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Old 11-11-2008, 13:25
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My father has SORN'd his car recently but has decided he wants to use it again.

He said when he SORN's it he filled out some paperwork at the Post Office, they tapped away in to their computer and it was all done. does anyone know if it can be "un-SORN'd" the same way and just as quickly?
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Old 11-11-2008, 13:28
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When you buy your tax disc, it will become unsorn (or is that sorn-off?) at the point the disc becomes valid.

Or, if you get the car crushed or whatever, I think you just send the certificate of destruction to doovla.
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Old 11-11-2008, 13:29
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When you buy your tax disc, it will become unsorn (or is that sorn-off?) at the point the disc becomes valid.

Or, if you get the car crushed or whatever, I think you just send the certificate of destruction to doovla.
It's already got a tax disk on it, which runs out at the end of the month. He wasn't expecting to use the car for a while which is why he SORN'd it but something has come up and he needs to drive in the next few days if possible, The DVLA website isn't very helpful and I'm tired of being passed from pillar to post by their phone system.
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Old 11-11-2008, 13:35
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When you SORN a car, you either don't pay the tax on it, or get a refund for the tax on it if it's already paid.

When you un-SORN a car, you are taxing it, and you pay for a year/6 months tax.

Is this not correct? You sound as if the car is magically being taxed and untaxed without paying anything.

Assuming your father has just re-taxed it, he may as well leave it taxed in case he needs it again.. otherwise he will be forever taxing and untaxing and losing money..

Or have I totally misunderstood?
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Old 11-11-2008, 13:39
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When you SORN a car, you either don't pay the tax on it, or get a refund for the tax on it if it's already paid.

When you un-SORN a car, you are taxing it, and you pay for a year/6 months tax.

Is this not correct? You sound as if the car is magically being taxed and untaxed without paying anything.

Assuming your father has just re-taxed it, he may as well leave it taxed in case he needs it again.. otherwise he will be forever taxing and untaxing and losing money..

Or have I totally misunderstood?
Yes, you have. You can only claim the tax back if there's more than 30 days left on it. It's up at the end of the month.
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Old 11-11-2008, 13:40
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So the sorn will start at the end of the current period of taxation?
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Old 11-11-2008, 13:41
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I think you need to buy a new tax disc. Even though you have one until the end of the month.

Actually this is a strange one. Why should your father have to buy a new tax disc when he already has one? Hmmm.
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Old 11-11-2008, 13:49
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I've just managed to get through to someone at the DVLA and I've solved it - even though he SORN'd it the other day, the SORN (in this case) will only kick in once the tax has run out, so he's fine to use it until the end of the month.

Thanks everyone.
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Old 11-11-2008, 13:50
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I'd have thought it would be OK to drive the car until the end of the month, after which it would need a new tax disc. That could be obtained online.

As a matter of interest, OP, what appears for the vehicle's status if you do an online enquiry?

http://www.taxdisc.direct.gov.uk/Evl...ehicle+Enquiry


Edit: I was a bit late with that, wasn't I?
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