Birmingham has been called one of the worst postcodes for tax evasion drivers with over £ 5.5 million in unpaid taxes, according to new research.
The city has the second highest number of enforcement cases with 37,907 fines totaling £ 5,686,050 by 2020.
The car insurance company Veygo, part of Admiral, analyzed data on freedom of information to reveal the number of enforcement measures for untaxed vehicles last year, the total value of unpaid tax, enforcement measures per year. 1,000 inhabitants and the value of unpaid tax per. person.
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Birmingham’s postcode area is one of the largest in the country in terms of population, so a high result was “expected”, the insurance company said.
The area came only in second place after Belfast in the top ten places for unpaid vehicle taxes.
In third place was Manchester’s M postcode, which saw 19,058 enforcement actions over the last year.
This translated into £ 2,858,700 of unpaid vehicle taxes, which, although significantly lower than the top two cities, are still a large sum of money.
Motorists whose cars are to be on public roads, whether they are driving or just parking outside their homes, should be taxed, the insurance company warned.
Otherwise, motorists may get an ugly shock when DVLA contacts you.
David Roberts, Chief Product Officer of Veygo says : “Paying your car tax is a legal requirement and non-payment will usually result in a fine of £ 80. If you do not pay the fine, you could be charged up to £ 1,000 and even have your vehicle seized.
“Fortunately, paying your car tax is a simple and straightforward process. Simply visit the government website, enter your information and you will be asked to pay the appropriate tax rate for your vehicle. You can choose to pay annually, every six months or monthly.
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“The tax you pay to drive your vehicle on public roads goes to state aid, which helps pay for various infrastructures and local projects, from building new roads to repairing gaps.
“If you do not intend to drive your car on public roads at all, then you do not need to get it taxed. Instead, you can register a SORN (Statutory Off-Road Notice). But as soon as your car drives on a public road, even if it is parked there, it must be taxed ”.
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