Motor Tax Refunds
It is possible in certain circumstances, to claim a refund of motor tax. Your application for a refund, should be made directly to you local motor tax office, on Form RF120 (downloadable below). Circumstances where you may claim a refund of motor tax include;
- the vehicle has been scrapped/destroyed or sent permanently out of the State,
- the vehicle has been stolen and has not been recovered by the owner,
- the vehicle has not been taken out or used in a public place at any time since the issue of the current disc,
- the owner of the vehicle has ceased, because of illness, injury or other physical disability, to use the vehicle,
- the owner of the vehicle has ceased, because of absence from the state for business or educational purposes, to use the vehicle,
- The owner of the vehicle has ceased, because of service overseas with the Defence Forces, to use the vehicle.
Tax discs must be surrendered immediately as refunds are generally calculated from the first of the month following the surrender of the disc. A minimum of three unexpired whole calender months must be left on the disc when surrendered.
To apply for a refund of motor tax, you need to download and complete form RF120 below. Your completed application form should include the current tax disc and the Vehicle Licensing Certificate.
If you are claiming a refund on the basis of an illness or injury, you should include a medical certificate from your doctor or health professional.
If you are claiming a refund on the basis of an absence from the State for business or educational purposes, you should have a letter from your employer or educational facility as evidence of this. Your completed application form should be returned to your Motor Tax office who will process your application.