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Taxing your car

When you take delivery of your new Motability Scheme car it will already be taxed for the first year. If you live in Great Britain or Northern Ireland we will then arrange for your car to be taxed each year throughout your lease agreement (unless you have chosen to pay tax privately).

Can I check if my car is taxed?

Yes, go to in new window , click on 'Check now' and enter the registration number and make of your car. Bear in mind that the online record will only be updated with new taxation details about a week before your current tax is due to expire. Alternatively you can call the DVLA on 0300 790 6802

If you are sent a Vehicle Registration Document (V5c) or Vehicle Licence Application (V11) from the DVLA, please call our Customer Services team on 0300 456 4566 as soon as possible as this is a good indication that we haven’t been able to tax your car.

Please note, the DVLA don’t send emails or text messages asking you to confirm personal details or payment information. Find out more on the websiteOpens in new window .

Customers living in the Isle of Man

If you live in the Isle of Man you are responsible for renewing the vehicle tax each year of your agreement. As a recipient of the higher rate mobility allowance, your Motability Scheme car will automatically receive the benefit of a Vehicle Excise Duty (VED) exemption, however your Certificate of Entitlement must be valid.

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Proof of tax exemption and free parking entitlements

Proof of tax exemption or free parking entitlements is stipulated by the relevant local authority for each area. You should check the parking guidelines and contact the relevant local authority in advance, to find out how they are identifying vehicles that are exempt from parking charges.

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