There is still one month to pay the August car tax: the expiry of the annual tax payable by anyone who owns a vehicle was set at the 31st of the month but there is time until 30 September 2021 to get up to date with payments.
What happens if you pay late? They range from interest on arrears to penalties, which increase as the delay increases. But the risk is to see your vehicle deleted from the archives of the Pra.
Unpaid car tax, penalties
Payments of the car tax follow pre-established deadlines depending on the type of vehicle, registration or any changes of ownership carried out.
The measures for those who had to pay the car tax in August and will pay late, they start from October 1st: in addition to the payment of the original amount, interest on arrears and penalties are added, which increase as the delay increases.
With a delay of up to 14 days from the deadline, the fine is equal to 0.1% of the stamp duty. In the event of a delay of more than 90 days, the fine is equal to 3.75%.
Unpaid car tax, what happens if you don’t pay at all
With non-payment, the more time passes the more risks you take. After three years, the Revenue Agency sends the first payment notice to the taxpayer, and if the situation is not resolved, you are subject to compulsory collection, which may imply the administrative detention of the vehicle and the foreclosure of the current account.
There is also a risk ex officio cancellation of the vehicle from the archives of the Public Vehicle Register (Pra) in the Region of belonging: at that point it will in any case be necessary to make a new registration of the car in order to be able to circulate regularly (in addition to paying the unpaid stamps).
Car tax, what to check to avoid penalties
On the website of the Automobile Club d’Italia it is possible not only to check the car tax, but also to pay the tax. In this case, the online transaction involves a commission of 1.2%.
You will then have to click on the link “car tax“Located on the left and once the dedicated page is open, you will need to click on the link”stamp assistance”Present at the bottom right.
If you have received notice of payment of the car tax by one of the Regions indicated on the dedicated page (Abruzzo, Basilicata, Campania, Emilia Romagna, Lazio, Liguria, Lombardy, Puglia, Sicily, Umbria, Autonomous Province of Bolzano and Autonomous Province of Trento), it will be sufficient to indicate your email address , the number of the file, the year and region of the assessment, the type of vehicle, and the license plate number to then verify the payment of the car tax.