Thanks to Christina G for passing on this reminder. Christina reminded me about the subject but the details below are written by me. Hopefully they are correct.....
In Spain annual car tax is collected by the local government rather than on a national basis. So for people with cars in this area the tax has to be paid to the El Ejido council. A lot of car owners have a direct debit set up so that the payment is made automatically each year.
The annual payment this year is due to be paid by no later than 7 April 2017. Car owners who pay by direct debit should check that the money has been taken from their account for the payment for 2017. Those who pay manually should make arrangements for the payment to be made soon to meet the 7 April 2017 deadline.
I seem to remember a friend of mine changed banks and the new bank failed to set up the direct debit correctly. I think the person was charged a fine for not having paid the tax on time. As well as having to pay the car tax itself.