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15 September 2005 @ 09:08 am
 
Tooo tired this morning. We've not done well with the early-night thing lately. But book reading happened yesterday evening, so that's good :) Partly coz my arms still hurt by the evening - I'd spent most of the afternoon counting the rest of the change we had, and that seemed to cause the same problems that excessive computer use does, which is weird. We had way more money in that change bag than was sensible. It's all going off to the bank now though, so it's a useful windfall - pays for the car tax this month, anyway ;)

Which, annoyingly, we can't pay for online - need a 'new-style' MOT certificate, but ours isn't one of them. So off to the post office I shall go this afternoon, and hopefully be able to pay it even though my name isn't on any of the documentation (why can't the DVLA website have 'it isn't my car/insurance/whathaveyou, can I still sort out the tax?' as a FAQ - it must apply to more people than me damnit - or if they do, why've they hidden it so well).
 
 
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Ceci n'est pas une viemarble on September 15th, 2005 08:42 am (UTC)
So long as you have the insurance certificate and MOT certificate, the PO doesn't care who pays it. I usually pay cash (cos the PO is right next to my bank, and I've usually forgotten my chequebook).
Margaretpling on September 15th, 2005 08:47 am (UTC)
That's good to know. Do they then post the tax disc to you?
Ceci n'est pas une viemarble on September 15th, 2005 08:53 am (UTC)
No, they just give it to you on the spot. I popped in to the post office in town once and got a coworker's tax disc for him, since he was busy that lunch time - admittedly it was his name on the cheque, but they've never asked me for any proof of id even when I paid cash.
Margaretpling on September 15th, 2005 08:55 am (UTC)
How bizarre. Given that the DVLA site is so twitchy about only posting to the registered keeper's address I'd picked up the impression that they were concerned about making sure only the right person got the tax disc.
peagles on September 15th, 2005 09:10 am (UTC)
I think they work on the assumption that if you have the road tax renewal notice, insurance documents and MOT certificate for the car then you have the owners permission to get the road tax.
Margaretpling on September 15th, 2005 09:17 am (UTC)
Fair enough, I guess, certainly makes life easier :)
peagles on September 15th, 2005 01:38 pm (UTC)
Not only does it make life easier, but it is a rare example of where common sense is applied.
Margaretpling on September 15th, 2005 04:04 pm (UTC)
Yeah, I think I was expecting the usual bureaucracy. But all went startlingly smoothly :)