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Online Grumpyboy

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Mot exemption
« on: March 17, 2020, 09:44:48 AM »
My bike is registered as tax and MOT exempt.  If I were to get it an Mot would this remove the tax and Mot exemption?
Strange question I know but the OCD part of me would like to continue to have all the Mot certs while not paying any road tax!
Thanks for any advice
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Re: Mot exemption
« Reply #1 on: March 17, 2020, 09:56:14 AM »
No, I don't think it removes the exemption. Its your choice, if you want an MOT, get an MOT.

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Re: Mot exemption
« Reply #2 on: March 17, 2020, 10:36:17 AM »
I THINK (await confirmation!) that tax payable is based on taxation class, in most of our cases this will be Historic Vehicle. This one time change has to be applied for, otherwise you will still be liable for the tax.

I've only done a first time only tax application where a MoT wasn't needed (at the same time as changing the tax status at the post office) and I had to fill in the form that said that a MoT wasn't needed. My guess (and it is only that) is that this form won't need completing for future years, as I should be able to apply online using the reminder.

I agree that a MoT should give you some piece of mind as to the roadworthiness of your bike(s).
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Re: Mot exemption
« Reply #3 on: March 17, 2020, 01:45:48 PM »


My bike is registered as tax and MOT exempt.  If I were to get it an Mot would this remove the tax and Mot exemption?
Strange question I know but the OCD part of me would like to continue to have all the Mot certs while not paying any road tax!
Thanks for any advice

If your bike is in the Historic Taxation Class (and it sounds like yours is) you get "free" road tax and you don't require an MOT. Getting an MOT for piece of mind (or any other reason) will not affect the Historic Taxation Class


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Re: Mot exemption
« Reply #4 on: March 17, 2020, 07:48:27 PM »
I still MOT many tax and MOT exempt bikes, some people like to keep the MOT history for the mileage and piece of mind.
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Re: Mot exemption
« Reply #5 on: March 17, 2020, 08:48:26 PM »
Many thanks to all for your responses.  Probably due to my age there is something comforting about having all the mots for a vehicle, even though I am confident my bike is in a roadworthy condition.   I will get another mot but don’t feel the same need to buy some tax....
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