Immediate Tax on Purchase

B. Adams made this Freedom of Information request to Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency

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Dear Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency,

From 1 October 2014 it was no longer possible to transfer the benefit of vehicle tax to the new keeper when a vehicle was sold and the person buying a vehicle would always need to license it immediately.

Request ... Could you provide the definition of "immediately" as contained in the legislation, or if there is none then how the DVLA guidance defines this term.

I ask this in relation to how a person can purchase a vehicle privately or otherwise and then legally drive it home. i.e. is there any grace allowed in the term immediately?

Yours faithfully,

B. Adams

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Dear Sir/Madam

Thank you for your e-mail requesting information. The DVLA are dealing with your request under the terms of The Freedom of Information Act 2000.

Your request has been given reference number: FOIR4648.

You should receive a reply to your request no later than 26 June 2015. If you have any further questions or enquiries on this request please quote the reference number.

Thanks & Regards,

David A Morgan
Freedom of Information Team
Data Sharing & Protection Group | Strategy, Policy and Communications Group | D16 | DVLA | Swansea | SA6 7JL
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Dear Sir/Madam,

Please find attached the reply to your Freedom of Information request FOIR4648.

Thanks & Regards,

David A Morgan
Freedom of Information Team
Data Sharing & Protection Group | Strategy, Policy and Communications Group | D16 | DVLA | Swansea | SA6 7JL
Twitter: @dvlagovuk

8 June 2015 - the counterpart is abolished.
Find out more at: www.gov.uk/dvla/nomorecounterpart
Twitter: @dvlagovuk  |  Facebook: dvlagovuk  |  YouTube: dvlagov

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J Newman left an annotation ()

Yet another example of where the "authorities" have not fully thought something through.