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My 2017 reg was first registered on 1st March 2017 and therefore falls into the older tax backet so not all 2017 reg cars are under the later tax. As the first owner it would have cost me many years of tax saving to have the car registered on the 1st April 2017 to pay the lower annual cost as the first years tax was much higher.
 

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Don't understand how the same car falls into a different tax bracket
 

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They changed to tax costs for any vehicle registered after 31st March 2017 thats why the is a difference
 

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This scheme was designed when George Osborne was Chancellor to collect tax receipts into the treasury faster. By charging a high first year road tax, or for expensive cars over £40,000 a five year charge, the treasury would receive the money as soon as a car was registered for the road and therefore increase the tax take to help pay off the deficit. Of course that does not help now when we rearlly have a huge deficit and all cars registered after 1st April 2017 are paying less road fund license, you can bet we will all be paying more soon.
 

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Don't understand how the same car falls into a different tax bracket
Because April 2017 was a reclassification of the VED system - instead of being by co2 it went to being a flat rate for most non-hybrid/EV cars £140 (now increased to £150) and of course the extra £325 that goes for anything that had a list price over £40k when new.
 
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