Tax a Heavy Goods Vehicle

Tax a Heavy Goods Vehicle

Heavy goods vehicles are vehicles exceeding 3500kg Design Gross Vehicle Weight.

Taxing a Heavy Goods Vehicle for the First Time

You need the following when taxing your heavy goods vehicle for the first time:

  1. Completed Application 
    • Form RF100 (If the vehicle is new you will obtain form RF100 from your garage or if the vehicle is imported you will obtain it from the National Car Testing Service – www.ncts.ie )
      or
    • Form RF100A – (available at www.motortax.ie) if it is your first time taxing the vehicle upon a change of ownership to your name.
  2. Vehicle Insurance Details – your vehicle insurance must cover the vehicle for commercial use.
  3. Weight Docket and Weigh Masters Certificate from an Authorised Weighbridge 

    For an articulated vehicle, the vehicle and trailer are regarded as a single vehicle.

    Motor Tax is payable on the basis of:
    - The unladen weight of the tractor unit
    plus
    - The unladen weight of the heaviest trailer which may be used at any time during the period of the vehicle licence.


    The Licencing Authority may require a weight docket on the change of ownership of a rigid truck in its absolute discretion.

    The Weight Docket and Weigh Masters Certificate must be in date i.e. dated within 3 months of the receipt of a valid motor taxation application.
     
  4. The vehicle must have a current Certificate of Road Worthiness where it is one year old or more from the date it was first registered. This will automatically show on the National Vehicle and Driver File if tested since October 2013
  5. Appropriate Fee – rates available at www.motortax.ie

Renewing Motor Tax on a Heavy Goods Vehicle Currently Registered to you

You need the following to renew motor taxation on a heavy goods vehicle currently registered to you:

  1. Completed application form, i.e. Reminder RF100B or Tax Renewal Form RF100A – available at www.motortax.ie
  2. Appropriate Fee – rates available at www.motortax.ie
  3. Vehicle Insurance details which must cover the vehicle for commercial use.
  4. Current Certificate of Roadworthiness where the vehicle is one year old or more from the date it was first registered. This will automatically show on National Vehicle and Driver File if tested since October 2013.

Renewing Motor Tax on a Heavy Goods Vehicle Currently Registered to you Where a Re-Declaration is Necessary (e.g. change of unladen weight)

You need the following to renew motor taxation on a heavy goods vehicle currently registered to you where a re-declaration is necessary:

  1. Completed Change of Particulars Form RF111 –  available at www.motortax.ie
  2. Appropriate Fee – rates available at www.motortax.ie
  3. Vehicle Insurance Details which must cover the vehicle for commercial use.
  4. Registration Book or Vehicle Registration Certificate
  5. Weight Docket and Weigh Masters Certificate from an Authorised Weighbridge

    For an articulated vehicle, the vehicle and trailer are regarded as a single vehicle.

    Motor tax is payable on the basis of:
    the unladen weight of the tractor unit
    plus
    the unladen weight of the heaviest trailer which may be used at any time during the period of the vehicle licence.

    The Weight Docket and Weigh Masters Certificate must be in date, i.e. dated within 3 months of the receipt of a valid motor taxation application.
     
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