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Re: DHC Free Road Tax 2021

Postby stevie_a » 08 Apr 2021 21:09

Through one of my FB pages i run i asked the question

Tax it online and you just have to tick a box declaring you have not modified vehicle and declare mot exemption
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Re: DHC Free Road Tax 2021

Postby seven » 09 Apr 2021 12:54

busheytrader wrote:Mine was on SORN for about 2 months before I applied for historic status and historic tax simultaneously. The lady at my post Office was very switched on and I don’t see my area chock full of 40 year old cars either


I sorned my TR7 a few years ago, I have the sorn statement, however DVLA wouldn't except it because they said the car has been off the road before the requirements where changed :roll:
As it is still classed as untaxed they can't change this unless I tax it.
I am going to phone them again and see if I can get this issue sorted.
I'll keep you up dated.
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Re: DHC Free Road Tax 2021

Postby CamGTS » 09 Apr 2021 13:20

clear as mud then.........
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Re: DHC Free Road Tax 2021

Postby saabfast » 09 Apr 2021 15:43

They do seem have made it all as obscure as possible when it should be easy.
Mine is currently SORN and I have sent the pack of forms to DVLA so will see what happens. If necessary I will tax for a month and then cancel it once it is registered as tax free but I hope there will not be a problem as it wastes a lot of time sending things backwards and forwards.
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Re: DHC Free Road Tax 2021

Postby busheytrader » 10 Apr 2021 11:01

First road tax free miles today :D Not many, but enough to have a bunch of roofers give the wedge a thumbs up.

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Re: DHC Free Road Tax 2021

Postby seven » 15 Apr 2021 11:54

busheytrader wrote:First road tax free miles today :D Not many, but enough to have a bunch of roofers give the wedge a thumbs up.


Hope they weren't wolf whistles as well from the roofers, that could get them into serious trouble :lol:
Triumph TR7 DHC '81
Triumph 2.5 Estate '73
Triumph 2.5PI Saloon '69
Mercedes SLK250 '14
Mercedes SL55 AMG '02
Mercedes E320 '05
Mitsubishi Canter '01
Volvo 262c '78
Peugeot J5 '91
Kawasaki GPZ '93

The car is unable to handle my driving capabilities

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Re: DHC Free Road Tax 2021

Postby seven » 15 Apr 2021 12:21

saabfast wrote:They do seem have made it all as obscure as possible when it should be easy.
Mine is currently SORN and I have sent the pack of forms to DVLA so will see what happens. If necessary I will tax for a month and then cancel it once it is registered as tax free but I hope there will not be a problem as it wastes a lot of time sending things backwards and forwards.


Hopefully I'll have some more luck now after speaking to DVLA on the phone.
I have downloaded the correct V10 and sent everything off to the Taxation Department along with the build sheet and V10 and Logbook. Fingers crossed :)
Triumph TR7 DHC '81
Triumph 2.5 Estate '73
Triumph 2.5PI Saloon '69
Mercedes SLK250 '14
Mercedes SL55 AMG '02
Mercedes E320 '05
Mitsubishi Canter '01
Volvo 262c '78
Peugeot J5 '91
Kawasaki GPZ '93

The car is unable to handle my driving capabilities

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Re: DHC Free Road Tax 2021

Postby saabfast » 15 Apr 2021 12:57

Did they say how long it is taking at the moment? I sent my pack as tracked signed for so I know they had it on the 9th April, no change in tax status on the DVLA website as yet. I don't expect anything too fast and have to have an op next week so will not be able to drive it for a few weeks but it would be good to have an idea.
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Re: DHC Free Road Tax 2021

Postby moestr7v8 » 20 Apr 2021 19:43

Hi all, I received my Heritage Certificate today and my car was built on the 10th June 1981 and registered on the 24th June 1982 does this mean that I will have to wait until next April to register the car as Historic?
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Re: DHC Free Road Tax 2021

Postby busheytrader » 20 Apr 2021 20:11

I think so. I don’t know why April is the cut off date. I had to wait until April 2021 to register mine as an historic, as it didn’t turn 40 years old until after April 2020.

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Re: DHC Free Road Tax 2021

Postby moestr7v8 » 20 Apr 2021 20:50

Hi Bushy, thanks for the info it's as I thought another year to wait,oh well after paying road tax for the last 21 years on the old girl what's another year between friends ha ha.
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Re: DHC Free Road Tax 2021

Postby stevie_a » 21 Apr 2021 09:55

moestr7v8 wrote: built on the 10th June 1981 and registered on the 24th June 1982 does this mean that I will have to wait until next April to register the car as Historic?


Yes that is unfortunately correct 1st April 2022 you can register the car as Historic.
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Re: DHC Free Road Tax 2021

Postby moestr7v8 » 21 Apr 2021 22:22

Thanks Stevie, another year lets hope next year not only becomes a free road tax year lets hope Covid19 has decreased enough to let us car nuts get together again ha ha :D :D
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Re: DHC Free Road Tax 2021

Postby stevie_a » 22 Apr 2021 07:24

I think we all can all agreed to that!
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Re: DHC Free Road Tax 2021

Postby seven » 22 Apr 2021 10:20

saabfast wrote:Did they say how long it is taking at the moment? I sent my pack as tracked signed for so I know they had it on the 9th April, no change in tax status on the DVLA website as yet. I don't expect anything too fast and have to have an op next week so will not be able to drive it for a few weeks but it would be good to have an idea.


They didn't give me a time on processing but I should imagine you'll be looking at least 4 to 6 weeks. Fingers crossed though they are getting all the staff back which means they should get through all the back log of car stuff :roll:
Triumph TR7 DHC '81
Triumph 2.5 Estate '73
Triumph 2.5PI Saloon '69
Mercedes SLK250 '14
Mercedes SL55 AMG '02
Mercedes E320 '05
Mitsubishi Canter '01
Volvo 262c '78
Peugeot J5 '91
Kawasaki GPZ '93

The car is unable to handle my driving capabilities

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