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Check Your Car Tax Due Date

Car tax, also known as road tax, VED and road fund license, is annual government taxation made by anyone in the possession of a roadworthy vehicle. The amount to pay varies with the type of vehicle and the amount of CO2 emissions it produces. The DVLA car tax goes directly to the Exchequer.

The purpose of the car tax is to collect money from vehicle owners and fund government-backed projects and initiatives to the benefit of all. Electric cars typically pay no car tax, motorcycles pay less and higher-end vehicles tend to pay more. Several different bands decide what type of taxation your car is subject to, depending on the date the vehicle was first registered. Diesel cars are subject to an added tier of taxation.

The first year of a VED is calculated largely based on emissions, while later years have a flat rate of £135 – £145. The car tax can be paid by anyone for anyone else, so long as it’s paid regularly. It’s possible to get exemptions if you belong to certain categories, or refunds if your car got scrapped and had unused car tax.

Wondering when your next payment is due? Use our tool above to check your car tax right now!

Benefits of using Regit car tax checker

Check Your Car Tax Due Date

Check when your car tax (or vehicle excise duty) is due with our easy and intuitive checker tool.

DVLA Tax Reminders

only will we tell you when your tax is due to expire, but we will also set timely reminders to remind you in the future. Failure to have valid tax on your car can lead to fines and even prosecution.

Tax Check by Registration

Our service enables you to quickly retrieve your expiry date by registration. Unfortunately, without this we cannot check your date. However, you can still avail of our unique reminder service.

What about SORN?

If you don’t want to continue driving your vehicle(s), you need to tell DVLA if it’s going to be off the road for more than 6 months, this is called submitting a SORN or “Statutory Off Road Notification”.

Make a wise choice and submit a SORN to DVLA online. DVLA is the agency responsible for your vehicle's tax, MOT, and other services like telling the DVLA you're taking your vehicle off the road. It's easy to set up and saves you money in the long run.

Make a SORN by following this link.

Frequently Asked Questions

Check your cars’ tax by inputting your registration number in the above field. It is also possible to get more information on your car’s current tax rates, by using the 11-digit reference number from your V5C. This service is completely free to use.

You may tax your car by using a reference number from a V11 or warning letter from the DVLA, a V5C in your name or a new keeper slip from a freshly bought vehicle. Keep in mind that you must tax your vehicle, even if it is exempt.

You may be exempt if your car is registered as off the road (SORN). Additionally, vehicles used by and for persons with disabilities, historic vehicles, mobility scooters and powered wheelchairs, electrical vehicles and vehicles used for agriculture, horticulture and forestry, as well as mowing machines, are all exempt from paying car tax.

If your car isn’t taxed, you will automatically be issued a fine of £80 and a warning. Paying the fine within 28 days will halve it, but not settling it may lead to going to court and facing a maximum penalty of £1,000. Make sure to check your car’s tax ahead of time to avoid unpleasant surprises.

In case your vehicle is no longer on the road, or in your possession, you may claim a refund for any full months of car road tax you’ve already paid. However, no refund is possible for credit card fees and the amount will be based on the lowest of either your first tax payment or the second rate of tax payment.