Taxation of Private Vehicles
Liability for Motor Tax arises from the date the vehicle is first registered or from the date of purchase of a second hand vehicle.
For first taxing of a new or imported private car you need:
- Application Form RF100 (obtainable from Garage or from the NCT). Form must be fully completed & signed ensuring valid insurance details are entered.
- Appropriate Fee. Refer to Motor Tax Rates
To renew motor taxation on a private car when there is no break in tax you need:
To renew taxation on a private car when there is a break in tax:
One month after your tax renewal date, motor tax arrears will become due on your vehicle
- Completed application form, RF100A. Form must be fully completed & signed ensuring valid insurance details are entered.
- Appropriate Fee. Refer to rates of duty.
For taxation of a vehicle where a change of Particulars is necessary
(e.g. change of address, change of class, change of engine) you need:
National Car Test (NCT)
Testing of private cars is required under EU Directive 96/96/EC & began on 4th January 2000. A NCT is due on the 4th anniversary of the first registration date (day/month/yr in Ireland or abroad – whichever is the earliest) and every two years thereafter until the vehicle reaches ten years old then an annual test is required.
At the moment Motor Tax Offices do not require an NCT certificate for taxation purposes. However, customers are advised that they are still obliged to have a valid/in date NCT for their vehicle. It is an offence to use a car liable for testing in a public place without an NCT and penalty points came into operation on the 1st May 2009 for drivers caught driving a vehicle without a valid NCT. Enforcement of this law is the responsibility of the Garda Siochana.
Where can I get further information?
Queries in relation to any aspect of the NCT should be directed to:
Customer Enquiries, National Car Testing Service (NCTS)
Citywest Business Campus
Booking Number: 01 4135992
Customer Enquiries : 01 4135994
VRT Bookings : 01 4135975
Test Integrity : 01 6309319
Taxi Booking : 01 4135960