Quick Answer: How Do You Tax A Car You Have Just Bought?

Can you drive a car without tax if you just bought it?

If you’ve just bought a car and it still has valid tax, you can drive it home then tax it in your own name.

This should be done as soon as possible.

If the car isn’t taxed and is declared as SORN, you must tax it before driving it home.

Do I need to tax my car as soon as I buy it?

Instead, you have to tax it yourself. And here’s the kicker: you’ll have to make the purchase before you can drive the vehicle. There is no grace period. If the vehicle is already registered in your name, you can use the 11-digit reference number on the log book (or V5C to give it its true title).

Can a car dealer tax a car for me?

Dealers can no longer tax your car for you

Dealers can still tax the car for you by using your name and address and the V5C/2 registration – sometimes called a New Keeper Supplement, and applying either online, over the phone or at the local post office.

What documents do you need to tax a car?

Tax your vehicle

  • Vehicle documents. You’ll need one of the following: Your V5C logbook or your V5C/2 if you’ve just bought the vehicle.
  • Other documents. Along with your vehicle document, you’ll need to bring the following:
  • Payment. There are plenty of ways to pay: