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Does anyone know how long it takes for a road tax refund to get through?

(11 Posts)
Ponders Fri 19-Nov-10 19:24:54

I part exchanged my old car at the beginning of Nov & forget to take the old tax disc to send to Swansea for a refund (6 months, £90, worth having!). By the time I got home & rang the dealer (60 miles away) they had already removed it, filled in the form for me, & posted it confused

DVLA say allow 6 weeks before chasing, so maybe it does take that long, but I'm not 100% sure that the dealer was sufficiently literate to copy out my name & address exactly as it appeared on the reg document & the claim form says if you don't you don't get the refund & you don't get the tax disc back either.

Anybody know?

Salhal Fri 19-Nov-10 19:27:17

I've just had a refund after writing off my car and it did take about 6 weeks.

Ponders Fri 19-Nov-10 19:47:30

oh thanks, Salhal, that is reassuring smile

CrispyTheCrisp Fri 19-Nov-10 19:49:20

Mine took aboy 3 months after my car was stolen. Mind you that was after 4 attempts just to get hold of the refund form hmm

Ponders Fri 19-Nov-10 19:54:30

oh I had the form already Crispy, from the PO - filled in & ready to go - I just forgot to get the disc out of the car...

(as well as 4 euro coins which were in one of the door storage slots for some reason)
(& a leather steering wheel cover)
(& probably a few other bits & pieces too! I "emptied" the car before going to collect the new one, but a) forgot the driver's part of the car & b) should have made a list of what to do when I got there!)

CrispyTheCrisp Fri 19-Nov-10 20:07:57

You apparently need a different form if it has been stolen which are only available from DVLA. But not via their automated phone service. Which is their only service hmm. In the end i had to fill in a customer complaint form, just to request one hmm

Hope yours comes soon smile, although i don't fancy your chances of speaking to anyone to chase it up......

dolcegusto Fri 19-Nov-10 20:08:23

Funny you should post about this - I just got a road tax rebate through today - took 3 weeks.

Ponders Fri 19-Nov-10 20:15:45

oh that sounds like a PITA, Crispy - glad you managed to get it sorted in the end but how annoying & stupid that you couldn't get it any other way! angry

thanks, dolcegusto - my 3 weeks will be up around the middle of next week but apparently I can't chase it until another 3 weeks after that (so I hope I don't need to...they said they'd post my steering wheel cover back to me but they haven't hmm so I'm not filled with confidence!)

WestVirginia Sun 21-Nov-10 20:39:51

The dealer may have claimed it in his own name and address. Watch out for an argument with the dealer.

Ponders Mon 22-Nov-10 10:22:47

he couldn't do that, WV - the claim form has to match the details on the reg document (name & address) & the car has been reregistered to him as a dealer (as a temporary reg, not as an owner). Anyway they seemed straight enough (just a bit dim!)

If it hasn't come by the middle of the week I'll ring the dealer again & chase the wheel cover at the same time...

Ponders Wed 24-Nov-10 12:17:38

Yay, it arrived today - 3 weeks exactly I think (not sure if it was posted out on a Mon or a Tue) smile

now shall I bother chasing the steering wheel cover...?

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