Steps To Renew The Tax Disc Online

Steps to renew car tax online

The tax disc in the UK is a circular document that is a proof of the payment of tax for use of the public highways of UK. The disc must be displayed on all road vehicles. While the process to buy or renew the tax disc until now was available only through the Post Office, it is now available online as well. Here are the steps to renew the tax disc online:

  1. You must use the DVLA (Driving and Vehicle Licensing Agency) website to renew the car tax disc online. You must have your renewal reminder number ready or you may keep the 16-digit reference number ready.
  2. on the website click on “Apply for a tax disc now”. The page has certain questions, the answers to which should be “Yes” in order to enable you to renew the tax online. Any negative answers in the check box would mean that you would have to apply through the Post Office.
  3. click “Next” once the page formalities are complete. You must now enter the 16-digit reference number in the space provided. Click “Next”.
  4. once the reference number is provided, the site automatically checks the vehicle details and provides it on the screen. You must check the details including the car registration number, the make and model of the car, the tax class and the date from when the new license would be applicable.
  5. once the MOT certificate and car insurance is validated, you may proceed to choose the type of renewal needed. This could be for six months or 12 months.
  6. you may now make the payment through a debit or credit card. If you are using a credit card to make the payment, there is an additional charge of 2.50 pound. You must enter your cell phone number and email address.
  7. review the tax disc application and click “Next” when satisfied with all the details. Check out when the page tells that the application is successful. An email confirming your renewal would be sent and the tax disc would arrive in five working days by mail.

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