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Offline Brockett

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Road tax query
« on: April 25, 2018, 19:57:10 »
A friend has bought a used bike currently on SORN and had it delivered to his home.
It has no MOT.
He booked it in for an MOT Monday 30th April, he has insured it and will ride to the test garage and back.
Subject to passing the MOT does he have to tax it from Monday , paying for a month for the sake of a day or can he tax it from Tuesday 1st May?
Look at the clock and the calendar.
It'll never be now again.
So just get out and do it.
As fast as you possibly can.

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Re: Road tax query
« Reply #1 on: April 25, 2018, 20:03:18 »
The law is you tax it from the day you take ownership or SORN it. I take it the bike was SORNed at purchase? Assuming it was SORNed you can take it for an MOT but once it has returned home (not via a bimble round England's green and pleasant land) then it must be taxed before going on a public road. Or at least that is how I understand the law to be...!
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Offline Barbel Mick

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Re: Road tax query
« Reply #2 on: April 25, 2018, 20:09:03 »
Have a read of this Dave........
https://www.gov.uk/sorn-statutory-off-road-notification
Note bullet point 4 in the overview (mentioned above by tallpaul ... the new owner needs to make a sorn) then the last paragraph.
I presume it should be insured to ride it to & from the MOT station.
Mick

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Re: Road tax query
« Reply #3 on: April 25, 2018, 20:17:38 »
@Brocket when I picked my bike up from the shop they would not give me the keys till it was taxed same problem had to back date the tax or wait till the next month for the sake of a few days. :thumb:
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Re: Road tax query
« Reply #4 on: April 25, 2018, 21:31:41 »
Same here DLste. Once taxed I was good to go.
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Re: Road tax query
« Reply #5 on: April 25, 2018, 23:16:39 »
 :thumb:
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Re: Road tax query
« Reply #6 on: April 26, 2018, 07:45:50 »
When I bought the SV I didn't think about putting it on SORN and it was a couple of weeks after the V5 came through that they sent me a reminder.
All in, it was 5 weeks from purchase to the warning, so I don't see them plugging in the electric chair for leaving it a couple of days, just don't get caught riding it beyond thr MOT & back.
Seems pearl asbo orange is faster after all....

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Re: Road tax query
« Reply #7 on: April 26, 2018, 09:28:31 »
I agree Mr. Nick but just letting the OP know the facts, it's up to them how to continue. Personally I wouldn't bother with the sorn, I'd take it for the MOT and (if it passes) tax it on the 1st of the month.
Mick

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Re: Road tax query
« Reply #8 on: April 26, 2018, 10:26:24 »
As Mike Said when you tax it they know if it as insurance and mot, it will not let you tax it with no insurance in place or MOT. :thumb:
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Re: Road tax query
« Reply #9 on: April 26, 2018, 10:53:14 »
I'm with Mick and Nick, and would tax it on the 1st of May