There is a variance in tax policies implemented by different nations. This is because a nation needs to collect revenue for it to survive. Among others, UK has implemented road taxes as one of the ways to increase their revenue. As with the new system introduced on 1st April 2018, once you get to purchase a diesel car, you will be required to pay between 15 and 500 Euros for the first year. This article elaborates an in-depth of UK road tax policy.
Tax that is imposed on drivers of diesel vehicles will be higher than that of drivers of petrol vehicles. This is because diesel vehicles emit more fumes as compared to petrol automobiles. After the tax review, the less emitting diesel vehicles received a 20 Euros tax and for the more emitting diesel engine, a 500 Euros fine was added. Since 2015, road tax fines have been imposed all over the UK to enhance equity.
There are various methods that you can use so as to get a notification on when the deadline for road fine approaches. There is the introduction of DVLA which sends a notification to registered users to alarm them that the road tax renewal rate is fast approaching. On the other hand, you can visit the website and check whether your automobile has been taxed. Your car registration number is the key to access all the road tax numerical and dates.
The other thing that you should know is that there is no transfer of road fines between automobiles. This implies that the extra road fine for the unused period will not be of help. Even if the car that you purchase had been paid for the road tax, upon new ownership the previous tax will be termed void and you will need to carry out a new application and payment. The extra amount can be reclaimed only if the previous owner files for a refund. The only catch is that on the month of the selling transaction, the government will receive the road tax for the similar car on two occasions.
If you fall on the side of road tax evasion, once caught the consequences are likely to be severe. First and foremost you will receive an 80 Euros fine for the offence committed. If you agree to obey the fine repayment order and make to pay within the first 28 days, you are at a position to receive a fine reduction. For those who shill delay in paying the after fine, you may face court charges and get a 1000 Euros fine.