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Tax a goods vehicle for the first time

Tax a goods vehicle in your name for the 1st time at the strong goods rate where the design gross vehicle weight does not exceed 3,500kg

Tax a vehicle - company, self employed or a sole trader

You will need to submit the following to the Ennis motor tax office :

  1. Motor Tax Renewal Form (1 of the following)

    • RFI00A (for standard motor tax renewals)
    • RF100B (as issued by the Department of Transport, Shannon)
    • RF111 (if there is a change in particulars, e.g. tax class)
    • RF100 (for new vehicles or vehicles never previously taxed in the Republic of Ireland, usually
      received by the registered owner after purchasing a new vehicle or after importing a vehicle).
  2. RF111A Goods Only Declaration signed and stamped at the local Garda Station. This declaration
    must contain details of the business the vehicle will be used for together with your income tax
    registration number.
  3. Current commercial insurance i.e. you have to submit the original insurance certificate for the
    vehicle. The insurance certificate should show that the carriage of goods in the course of trade or
    business is covered.
  4. Written confirmation from the Revenue Commissioners confirming that you are registered with them.
    Please note that if the vehicle is registered to a company, then Revenue Commissioners confirmation
    is not required.

    If the vehicle is not registered to a company, but rather, is registered to a private individual, then
    written confirmation from the Revenue Commissioners is required or if the private individual is an
    employee of a company, tum overleaf for guidance.)

    » The Revenue confirmation letter must be current and include:

    1. Your name and address,
    2. Your Revenue registered number,
    3. Your Revenue status e.g. self employed/sole trader etc.,
    4. Your business/occupation.

    Also note that a herd number, flock number or tax clearance certificate will not suffice.

    Contact Details for Revenue: Business Registration, Revenue Commissioners, P.O. Box 1, Wexford.
    Tel: 01 7383630 or e-mail businesstaxesregistrations@revenue.ie.

    Note the details relating to your business should match for Nos. 2, 3 and 4.
  5. Your vehicle must have a current CVRT (commercial vehicle roadworthiness test) and tested at an approved DOE test centre.

    NSAI approved test centres in Co. Clare include:
     

      1. Banner Test Centre, Darragh, Ennis;
      2. Clare Vehicle Test Centre, Clarecastle.

You do not have to submit a copy of the test along with your motor tax application, as the test will have been uploaded to the national database at the test centre.
If the application concerns tax class change to the goods carrying rate, the submission of the VRC will be required.
Only in the case of 1st time taxings of imported vehicles, you will need to submit a weight docket with your application.

Please note if a vehicle is used in any private capacity i.e. social, pleasure or domestic purposes, it must be taxed at the private rate.

Tax a vehicle - Employee or PAYE worker

You will need to submit the following to the Ennis motor tax office :

  1. Motor Tax Renewal Form (1 of the following)

    • RFI00A (for standard motor tax renewals)
    • RF100B (as issued by the Department of Transport, Shannon)
    • RF111 (if there is a change in particulars, e.g. tax class)
    • RF100 (for new vehicles or vehicles never previously taxed in the Republic of Ireland, usually
      received by the registered owner after purchasing a new vehicle or after importing a vehicle).
  2. RF111A Goods Only Declaration signed and stamped at the local Garda Station. This declaration
    must contain details of the business the vehicle will be used for together with your income tax
    registration number.
  3. Official written confirmation letter on headed paper signed by your employer
    » The official letter from your employer must be current and include the following
    confirmation:
    1. The nature of the business,
    2. That you are an employee,
    3. That the vehicle is used by you solely for the carriage of goods in the course of your employment and the vehicle registration number,
    4. Your employer's Revenue registered number and your employer's address,
    5. Your PPS Number.

    Evidence of your income tax registration is also required e.g. European Health Insurance Card/Social Services Card or any correspondence from Revenue within the last year showing your PPS number.

    Contact Details for Revenue: Business Registration, Revenue Commissioners, P.O. Box 1, Wexford.
    Tel: 01 7383630 or e-mail businesstaxesregistrations@revenue.ie.

  4. Current Commercial Insurance i.e. you have to submit the original insurance certificate for the vehicle. The insurance certificate should show that the carriage of goods in the course of trade or business is covered.

    Note: Details relating to your business should match for Nos. 2, 3 and 4.

  5. Your vehicle must have a current CVRT (commercial vehicle roadworthiness test) and tested at an NSAI approved DOE test centre. 

Approved test centres in Co. Clare include: 

      1. Banner Test Centre, Darragh, Ennis; 
      2. Clare Vehicle Test Centre, Clarecastle.

 You do not have to submit a copy of the test along with your motor tax application, as the test will have been uploaded to the national database at the test centre.

If the application concerns tax class change to the goods carrying rate, the submission of the VRC will be required.
Only in the case of 1 st time taxings of imported vehicles, you will need to submit a weight docket with your
application.

Please note if a vehicle is used in any private capacity i.e. social, pleasure or
domestic purposes, it must be taxed at the private rate.

Note for self-employed motor tax customers seeking to tax a small goods vehicle for the 1st time at the small goods rate of motor tax

During the Covid crisis, Revenue letters can be requested through the Revenue
website, but not over the phone.
The motor tax office may also accept the following by way of confirmation regarding
your business and Revenue number (all must be dated within the last 12 months):

  1. notice of assessment from the Revenue Commissioners.
  2. other correspondence from the Revenue Commissioners/from ROS account from the Revenue website that confirms you are registered with them for the business. The correspondence must quote the Revenue number.
  3. VAT receipt.
  4. Accountant letter that confirms registration with Revenue and a Revenue number.

Page last reviewed: 14/09/21

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