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pixie374 | 13:23 Thu 20th Jan 2022 | Motoring
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Have had a reminder through... £85.25 for 6 months. And couldnt get through to the gov site, so rang the automated service. Car registration, model etc all checked and correct. On there, it is only £55.25.

I have double-checked all the details several times... but why is it £30 cheaper by phone?

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What was the reminder - email/letter?

Why couldn't you "get through" to the gov site?
Six months is'nt the usual period is it?
How did the reminder come- by post or email?
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A letter, dave. I googled the site it gave on the letter. Both fully, and using the "suggestions" that came up, and my phone kept going back to homepage.
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It's been a year, bobbin, but you can do 6 or 12 months. We just decided 6 this time, so they weren't both due straight after Christmas. Looks the same as a normal reminder.
Are you sure this reminder is genuinely from the DVLA, Pixie? There are lots of agents who will apply for the renewal for you (and do many other things such as apply for your driving licence) and charge you a (usually exorbitant) fee. There are only two rates for your car for six months: £85.25 or £81.38 if done by direct debit:

https://www.gov.uk/vehicle-tax-rate-tables/rates-for-cars-registered-on-or-after-1-march-2001

You pay a little extra for taxing the car for six months ( a year is £155 but that's all.
possible scam attempt? don't give any bank detail unless you are absolutely sure who you are dealing with.
So look's like the automated service gives the wrong answer... maybe if it dont use the reg number its easy to get a detail wrong like model
A letters likely to be genuine.
Or maybe the automated service was a scam site made to look like a DVLA site
Any website you look at should begin www.gov.uk.

Sorry, Pixie, I wasn't wrong in what I said. I cannot find a rate of £55.25 for six months. The £85.25 was a genuine rate from the .gov website.
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Yes. Covered my name, address and reg here.
https://ibb.co/DKrmSFQ
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Ok, thanks. The number is 0300 123 4321.
there is nothing on any table anywhere that is £55.25 I think the 5 should be an 8 and that is correct, you may have mis heard the voice on the phone. If you do it here you will get £85.25
https://www.gov.uk/vehicle-tax. I do 12 months DD best way and a lot cheaper per month than doing 6 months.
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We usually, do, ttt... just different cars and we decided to change it yearly to June.
I have an email now confirming car is taxed, and confirms £55.25.
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Thanks everyone. Is there a site, do you know, where I could check when it is taxed until? Bank account is pending the same amount.
I can't fathom how it could possibly be £55.25.
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Thank you, dave x
It might take a while for that site to update.
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Ok, still says due 1st Feb...

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