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Car Tax Check For Free

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Published on 14 November 2022


Is My Car Taxed?

Road tax is enforced by the DVLA, and drivers who fail to pay could receive a fine of up to £1,000.

It is very easy to check your vehicle’s tax status using the Government’s free online vehicle tax checker tool.


Government Tax Checker Tool

  • Enter the registration of the car you want to check 
  • Check the car details are correct, and click Yes if they are.
  • Click the continue button


You will then see a screen similar to the image shown below.  The green area on the left advises when the vehicle tax is next due. The green area to the right advises when your MOT is due to expire.

Vehicles Exempt From Road Tax

The following types of vehicles are exempt from tax.  You still have to tax your vehicle, but it does not cost you anything.

historic vehicles

Vehicles made before 1 January 1982 are exempt.

electric vehicles

The electricity must come from an external source or an electric storage battery not connected to any source of power when the vehicle is moving to be exempt.

vehicles used by a disabled person

You can claim disability exemption when you apply for vehicle tax.

disabled passenger vehicles

Vehicles (apart from ambulances) used by organisations providing transport for disabled people are exempt.

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