On Wed, 10 Jun 2020 at 07:59:35, Tony Smith Gloucestershire
Post by Tony Smith Gloucestershire
Clive, I had a letter from the tax people yesterday telling me to get an MOT certificate.
I've seen this discussed somewhere (might have been UMRA): the various
parts of government not being in very good communication with each
other; you need an MOT to renew your car tax, but the tax part of the
government isn't in very good touch with the DVLA - or, the car tax
people send out reminders IIRR about a month ahead, whereas I think I've
heard that the DVLA only apply the six-month extension about a week
Go online (the tax letter has notes on how), and proceed through the car
tax renewal process - take care, but I don't _think_ they take the money
unless you _can_ go ahead. (Or ring them up, but I'm not sure whether
it's a freephone number, and is probably busy.) It _might_ not let you
go ahead until the last week though.
If you think the car will pass anyway, and your local testing station is
open, arguably worth doing anyway - I imagine they'll be busier in the
following six months (and even if not, you might want to avoid it
falling in December anyway).
J. P. Gilliver. UMRA: 1960/<1985 MB++G()AL-IS-Ch++(p)***@T+H+Sh0!:`)DNAf
Never make the same mistake twice...there are so many new ones to make!