The top 10 best Excuses for having no road tax
July 31, 2013
We have probably all made silly excuses for something in our lifetime, a little white lie to get us off the hook for something we know we shouldn't have really been doing. The DVLA (Driver Vehicle and Licensing Agency) revealed recently, the top ten excuses over the last 12 months that drivers have used for not purchasing a new tax disc. 

It is actually hard to believe what kind of excuses are conjured by some members of the public, to try and get themselves off the hook. 

Here are the top 10 best excuses for not having car tax, from the DVLA based on the past 12 months. 

10. My accountant told me that I am due a tax rebate, so I didn't think that I needed to pay again this year. 

9. My friend said that if the cost of the road tax is more than what your car is worth, then you don't have to pay it. It's not so I don't. 

8. My dog ate the reminder. 

7. The reminder on my phone didn't go off so it's not my fault. 

6. I was on my way to the Post Office to tax the car, I called into the Betting shop and there was a horse running called Don't do it, so I bet on that with my car tax money and it lost.

5. I had forgotten that the motorbike was in my garage, it was hidden behind the BBQ, so it's not my fault. 

4. I have been out of the country for months and couldn't remember where I had parked my car. 

3. I fell out of a tree picking plums and broke both of my arms. 

2. I had man flu so I couldn't go to the Post Office. 

1. I had too much viagra so I couldn't leave the house.

It seems that many drivers who have dodged their car tax believe in the "it's not my fault" excuse. Though if your vehicle is relatively efficient and modern, then the chances are it actually doesn't cost much to tax your vehicle for 12 months. 

Though failing to tax your vehicle will award you with an automatic £80 fine, which is actually more than the cost of road tax in many cases. 

If you are taking your vehicle off the road, for example, keeping it away for the winter, you will need to remember to apply for a Statutory Off Road Notification. This will notify the DVLA that your car is no longer going to be driving around and therefore it does not need to be taxed. 

You do not actually have to go to the Post Office to tax your vehicle anymore. You can just log on online and complete the process in around two minutes. 

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