I have been told by the powers that be that I must pay the tax on a vehicle I purchase tax free 13 months ago but could only register 8 months ago. The disappointing facts in my case, besides the potential Â£Â£Â£Â£ I will have to fork out, are that I have been put in this situation due to the services requirement in TWO separate occasions!! 1- Over a month after placing the order with deposit on the car, I was trawled for a 3 month tour thus having to delay the delivery date of the vehicle. 2- Although the above point would not have been a problem on its own as I had time to spare in my current posting, I have been given an assignment order to a country other than the UK or Germany 5 months early! Although these points have been stressed to higher authority, I have been given the proverbial F**K O** Tablet! My understanding of the regulations are that this rule is purely enforced by BFG and not so by the UK. Why are those posted to the UK excluded from this rule and not those posted to other areas of the world? Why couldnât I be given the opportunity to leave the vehicle with friends or family (in storage) till the 12 month point?? I have been told that there is a passage in Queens Regs that states that no serving personnel of the Armed Forces should be put in a position that could penalise them or there family financially! Could anyone tell me which chapter I could find this passage. I am desperately seeking advice from anyone out there that might have been in this position before and was granted authority or if there are any legal gurus that have advice. Thanks in advance.