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What do I need to do to make sure my classic car is tax exempt?

My 1978 Vauxhall Cavalier Mk1 is eligible for tax exemption from April 2019. How do I obtain a Build Date Certificate to prove to the DVLA when it was built? Also, what steps do I need to take to obtain the tax exemption?

Asked on 11 May 2018 by Johnfrog

Answered by Keith Moody
Once your classic is eligible to be reclassified as a Historic Vehicle, go to Section 7 of your V5C and complete the Tax Class section, altering it to ‘historic’. Then sign and date the bottom of that page and take your V5C along to a VED-issuing Post Office, complete with a completed V10 car tax application form. The Post Office will issue your car tax-free of charge (as a Historic Vehicle) and will send your V5C to the DVLA. You’ll then receive a replacement V5C in the post. You can find out more here: classics.honestjohn.co.uk/classic-car-road-tax/cla.../
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