The amount you’ll be refunded
A refund is paid for each full month left to run on the tax disc at the time you apply
. For example, if your tax disc expires at the end of September and you apply during July you'll receive a refund for two months – August and September.
If you have a six-month tax disc you paid an extra ten per cent handling charge when you bought it. This is not included as part of your refund.
If you don’t have a tax disc to send back, an administration fee of £7 will be taken away from the amount refunded to you. The refund will be made payable to the person named on the application form. The name should match exactly what’s on the vehicle registration certificate.
A refund cannot be backdated. It can only be paid from the date your refund application was sent
, or from when DVLA were told why you no longer need the tax disc (whichever is later).