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Tax your vehicle by Direct Debit

Direct Debit offers more flexible ways to pay your vehicle tax.

Direct Debit

You can pay your vehicle tax by Direct Debit – either online or by going to a Post Office that deals with vehicle tax.

By choosing Direct Debit, you can make your payments:

  • monthly
  • 6 monthly
  • yearly

Your Direct Debit is automatically renewed when your tax runs out.

How to set up a Direct Debit

Paying vehicle tax by Direct Debit

After you’ve set up your Direct Debit

You’ll need to make sure there’s enough money in your account on the payment date. Payments are taken on the first working day of every month – except for the first payment, which can vary.

If you miss a payment, we’ll try again in 4 working days. The Direct Debit will be cancelled if there still isn’t enough money.


We’ll cancel your Direct Debit when you make a SORN, sell, scrap or export your vehicle.

More information

Get more information on setting up, changing or cancelling a Direct Debit.

Published 5 January 2016