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Car Tax renewal ok on PC but not on Macbook?

Old 8th Oct 2019, 12:13
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Car Tax renewal ok on PC but not on Macbook?

I think I have had this before. When trying to renew car tax using Macbook it does not work (number not recognised or something like that)
However when using (standby) PC - renewal was fine.
Have I missed something?
Mike
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Old 8th Oct 2019, 19:19
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Are you using Safari? If so, try Firefox. I've come across a few sites that won't work in Safari but are ok with Firefox.
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Old 8th Oct 2019, 22:36
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Originally Posted by MightyGem View Post
Are you using Safari? If so, try Firefox. I've come across a few sites that won't work in Safari but are ok with Firefox.
there are many websites that work less well on certain browsers. Sometimes you canít fill details into a box or get a drop down menu to work. Itís sloppy programming and testing. Usually OK on fruit-based products as the IT bids are Apple fanbois.

All these companies that complain about online sales not being as good as expected should have a think. 10% of users are on Firefox. Thatís 10% of their market wiped out if it doesnít work properly.

car tax is much easier on direct debit. It just goes out every month.
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Old 9th Oct 2019, 05:32
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Apple users are a cut above the rest and are not obliged to pay tax for menial things ;-)

As already mentioned, sloppy programming, govt IT strategy where the vast majority are using PC, therefore if not, the system isn't optimally configured to non-PC users. All govt systems, as they are there FOR the people, should work with every possible browser and/or system in general usage.
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Old 9th Oct 2019, 07:52
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Thanks everyone. Yes I think it is probably Safari. I find the Macbook Air works all the time so was surprised at the Gov.uk site not working properly. I lazily used the PC instead.
Will try harder next time.
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Old 9th Oct 2019, 12:47
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Originally Posted by Blackfriar View Post
car tax is much easier on direct debit. It just goes out every month.
.. so long as you don't mind paying the 10% premium over paying in one hit.
Best bit is with a slightly old car with low emissions, I love renewing by paying £0; not even the option to pay in instalments, has to be the annual amount on one hit every time :-)
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Old 9th Oct 2019, 16:20
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I renewed my car tax within the last month using iMac. All went well.

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