How can I get car tax for a new car?
If you're getting a new car (whether buying new, buying used or transferring ownership) you need to get new car tax. You can't transfer the tax from your old car, and you can't use any tax paid by the car's former owner.
Your new car must be taxed before you can drive it. You can apply for car tax online, which is quick so long as you have the right reference number. Make sure you get the New Keeper Supplement (V5C/2) paperwork when you buy your car, and everything should be straightforward.
You can also apply by phone on 0300 123 4321 or in person at a Post Office.