UK TAx NOT Valid Here!!

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    Postby tree » Thu Aug 30, 2012 11:07 am

    This weeks examiner page 6 has an article reminding road users that there is no leeway time to get a car changed from UK registration to manx.
    It is illegal to drive on UK registration and tax, if you are resident here.

    This is the first I have heard of this myself but thought i would post it up here to let others know.
    Apparently they are clamping down on Uk registered vehicles both private and businesses alike.

    Heres the article: http://www.iomtoday.co.im/news/isle-of- ... -1-4870057
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    Re: UK TAx NOT Valid Here!!

    Postby Marshall » Thu Aug 30, 2012 12:18 pm

    Same here, always thought it was fine but you had to get the car tested within 3 months if you're a resident. Guessing someones got fed up of Tesco's running around in their English reg'd delivery vans then.....
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    Re: UK TAx NOT Valid Here!!

    Postby Nitro » Fri Aug 31, 2012 7:58 am

    Domino's have been running on English reg cars/bikes since they've opened......... :?
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    Re: UK TAx NOT Valid Here!!

    Postby Unders » Fri Aug 31, 2012 8:49 am

    I think there are a lot of companies over here that lease cars from England. B&Q is another one. Unfortunately if the police now start cracking down on it it's the drivers that will be getting prosecuted for driving without tax and not the companies.
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    Re: UK TAx NOT Valid Here!!

    Postby tommy505 » Fri Aug 31, 2012 1:38 pm

    Its specifically aimed at residents as, if you live here, then you should pay tax here and not to the UK - got to get our hands on as many pounds as we can!

    I suspect that the Dominos and Tesco's are the main suspects in the gun sight but that its the man in the street who bought his car in the UK and is still waiting for the log book back who'll get pulled for not having a IoM reg plate. I seem to remember that you have to change "as soon as is practicable" i.e. if you can't through lack of documentation then its not a problem.
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    Re: UK TAx NOT Valid Here!!

    Postby man83g » Fri Aug 31, 2012 8:26 pm

    The tax things is on the news every other day at the mo!!! Heard it a mirrion times.. Just another CRACK DOWN by the law and the govt to increase revenue to NOT put back into our road infrastructure...
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    Re: UK TAx NOT Valid Here!!

    Postby tree » Sun Sep 02, 2012 8:44 am

    On facebook one fella posted: This is _NOT_ what the law states which is that you must register/tax the car in the IOM at _YOUR_ earliest opportunity.

    Seem to remember also reading this... tad confusing really. but yeah likely aimed at businesses i expect. Also seen pizza king have lot of Uk reg cars at the moment also.
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    Re: UK TAx NOT Valid Here!!

    Postby Roadie » Mon Sep 03, 2012 9:25 pm

    Good job I've put the mini in for it's Manx Test! Got it this Thursday!

    Fingers crossed!!!
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