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Tax a New or Imported Vehicle for the First Time.

New or Imported Vehicles not previously taxed in Ireland

You can tax a new or imported vehicle for the first time by post, in person or online.

The vehicle must already be registered with the Revenue Commissioners.

Step 1: Complete the Application Form RF100 (Vehicle other than motorcycle) or RF100 (New or Used motorcycle).

You will normally get form RF100 from the following sources:

  • If you bought a new vehicle from a motor dealer: From the dealer that sold you the vehicle.
  • If you imported the vehicle: From the National Car Testing Service at www.nct.ie

If ownership is changed prior to first taxing (other than to a motor dealer) the registered owner selling the vehicle must forward the form RF100 and details in writing of the name /address of the new owner and date of transfer of ownership to the Department of Transport, Shannon, Co. Clare

Step 2: Get the vehicle’s insurance details

The following insurance details must be declared on the form RF100

  • Name of your insurer
  • Your policy number
  • The insurance expiry date

If your vehicle is not insured, you must first get it insured before applying for motor tax.

Step 3: Provide additional documentation-see below

Goods vehicle

Procedures

TAXATION OF GOODS VEHICLES AND ADAPTED GOODS VEHICLES

APPLICANTS SHOULD NOTE THAT IF THE VEHICLE IS USED AT ANY TIME FOR SOCIAL, DOMESTIC OR PLEASURE PURPOSES, IT MUST BE TAXED AT THE PRIVATE RATE.

If you are taxing a new or imported Goods Vehicle for the first time in Ireland, you will need to complete the  application form RF100 (Vehicle other than motorcycle).:-

You will also need to submit:-

  • Commercial insurance certificate in your name or with you as a named driver
  • If the vehicle is a new vehicle, weight docket from an authorised weigh-bridge if the unladen weight of the vehicle in the National Vehicle and Driver File (NVDF) is over 1524kgs or if there is no weight recorded in the NVDF.
  • If the vehicle is being taxed in Ireland for the first time and has been imported, weight docket from an authorised weigh-bridge

 

          A current certificate of road worthiness must be in place if the vehicle is one year old or more.

 Articulated Vehicles:-

An Articulated Vehicle (ie vehicle and semi-trailer) is regarded as a single vehicle and motor tax is payable on the basis of the unladen weight of the tractor unit plus the unladen weight of the heaviest semi-trailer which will be used at any time during the period of the licence.

 

Goods Vehicles with a Design Gross Vehicle Weight not exceeding 3500 Kgs-Light Goods Vehicle

In accordance with instructions received from the Dept of the Environment, a person taxing a light  goods vehicle for the first time, either new or imported, must have a business registered for income tax purposes with the Revenue Commissioners and must have a Business  Income Tax Registration number. You must submit proof of same to the Motor Tax Office.

In order to qualify for the Goods rate of Motor Tax, Mayo County Council must be satisfied that your vehicle will only be used for the conveyance of goods or burden in the course of trade or business.

 In order to meet these requirements the following documentation must be submitted:-

 Completed Goods Only Declaration Form RF111A - stamped and witnessed at a Garda Station  and

  1. If you are a farmer, you must submit documentary evidence from the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine showing your herd number. Any letter or document from the Department which is less than 3 years old which shows your name and address and your herd number will suffice.

 Alternatively, you must submit:-

a)      Evidence of Registration for V.A.T.or

b)      Notice of Assessment or if you cannot produce any of the above,

c)      Confirmation from Revenue that  your trade or business is registered for income tax

Please note that any of the documentation submitted under Section 1 (a) or (b) must not be over 3  years old and must be on the Revenue Commissioners headed paper. The confirmation letter from Revenue,see1(c) must be dated in the last year.

OR

 2.If you are self-employed ,(Plumber, Electrician etc) , a Sole Trader or a Company, the original of any of the following must be submitted:

 a)      Evidence of Registration for V.A.T.or

b)      Notice of Assessment or if you cannot produce any of the above,

c)      Confirmation from Revenue that your trade or business is registered for income tax

Please note that any of the documentation submitted under Section 2 (a) or (b) must not be over 3  years old and must be on the Revenue Commissioners headed paper. The confirmation letter from Revenue, see2(c)  must be dated in the last year.

 

If your business is not registered with the Revenue Commissioners for income tax purposes, you may apply to Revenue for tax registration. A copy of the “Tax Registration” form furnished to Revenue and stamped by them must be submitted to us. The contact number for Revenue 1890216216.

 OR

 

3. If you are currently employed by a Company/Business and you are a PAYE worker with that Company/Business, the following may be submitted:-

 

 a) a pay slip, dated within the last 6 weeks  showing your name and your PPS number and the name of your employer

 

b)  An Original letter from your employer on headed paper, dated within the last 6 weeks , to state/include:-

 

  • the nature of the business
  • that you are an employee
  • The date you commenced employment with the Company/Business
  • Your PPS number
  • the registration number of the vehicle in question 
  • The letter must state specifically that the vehicle is used by you for the carriage of goods in the course of your employment.

 

 

3. Please note that if you are an employee,you must submit a Certificate of Commercial Insurance showing you as the  policy holder. An insurance cert showing you as a named driver is not acceptable.

 

 Please also note the following:-

  If the unladen weight of the vehicle is over 1524 Kgs, the vehicle must be weighed at an authorised weighbridge and a weight docket must be submitted.

 If the vehicle is more than 1 year old, a current Certificate of Roadworthiness must be in force

 We will not be in a position to tax your vehicle at the  goods rate of motor tax until these requirements are met. The only purpose of requesting any of the items under Sections 1, 2 or 3 is solely to establish  the trade or business requirements to tax a goods vehicle

 

 Certificate of Roadworthines

To obtain a Certificate of Roadworthiness you must :-

 

  Step 4: Submit your application and Motor Tax fee See motor tax rates.

Post your application or call in person to any of the Motor Tax Offices  listed below:-

  • Motor Tax Office, Mayo County Council, Glenpark, Castlebar. Phone 094 90 47600
  • Motor Tax Office, Mayo County Council, Civic Offices,Arran Place, Ballina. Phone 096 76100
  • Motor Tax Office, Mayo County Council, Belmullet Civic Centre,Church Road, Belmullet. Phone 097 81004

Please remember to enclose the following:

  • All the supporting documentation explained above.
  • The appropriate Motor Tax amount for your vehicle. See motor tax rates. Make a cheque or money order payable to Mayo County Council Motor Tax Account

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