Making Car Tax Easier
I am something of a cynic about Government online systems and their efficiency but I have just renewed my Car Tax online. I was pleasantly surprised at how easy it was. Previously I had to find my car insurance certificate (usually no easy task), find a Post Office that does tax discs (not all do) and join the inevitably long queue.
This time around I followed the link provided on the renewal reminder to www.direct.gov.uk/taxdisc and followed the five steps. The system automatically checks your insurance details and MOT status, and if that is in order you pay with a debit or credit card and the process is finished. It couldn’t have been easier.
For once a Government agency seems to be providing an effective, user friendly means to interact online and I am impressed.
UPDATE: I am pleased to report that my new tax disc arrived today (Tues 31 Mar), in time to put in my car for the new tax period tomorrow. I remain impressed with the efficiency of the system.