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car tax cheque bounced, whats going to happen?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by welshboy, 25 May 2006.

  1. welshboy

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 17 Jan 2006

    Posts: 1,325

    Location: North West

    paid for new car tax disc with a cheque in post office but it bounced as didnt quite have enough money when they took it out :( (got paid the day after)

    my old tax disc doesnt run out until the 31st, but what are they going to do? send me a letter saying "send them payment" or what? - how does it work.

    i could quite easily pay by card or whatever now. do i have to wait for the letter, will they return my cheque.

    any advice. been charged £30 by the bank aswell, but fare enough my fault for not checking my balance.

    will i get charged by mr tax man aswell?
  2. phill


    Joined: 25 Nov 2005

    Posts: 419

    Would imagine you will get a letter requesting payment + possibly fee for bounced cheque, nothing to worry about. You will just need to settle the amount.
  3. Red and White


    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 8,921

    tbh id go and buy some vasaline cos you are defintly going to jail :(

    see ya in 6 months
  4. callmeBadger


    Joined: 30 Jan 2006

    Posts: 427

    the bank will probably re-present the cheque in a couple of days. Last time "a friend" bounced a cheque, it was presented 3 times before being returned as unpaid, total cost £105 (so I've been told).

    As long as the money clears before the end of the month, then I'm sure you'll be fine, if not, there super computer will come knocking on your door.
  5. Windle


    Joined: 19 Oct 2002

    Posts: 14,155

    Location: Scotland

    Haven't you seen the advert? Your doomed mate, computer's coming to get you. Watch your back, trust nobody....
  6. Von Smallhausen

    Man of Honour

    Joined: 1 Aug 2004

    Posts: 12,627

    Location: Tyneside

    Your car tax bught will NOT be valid until it is paid for so after the 31st, your car will be untaxed. Get it sorted mate as if your car is checked by the cops or an ANPR caamera you will show as an untaxed vehicle and dealt with accordingly, despite having the tax disc. If left, the DVLA will likely send the police around to seize the tax disc.