Tax Exemption

How to claim your Historic Vehicle (Tax Free) car tax status

 

How to claim your Historic Vehicle (Tax Free) car tax status (updated for 06/04/2015)

 

The changes in the March 2014 budget announcement including rolling Historic Status, meaning that cars manufactured in 1974 will be eligible for tax free (Historic Vehicle) status from 06/04/2015.

 

As an owner of course you will be saving some money - £145pa for a 1.3 Marina, or £230pa for a 1.8 Marina at 2015 rates (tbc).

 

 

Which cars qualify?

 

  1. Cars registered before 01/01/1975 on DVLA V5C form - OR

 

  1. Cars manufactured before 01/01/1975, but first registered on or after 01/01/1974 on DVLA V5C form.

 

  1. The car must be currently taxed or on SORN, and have a current MOT and Certificateof Insurance.

 

Depending on when your car was registered there are two different processes to follow.

 

 

What do I have to do?

 

Cars registered in 1974 on the V5C

 

Step 1 – Get the V5C and go to “Section 7 Changes to current vehicle”, in the line labelled

Tax Class, write in ‘HISTORIC VEHICLE’. Sign the declaration in Section 8.

 

Step 2 – Take the V5C and your MOT down to the Post Office and they will take the V5C and issue you with a Tax Disk free of charge.

 

Step 3 – 5-10 days later you will get a new V5C with the taxation class changed from Private Light Goods to Historic Vehicle.

 

Cars manufactured in 1974 and registered in 1975 on the V5C

 

Step 1 – Get the V5C and go to “Section 7 Changes to current vehicle”, in the line labelled

 

Tax Class, write in ‘HISTORIC VEHICLE’. Sign the declaration in Section 8.

 

Step 2 – Get a letter from the club confirming that the vehicle was manufactured in 1974.

 

Step 3 – Send the V5C and club letter to DVLA, Swansea, SA99 1DZ (please note not usual post code).

 

Step 3 – 5-10 days later you will get a new V5C with the taxation class changed from Private Light Goods to Historic Vehicle and your new Tax Disk.

 

Questions?

 

  • Can I change to Historic Vehicle if the car is either not taxed or not insured? – No.

 

  • Can I change to Historic Vehicle if I don’t have a V5 for the car? – No, you’ll need to submit a V55/5 to the DVLA first to get a V5.

 

  • Can I change to Historic Vehicle if the car has lost it’s registration number? – No, there is a different process using a V765 and a different letter from the club.

 

  • In future years, once I have got my new Historic Vehicle V5C can I tax it online? – Yes.

 

  • What if I have a current tax disc, can I get a refund? – Yes, as long as there is more than a month left on it, send a form V14 and your old tax disc to the DVLA.

 

 

What do the club charge for a dating letter?

 

Club Members - £25.00.

 

Non-club Members - £45.00.

Contact details for Andy Walsingham (Club Chairman)

Tel: 01451 831174

Email: chairman@morrismarina.org.uk

 

Contact details for Chris Weedon (Club Secretary)

Tel: 01234 407518

Email: secretary@morrismarina.org.uk