If you have a tax disc with any months left to run after this date, you can remove it from your windscreen and bin it, if you want to. But to drive your Land Rover or keep it on the road you’ll still need vehicle tax. This applies even if your tax is free.
If you live in Northern Ireland you’ll still need to display your MoT disc.
Tax and SORN can still be applied for at gov.uk/tax-disc using your 16 digit reference number from your vehicle tax renewal reminder (V11) or 11 digit reference number from your log book (V5C).
Buying a Land Rover
From October 1, when you buy a vehicle, the tax will no longer be transferred with the vehicle. You’ll need to get new tax before you can use the vehicle.
You can tax the vehicle using the New Keeper Supplement (V5C/2) part of the vehicle registration certificate (V5C), online or by phone - 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Or you can do it at the Post Office.
Selling a Land Rover
If you sell a vehicle after October 1 and you’ve notified DVLA, you’ll automatically get a refund for any tax left on the vehicle.
You no longer need to make a separate application for a refund of vehicle tax. You’ll automatically get a refund when the DVLA receive notification from the person named on DVLA vehicle register that the:
- vehicle has been sold or transferred
- vehicle has been scrapped at an Automated Treatment Facility
- vehicle has been exported
- vehicle has been removed from the road and the person on the vehicle register has made a Statutory Off Road Notification (SORN)
- person on the vehicle register has changed the tax class on the vehicle to an exempt duty tax class
Paying vehicle tax by Direct Debit
You will also be able to pay by Direct Debit from October 1 (or October 5 if setting up at a Post Office). You can pay monthly, six-monthly or annually, and it's available for anyone needing to tax their vehicle from November 1.
Payments will continue automatically so long as you’ve got a valid MoT, until you tell DVLA to stop taking them or you cancel the Direct Debit. Valid insurance should also be in place for vehicles registered in Northern Ireland.
Checking the tax status of a vehicle
You can check the tax status of any vehicle at gov.uk/check-vehicle-tax. This can also be used for rental vehicles.