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I have a car that I will not need to use for the next year but want to keep it.

 

The reason is long term sickness of my wife, we don't need 2 cars right now

so can I just leave it on my drive with no tax or insurance without having

to pay a penalty when I want to tax and insure it again?

 

Many thanks

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1 minute ago, cornishcarlos said:

When you want to use it again, you will have to pay the tax/compulsory insurance owed for when it was off the road anyway.

As far as I'm aware, you can't suspend use, like in U.K for example.

You can stop paying any extra insurance that you might have taken ie 1st class policy.

 

Yes, i agree, might be worth paying the compulsory insurance, it's only about 650 baht or thereabouts

 

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I forgot 🙂 to pay for a year, when I went back they charged me for the year I forgot and the upcoming.

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10 minutes ago, sungod said:

I forgot 🙂 to pay for a year, when I went back they charged me for the year I forgot and the upcoming.

What about the compulsory insurance. Did you have to pay that as well?

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59 minutes ago, cornishcarlos said:

When you want to use it again, you will have to pay the tax/compulsory insurance owed for when it was off the road anyway.

As far as I'm aware, you can't suspend use, like in U.K for example.

You can stop paying any extra insurance that you might have taken ie 1st class policy.

 

This is the correct answer.

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10 minutes ago, Moonlover said:

What about the compulsory insurance. Did you have to pay that as well?

Thats actually a very good question, it was about 5 years ago and I honestly cant remember.

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if you miss a year you have to pay tax + small fine for that year, but no government required insurance, so on re-taxing you pay 2 x tax + small fine( missed year) + one year government required insurance

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5 hours ago, Moonlover said:

What about the compulsory insurance. Did you have to pay that as well?

No. You only have to pay the backdated registration fees + fine, but not the past insurance

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The tax for a car is not a lot and depending on the value of the car I would probably still insure it if it's an expensive car.

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Not sure if you have to backpay insurance, but for sure you have to pay the tax, 

But another thing to consider is if you don't pay tax for a period of time, I think 3 years, your registration becomes void. 

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