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Light Goods/Commercial Vehicles

The requirements for the first time taxing of a goods vehicle not exceeding 3,500kg design gross vehicle weight (DGVW).
All supporting documentation must be in the name of the registered owner. In the event of any differences, connectivity must be established to the satisfaction of the Licencing Authority.

1. A completed application form RF100 (to be obtained from the garage if new or from the NCT if imported) or form RF100A/RF100B (if it is the first time taxing on a change of ownership to your name).

2. A completed goods only declaration form RF111A – this form must be stamped and witnessed at a Garda Station. Form available at www.motortax.ie

3. The original current certificate of insurance - which must state that the applicant/vehicle concerned is covered for the carriage of goods in the course of her/his business or trade (as stated on the goods only declaration form RF111A).

4. The certificate of roadworthiness must be current if the vehicle is 1 year old or over (see list of testers at https://www.tipperarycoco.ie/motor-tax/list-authorised-testers)

5 If the vehicle is new and weighs more than 1,524 kg, has been imported or there is no weight on the NVDF, a weight docket from an Authorised Weighbridge is required (see list of Authorised Weighbridges at https://www.tipperarycoco.ie/motor-tax/list-weighbridges) If the vehicle has been previously taxed and there is a change to the unladen weight the Registration Certificate must also be surrendered and a new one will be issued.

And
6.
(A) If the applicant is a company or self-employed the original/print off from Revenue/ROS of any of the following must be submitted:

a) Revenue Tax Clearance in a Company name only or
b) V.A.T. evidence or
c) the notice of tax registration form or
d) a notice of assessment / self assessment/ Pay&File Notice

(Note : a herd number is not acceptable.)

(B) If the applicant is employed by a business/company and is a PAYE worker, the following must be submitted:-
a) An original letter (dated, signed and on headed paper) from her/his employer which must state:-
- that the named applicant is an employee;
- the registration number of the vehicle in question;
- that the vehicle is used solely for the carriage of goods in the course of the named applicant’s employment with that employer. (This wording must be used in all cases);
- the nature of the business and
- the employers revenue registration number.
b) Original correspondence from the Revenue Commissioners dated within the last year relevant to the current employment showing the applicants name, address & PPS number e.g. Tax Credit Certificate/ End of Year Statement (P21)
or
P60 or Payslips dated within last 6 weeks, relevant to current employment.

Any of the documents supplied under Section 6 must not be over one year old and are solely to satisfy the business or trade requirement to tax a goods vehicle.

The Motor Taxation Office, in its absolute discretion, may require additional information.
Tel: 0761 06 5000
Note: If the vehicle is used in any private capacity it must be taxed at the private rate.

To renew motor taxation on a goods vehicle currently registered to you the following is required:-

  • Completed application form, i.e. Reminder RF100B or Tax Renewal Form RF100A – forms available at www.motortax.ie
  • Appropriate Fee.
  • The vehicle must have a current Certificate of Roadworthiness where it is one year old or more from the date it was first registered. This will automatically show on NVDF if tested since October 2013.
  • Insurance details.
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What vehicles need a Certificate of Road worthiness?

A Certificate of Roadworthiness is required before the following vehicle can be taxed:

  1. Mechanically propelled vehicles, registered for one year or more, used for the carriage of passengers with more than 8 seats, not including the driver e.g. a bus.
  2. Goods vehicles, registered for one year or more. NOTE- Goods vehicles which are taxed privately also require a Certificate of Roadworthiness Once the vehicle is over ONE year old. .
  3. Goods trailers, registered for one year or more, having an unladen weight exceeding 1,524 kilograms. .
  4. Ambulances, registered for one year or more..
  5. Motor Campervans, DOE cert for Motor Campervans follow the same procedure as for private cars i.e. a DOE cert is required on the fourth anniversary of first registration and is re-tested every other year. When a Motor Campervan is ten years old, a DOE test needs to be carried out every year..