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From 1 October 2014, the paper tax disc will no longer need to be displayed on a vehicle windscreen.
To drive or keep a vehicle on the road you will still need to get vehicle tax and DVLA will continue to send you a renewal reminder when your vehicle tax is due to expire.
You can apply online to tax your vehicle using the16 digit reference number from your vehicle tax renewal reminder (V11) or 11 digit reference number from your log book (V5C).
DVLA has been hard at work to make renewing your tax disc online a simpler, clearer and faster process.
At the end of February, they launched a public beta version of the Renew a tax disc service.
Beta means that the service is not completely finished but it will still do everything it’s designed to do. The beta service is available at the same time as the existing service and you can choose which one to use. Beta services are designed to be easier to use than the services they replace.
Now, beta has entered a new phase as DVLA prepares for it to become the main way to pay for Vehicle Excise Duty (the official name for the tax disc).They’ve already started to see an increase in users and will be monitoring how well the beta service performs.
Use the beta service to renew your vehicle tax, and your experience will help DVLA to make this system simpler, clearer and faster to use.
If you have a question about vehicle tax, contact DVLA directly.