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Tax discs - the latest!

You may have heard that from 1 October 2014, the DVLA will no longer be issuing tax discs . Instead the DVLA will have an electronic record of the tax status of your car.

Because you wanted to know how this may affect the current process of taxing your car (amongst other questions), we’ve put together a series of FAQs to help you understand what this means.

Our most popular query has been about how you can prove you are entitled to free parking without a tax disc. Currently, no standard rules have been announced. Some councils have advised they will use the visual inspection of a Blue Badge to decide if a vehicle is eligible for free parking, whereas others have agreed that wardens will check with the DVLA. If you have a query about a particular car park, speak to your local council to find out how they will check the eligibility of vehicles for free parking.

For more information about the new vehicle tax changes, visit our FAQs section and use the search to search for ‘tax’ or ‘tax disc’. Our FAQs include:

  • Why the DVLA is no longer issuing tax discs
  • What will happen when tax discs are no longer valid
  • How you can make sure your car is taxed

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