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My car was registered in March 1979 - when is it tax free?

My car was registered in March 1979. When is it tax free?

Asked on 8 January 2019 by alan davis

Answered by Keith Moody
The Historic Vehicle taxation class is now a ‘rolling’ system once again, meaning that a vehicle that’s 40 or more years old can be reclassified as ‘historic’ and eligible for free car tax (VED). The rolling system updates occur each April. For example, April 2018 will saw it update to pre-1978 vehicles so in 2020 your pre-1980 vehicle will become exempt. It actually goes on the build date of the car so if you can prove your car was built at the end of 1978 it will be tax-exempt sooner.
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