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Offline Paul Dawkins

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Historic Vehicle taxation class
« on: March 31, 2017, 12:46:08 PM »
The Historic Vehicle taxation class is now a ‘rolling’ system once again, meaning that a vehicle that’s 40 or more years old can be reclassified as ‘historic’ and eligible for free car tax (VED). In this instance, it applies to the vehicle’s production date rather than the date of first registration – an important point to bear in mind if you can prove that your particular car sat unregistered for a year or two before hitting the road for the first time.

The rolling system updates occur each April. For example, April 2016 sees all vehicles built prior to 1 January, 1976 eligible for Historic Vehicle car tax. This means all 1975-produced cars can be reclassified. April 2017 will see this change to all pre-1977 vehicles, and so on.

If your classic is eligible to be reclassified as a Historic Vehicle, go to Section 7 of your V5C and complete the Tax Class section, altering it to ‘historic’. Then sign and date the bottom of that page and take your V5C along to a VED-issuing Post Office, complete with a completed V10 car tax application form and your MoT certificate. The Post Office will issue your car tax free of charge (as a Historic Vehicle) and will send your V5C to the DVLA. You’ll then receive a replacement V5C in the post, plus a cheque for any unexpired (previously paid for) VED.

Here is the DVLA V10 form to print off.
https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/359928/V10_220714.pdf
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Re: Historic Vehicle taxation class
« Reply #1 on: March 31, 2017, 01:34:32 PM »
I will be doing mine tomorrow so will let you all know how it goes.
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« Reply #2 on: March 31, 2017, 01:58:05 PM »
Thanks Paul

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« Reply #3 on: March 31, 2017, 06:49:24 PM »
And to add, black and silver number plates if you so wish
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« Reply #4 on: March 31, 2017, 06:53:06 PM »
Thank you for the clarification Paul, the RD is already " Historic" the other bike will have to wait another 10 years
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« Reply #5 on: March 31, 2017, 06:55:58 PM »
So if I am reading this right my RD400E (USA import) will be tax free from April 2018, the date of first registration in the log book is 1/8/1977? :-\
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« Reply #6 on: March 31, 2017, 06:58:09 PM »
That is as I understand it as well
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« Reply #7 on: April 01, 2017, 06:17:07 AM »
Correct as long as they don't change the rolling years.
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« Reply #8 on: April 01, 2017, 07:19:15 AM »
Paul. Thanks for the clarification. How do I prove the manufacture date of my rd400c which was first registered in june 1978. Its a uk bike. Matching numbers 1A3- 00475*. Would a dating certificate from you prove this. Cheers

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« Reply #9 on: April 01, 2017, 12:15:01 PM »
Went to my local Post Office this morning, and got my 1976 RD changed to Historic and "taxed" there and then. Took about 1 minute and didn't have to fill in any additional forms or even show my MOT, so nice and easy......

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« Reply #10 on: April 01, 2017, 01:59:59 PM »
I did the same, they did not need the V10 form or the MOT, they just kept my V5 to send to DVLA and gave me a receipt saying my bike was now taxed. Nice to get a bit back from the government.
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« Reply #11 on: April 07, 2017, 06:36:07 PM »
And to add, black and silver number plates if you so wish


Is this right thought it was a year thing?
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« Reply #12 on: April 07, 2017, 09:01:07 PM »
And to add, black and silver number plates if you so wish


Is this right thought it was a year thing?

Yeh,  1973, [ L reg] was last of the black plates,

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« Reply #13 on: April 07, 2017, 09:32:02 PM »
it now rolls with the tax free exemption
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« Reply #14 on: April 08, 2017, 12:00:23 AM »
And to add, black and silver number plates if you so wish
Is this right thought it was a year thing?
Yeh,  1973, [ L reg] was last of the black plates,
Nope, you are wrong... Any historic Vehicle can now display Black and silver plates on a rolling year basis the same as the historic tax. I have it from the horses mouth

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