You may be able to claim a refund of Motor Taxation in certain limited circumstances
- Vehicle stolen and not recovered
- End of Life Vehicle
- Vehicle Exported
- Vehicle not used in a public place at any time since the issue of the vehicle licence
- Vehicle not used due to owners illness
- Vehicle unused because the registered owner was absent from the State for business / educational purposes or overseas service with the Defence Forces
What documents do I need to submit to my local motor taxation office to apply for a refund?
- Form RF120 – available at www.motortax.ie
- Vehicle Licence*
- Vehicle Registration Certificate*
*If destroyed, lost or submitted to your insurance company Form RF134, available at www.motortax.ie should also be submitted.
Supporting Documentation required if:
End of Life Vehicle
Certificate of Destruction
Vehicle Stolen and not recovered
Incident Report from An Garda Síochána
Written confirmation from your insurance company detailing the theft and confirming settlement of the claim.
Written confirmation from Customs or new Registration Authority regarding the exportation of the vehicle / registration of the vehicle in new jurisdiction. The correspondence should include the registration number, chassis number and date of export of the vehicle.
Vehicle not used in a public place since issue of tax disc
Letter confirming the circumstances of non use
Written confirmation from your insurance company detailing the removal of insurance cover from your vehicle
Vehicle not used due to registered owners illness or injury
Written confirmation from a Doctor / Consultant confirming your medical incapacity from driving a vehicle. The relevant period of incapacity from driving should also be stated.
Vehicle not used due to absence from the State
Written confirmation from an educational body, business or other suitable evidence confirming the relevant period of absence from the State
In all cases the motor taxation office in its absolute discretion may require additional information in relation to an application for a refund of motor taxation
Please note that at the time of making an application for a refund of motor taxation your vehicle licence (tax disc) should have not less than three months before the expiry of the vehicle licence (tax disc)