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    TAX - the big debate

    I was recently pleased to see that the local council have cracked down on cars without valid road tax. Seen quite a few with clamps on and big red stickers on the windscreen. I was having a general chat with the folks one evening about this when my old dear said she wouldn't be adverse to the gov scrapping the current way we buy our road tax, and putting the tax on petrol.
    This then raised a whole host of questions about why it would be a good idea and a bad idea.
    For one it would mean that NO-BODY could avoid paying road tax.
    But then it would be easier for tea-leafs to change the identity of a car,
    also, not all fuel is used for powering vehicles etc.

    I think it is a good idea that could work with a few adjustments.

    I thought I’d put this up here to see what everyone else has to say about it.


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    they was talking about this b4
    in the us you get it on your No plate

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    would suit me - i get up to 60 to the gallon.

    but i think that road tax is vital as you need insurance etc to tax the car - anything that stands in the way of dodgy cars on the roads is a good thing.
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    i may have to buy a smart as well if it dose 60 mpg just to get to work an back

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    im not keen on that idea.

    I bet if the tax was applied to fuel you would end up paying far more over the year ! It also means that vechiles that are tax exempt have to pay it. Im much happier paying it up fron, at least I know how much I am paying.
    im bored !

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    arrr yes tax exempt vehicles would pay.... good point. Anyone got any other views on how to stop the tax dodgers?

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    shoot them
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    It is a hard debate. There is enough tax on fuel as it is just now without adding more to it. The current system isnt ideal but there arent that many alternatives.

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    Insurance disks should be displayed like in ireland, but fuel tax needs to be cut before you can add road tax to your fuel, other wise it would be even more crippling running a car

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    nothin wrong wi the system i think, if ye dont pay, its automatically dealt with by computers and a fine sent out accordingly.

    what they should do is the same computer check/register on cars with/without insurance, if insurance runs out on a car and isn't renewed it should be declared off the road, otherwise get a fine.

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