Declaring Vehicle SORN

elainebadknee
elainebadknee Bots Posts: 3,703
edited 26. Dec 2012, 10:06 in Community Chit-chat archive
Hi

I got told today by my hairdresser who has an old ford galaxy that has come to the end of its life that you can no longer declare it SORN, leave on a driveway till its scrapped, broken down for parts etc...But that you still have to pay the road tax....
Isnt this a rip off? What else are the government going to do to take money from decent people...

Thought id pass it on, maybe some already knew..

Elainexx

Comments

  • robertls
    robertls Member Posts: 2,580
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Not true....
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  • elainebadknee
    elainebadknee Bots Posts: 3,703
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Is it not? She told me today that she had to still tax it whilst on driveway....Not meaning to mislead anyone, genuinely posted with best of itention....Must be more to it she never told me about...

    Elainexx
    robertls wrote:
    Not true....
  • barbara12
    barbara12 Member Posts: 21,103
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Iv not a clue...they keep changing the rules.. :?
    Love
    Barbara
  • tkachev
    tkachev Member Posts: 8,332
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    I'm sure we have vehicles sorned and not taxed.

    Elizabeth
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  • tkachev
    tkachev Member Posts: 8,332
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    The DVLA website says

    if you don't use or keep your vehicle on a public road you don't have to buy a tax disc. Instead you must make a SORN.

    If you don't make a SORN when you have to you'll be automatically fined £80 will need to get a new tax disc and must pay any tax arrears.

    If you want to use the vehicle again on the road you'll need to get tax disc.

    E xx
    Never be bullied into silence.
    Never allow yourself to be made a victim.
    Accept no ones definition of your life

    Define yourself........

    Harvey Fierstein
  • applerose
    applerose Member Posts: 3,621
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    I heard recently that you still need tax but just found this.

    https://www.gov.uk/register-sorn-statutory-off-road-notification
    Christine
  • janie68
    janie68 Member Posts: 1,186
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Thought it was cars still needed to be insured? Not sure? SORN is still ok I think.....

    Janie
  • mellman01
    mellman01 Member Posts: 5,303
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Sorn means it's off the road and needs to be physically so, so why insure it it's not going to be involed in an accident if it's on your driveway so you don't need insurance just SORN it.
  • applerose
    applerose Member Posts: 3,621
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Here's it is put another way. Scroll down to How do I Declare a Vehicle Sorn?
    http://www.money.co.uk/article/1006498-new-compulsory-car-insurance-laws-how-to-stay-legal.htm
    Christine