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Can I get free tax on my daughters car

mairead04mairead04 Member Posts: 6 Listener
Hi 
I get the enhanced mobility awarded it a few days ago my daughter is my unpaid carer she takes me to all my appointment and does all my shopping and hers can I out the free tax on her car

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  • exdvrexdvr Member Posts: 329 Pioneering

    @mairead04      I found this explanation on the gov.uk website regarding road tax exemption.

       The vehicle must be registered in the disabled person’s name or their nominated driver’s name.

    It must only be used for the disabled person’s personal needs. It cannot be used by the nominated driver for their own personal use.

    Unfortunately I don't think that this is the answer you were hoping for.

    Best wishes.

    DLTBGYD

  • wilkowilko Member Posts: 2,395 Disability Gamechanger
    The last post has answered your question but you can apply for a blue badge and as an enhanced mobility award you automatically get one cost £10 apply via local county council. My car is only low rate so paid the tax instead of applying for exsemption so my daughter's can use my car without any worries or concerns
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,888 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi,

    To automatically qualify for a blue badge will depend on where you scored the points for Enhanced mobility, if you scored them for the moving around part then yes, this will qualify you.

    If you scored them for the following and planning a journey part then with the new rules scoring 12 points in this activity doesn't automatically qualify you. It will depend on your conditions and you'll need to take a look at your local councils criteria. New BB rules here. https://www.contact.org.uk/news-and-blogs/new-blue-badge-rules-in-england-to-come-into-force-on-30-august/

    For the road tax then if your daughter did use your mobility award then she wouldn't be able to use her car for her own purposes. This is the very reason my eldest daughter doesn't use my youngest daughter's mobility award for her tax because she needs her car for herself, even though she takes her sister out regularly.

    Proud winner of the 2019 empowering others award. This award was given for supporting disabled people and their families for the benefit advice I have given to members here on the community.
  • Chloe_ScopeChloe_Scope Scope Posts: 10,653 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @mairead04, I hope others have been able to answer your question, but please do let me know if there is anything else we can do to help. :)
    Scope

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