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DVLA Change Vehicle Tax Class: V62 and V70

There are several ways of changing vehicle tax class. One method is to send the completed V70 form 'Application to exchange vehicle tax' to DVLA.

CHANGE CAR TAX CLASS: There are times when a change of vehicle tax classification is mandatory.

You must change vehicle tax class if you make any changes that affect:

You will need to supply DVLA with a payment method to change taxation class. They may also need some extra documentation for vehicle tax change. The specific application forms needed will depend on the type of vehicle you have.

As a rule, vehicle tax is exempt, or paid at a lower rate, where it gets used by:

Different Methods for Changing Vehicle Tax Class

The correct method to change taxation class depends on whether:

Working Out New Rates for Vehicle Tax Changes

  1. The first step is to determine the new rate of Vehicle Excise Duty.
  2. Then you need to calculate the difference between the old and the new rates of your current vehicle tax. For example, if the old rate is £200 and the new rate is £260, then the difference would be £60.
  3. The next step is to divide the difference by the number of months you pay tax over. For example, £60 divided by 12 months is £5.
  4. Then multiply this by the number of months that remain on the tax. For example, 5 multiplied by 6 months is £30.
  5. Having calculated the new rate you must then pay the extra vehicle tax. In this particular example you would need to pay £30 extra tax.

If Tax Rates Increase or Decrease

When the tax rate increases you must pay the higher rate from the first day of the month that you change the tax rate in. You would pay the lower rate from the first day of the next month if the tax rate decreases.

Change Tax Class: Not Due to Expire

Use the V70 form to change vehicle tax class providing the tax is not close to running out. There is a different method for those who get the reminder letter or the 'last chance' warning letter.

Fill in and send 'V70 form Application to change vehicle tax' to the DVLA along with:

  1. The V5C vehicle registration certificate (log book) with any new changes marked on it.
  2. Your payment method of either a cheque or postal order if you need to pay extra. Make it payable to 'DVLA, Swansea'.
  3. A valid MOT test certificate (where applicable).
  4. Written evidence of changes if you have decreased the engine size or changed the fuel type. Examples can be a receipt for a new engine or written evidence from the garage that made the changes.
  5. Those in Northern Ireland will need to send an insurance certificate or a cover note.

Note: What if you do not have the V5C? Use the DVLA form 'V62 application for a vehicle registration certificate'. Send the V62 tax class application along with the £25 fee to DVLA Swansea SA99 1DZ.

DVLA Change Tax Class Lorries and Buses

To change the tax classification of a Lorry or a bus you will also need to send:

The Next Step

You can carry on using the vehicle while the change of taxation class gets processed.

  1. The DVLA will send a confirmation within 10 working days to confirm the change of vehicle tax class. They will follow that by sending you the updated V5C registration certificate.
  2. It takes around 6 weeks to receive a vehicle tax refund if one is due. You should contact the DVLA if it does not arrive after 6 weeks.

Change Tax Class: Due to Run Out (and exemptions)

In some cases you must change car tax class at a Post Office branch that deals with road tax. This applies where the vehicle tax is due to run out, you received a reminder, or you got a 'last chance' warning letter.

Also change tax class at a Post Office for changing vehicles that are exempt from road tax (or not). An example would be changing car tax from disabled to normal.

Change Vehicle Tax Class at Post Office

What if you are missing your DVLA V11 reminder letter or the V5C Registration Certificate? You can still pay for your vehicle road taxation at certain branches of the Post Office.

Change Vehicle Tax Class at Post OfficeYou will need to take:

  1. The V5C vehicle registration certificate (log book) in your name. Use the new keeper supplement V5C/2 if you recently bought the vehicle.
  2. The DVLA vehicle tax reminder letter (V11) (if you have it).
  3. A valid MOT test certificate from when the tax starts. Take evidence if your vehicle is exempt from an MOT (V112).
  4. Proof of any eligibility for a disability exemption or road tax reduction.
  5. Those in Northern Ireland will need to send an insurance certificate or a cover note.

Note: You can also apply for tax class V62 Registration Certificate at the same visit. The V62 application form is available at any vehicle tax Post Office branch and the cost is £25.00.

Change Tax Class Lorries and Buses: Due to Run Out

In most cases, to change the tax classification of a Lorry or a bus you will also need to send:

The Next Step

You can carry on using the vehicle while the change of taxation class gets processed.

  1. The Post Office will send off your V5C, V5C/2, or V62 tax class to the DVLA.
  2. The DVLA will send a confirmation within 10 working days confirming the changes of car tax classes. They will follow that by sending you the updated V5C registration certificate.
  3. It takes around 6 weeks to receive a vehicle tax refund if one is due. You should contact the DVLA if it does not arrive after 6 weeks.
Changing Vehicle Tax Class Online or at Post Office: DVLA V62 Tax Class and V70 Form