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How can I check when road tax is due?

Simply enter the registration number above of any vehicle registered in Great Britain and receive a free initial Total Car Check report showing when its road tax is due.

What road tax information is provided?

Our free check confirms if the vehicle is currently taxed or not and how many days it has been taxed for. We also tell you the cost and the vehicle’s CO2 output which determines the amount due.

What is vehicle excise duty?

Vehicle excise duty (VED) is the formal name for road tax. A duty is a specific tax placed on a good or service such as a vehicle.

How do I tax a vehicle?

You will need to have the vehicle’s registration reference number which is found on the pink V5C registration certificate, or a tax reminder sent by the DVLA. The easiest and quickest way to tax a vehicle is by doing so online using the tax your vehicle service.

Where can I find current road tax rates?

The Government provides vehicle tax rates tables which set out the cost of taxing all vehicles. This includes cars and vehicles registered before 1 April 2017 and cars registered between 1 March 2001 and 31 March 2017.

Is road tax changing?

Road tax rates usually change annually on 1st April every year. Currently zero emission cars and vans are exempt from paying road tax because they emit no carbon at the tailpipe. But from 2025 the Government has plans to start charging a low rate of tax in the first year of registration for zero emission cars and vans and a standard rate every year after.

What about GOV.UK’s tax check?

The Government does provide a check if a vehicle is taxed service. This will tell you if a vehicle is taxed or not. But it doesn’t tell you how much tax is due or provide other useful information about the vehicle. Total Car Check’s reports provide comprehensive information covering the full specification of a vehicle and its history.

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50+ checks are performed including:

  • Stolen check (Police & insurance)
  • Written off vehicle check
  • Outstanding Finance check
  • MOT history records
  • All plate changes
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