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How to apply for DVLA tax disc refund

Drivers on public roads in the UK are required to payDriver and Vehicle Licensing Agency’s (DVLA) road tax once a year for the year ahead and renew DVLA car tax accordingly. If you take your car off the road or your car has recently changed ownership, been stolen or scrapped, you may have paid road tax (also known as vehicle excise duty) for a period which the car was not being taxed. In this case, you may be eligible for DVLA tax disc and refund.

DVLA tax disc and refund

You may apply for DVLA tax disc refund if your vehicle is not in the process ofhaving its registration number transferred or retained.Hand in your tax disc and refund applicationto yournearest DVLA local office or post your application to the DVLA in Swansea. Apply for a refund before the first day of the month for which you want your refund to begin to ensure you get refunded the full amount.

Applying for a refund with your DVLA tax disc

If you still have your DVLA task disc, apply for a refund by filling form V14 'Application for a refund of vehicle tax when you have the tax disc' online. The form can be found on the direct.gov.uk website at taxdisc.direct.gov.uk/EvlPortalApp/app/home/intro?skin=directgov. Print and sign the form, attach your tax disc and post it to the DVLA in Swansea at its address: Swansea, SA99 1AL.

If you would rather fill out form V14 by hand, download the form from direct.gov.uk/prod_consum_dg/groups/dg_digitalassets/@dg/@en/@motor/documents/digitalasset/dg_065248.pdf and print it out. Alternatively, go to any local Post Offices and you may obtain the form from there. Fill in the form, sign it, attach your tax disc and post it to the DVLA in Swansea at its address: Swansea, SA99 1AL.

Applying for a refund without your DVLA tax disc

If you don’t have your tax disc either because it was stolen or lost, fill out form V33 'Application for a refund of vehicle tax when the tax disc is missing.' Form V33 is only available at a DVLA local office or by phoning 0870 240 0010. Itmust be filled in, signed and posted to a different address provided by your customer attendant. Be patient when waiting for your refund to arrive. DVLA tax disc refund take about three to six weeks to process.

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