To buy vehicle tax, your car will need to be insured.
So when you tax your car, the tax authorities will check the Motor Insurance Database to see if you're insured.
When you buy a Cuvva policy, we send your details to the MID within 24 hours.
We update the MID more often than other insurers, so your policy will often appear within a few hours. But it can sometimes take a day, or longer.
Once the MID has updated, and your vehicle shows up as "insured", you'll be able to tax your car.
There's a few ways to buy vehicle tax:
You don't need to show a copy of your policy documents when you tax your car.
Vehicle tax can't be transferred to a new keeper anymore.
That means that when you buy a car, you'll need to buy vehicle tax straight away. You can't even drive the vehicle home without tax!
Not to worry, though. Temporary car insurance is a great way to get insured for the drive home - and get your tax at the same time.
You can check your vehicle's tax status, MOT, and other vehicle data with our free car checker.
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