Road Fund Licence
Road Fund Licence
Road Tax can be known or referred to as "Vehicle Excise Duty" or "Road Fund Licence" (RFL). The Law changed from 1st October 2014 so that you no longer need to display a paper tax disc in your vehicle in order to prove that Road Tax has been paid. Tax must be paid for every vehicle registered in the UK if used or kept on a public road. LeasePlan will ensure that all vehicles comply with legal requirements with regards to Road Tax.
Provided that your vehicle's MOT is up to date (if it requires one) LeasePlan will renew your Road Tax with the DVLA approximately 10 days before the end of the month before it is due.
We know that not displaying a tax disc might take a little bit of getting used to. So just to reassure you that everything’s ok, if you have a Driver Portal or App you can view your Road Tax status in "My Vehicle Details." Alternatively you can log on to the DVLA website and check the status of your Road Tax and MOT. All you need is your vehicle registration number and the make of your vehicle.
Frequently asked questions
How has the Road Fund Licence recharge/credit been calculated?
It is the difference in cost between the original purchase price of the RFL (and therefore the amount used in the rental calculation) and the current purchase price of the RFL at renewal. An invoice or credit will be raised after the RFL is purchased and will be sent out according to your usual invoicing cycle.
The police believe my vehicle does not have a valid Road Fund Licence, what should I do?
This may be due to an outstanding MOT on your vehicle. Please call your DriverLine number to discuss this. If you don't know your DriverLine number, please call 0344 4937644.
I have checked the DVLA website and it says that my vehicle is not taxed. What shall I do?
Please call your DriverLine number to discuss this. If you don't know your DriverLine number, please call 0344 4937644.