehicle without a valid MOT.

Can a motor trader tax a car without v5?

Can I tax a car without a log book? No, you can’t tax a car without a log book as you need the 11-digit reference number. If you’re a new keeper of the car and you don’t have a V5C in your name yet, then you can use your green new keeper slip and tax the car using the 12-digit reference number.

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Can you carry passengers on trade plates?

Trade plates should not be used on a vehicle that is carrying passengers for hire and reward as the purposes for a trade licence being issued does not allow passengers to be carried on a commercial or personal basis.

Can you drive an uninsured car on trade plates?

To summarise, yes you can drive an uninsured vehicle that was uninsured prior to you driving the vehicle, which is now insured because your motor trade insurance policy details that it is.

Can I tax a car with trade insurance?

You can tax a car on a trader’s policy without the logbook in your name but only once. The next time it needs to be a new V5. It is also worth noting that almost all trade policies include an element of SD&P – so people can take demo cars home etc. so they are not, technically, merely in posession for business.

Can I tax a car without being the registered keeper?

You can only tax the vehicle if you are the owner, as a V5C only proves you are the registered keeper of said vehicle. The Government website reads: “If you buy a vehicle that doesn’t have a V5C vehicle registration certificate (log book), you may not be able to tax it.

Do I have to notify DVLA when I sell my car?

When you sell or transfer your vehicle you must notify the DVLA straight away using the V5C part of your registration document. Remember by law, it is the seller’s responsibility to tell the DVLA about the change of keeper. If you don’t do this you commit an offence and you will still be liable for the vehicle.

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