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Small Goods Vehicles

If you have acquired a  small goods vehicle (a goods vehicle with a Design Gross Vehicle Weight not exceeding 3500Kgs)  which has already been taxed in Ireland and you wish to tax the vehicle in your name for the first time, the following additional documentation must be submitted. This is because  Mayo County Council must be satisfied that this vehicle will used solely for the conveyance of goods or burden in the course of trade or business.:-

 Completed application form-see motor tax forms

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

 and

Original current Certificate of Insurance which must state that the vehicle concerned is covered for the carriage of goods in the course of trade or business.You must be the policy holder or else be a named driver on the policy.However, in the case of an employee (see 3 below), the employee must be the policy holder.

 

AND

 

  1. If you are a farmer, you may 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 may submit:-

 

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

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

c)       Confirmation from Revenue that  your trade or business is registered for income tax-see confirmation letter attached to be completed and stamped by revenue.

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 may 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-see confirmation letter attached to be completed and stamped by revenue.

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 1890 216216.

 

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

 

AND

 

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.

 

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.

 

Requirements for Weighing Goods Vehicles:-

 if your vehicle has already been weighed and the unladen weight on the current VRC is 2500Kgs or less, there is no need to reweigh.   Otherwise you must submit a weight docket from an authorised weigh-bridge

The current vehicle registration cert  should also be submitted in the case of a vehicle which is already registered.

 

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

 

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