A PIN is included in your renewal notice, which we send in the month of expiry of your current disc (or current vehicle off-road declaration).
Your PIN is the last six digits of your Vehicle Registration Certificate Number when taxing a second hand (taxed before) vehicle.
Your PIN is the last six characters of your vehicle's chassis number (VIN) as printed on your RF100 form when taxing a brand new or imported vehicle for the first time.
You can also get your PIN by clicking here.
If your tax class is not listed you will need to contact your local Motor Tax Office to find out what is needed to tax your vehicle.
You can tax a commercial vehicle online as long as you have:
If you are taxing a commercial vehicle for the first time in your name you must do so at your local Motor Tax Office. You should contact them in advance to find out any supporting documentation that is needed. Motor Tax Office contact details can be got by clicking here.
We will post your tax disc within four working days of the transaction being done online. For first taxing of a brand new/imported vehicle we will also post your new Vehicle Registration Certificate (VRC).
If you have any queries about this transaction, please use one of the following options:
You must apply to your local motor tax office for a replacement tax disc where the original has been lost (e.g. in the post) destroyed or damaged.
You must complete Form RF134, get it witnessed and stamped by a member of An Garda Siochána, and then send to that office. Form RF134 is available at your local motor tax office or by clicking here. The motor tax office will give you a replacement disc over the counter.
For any other queries about delivery of your disc, please email email@example.com, including your vehicle registration number.
You can only apply for a motor tax refund at your local motor tax office. You will need to complete Form RF120, get it witnessed and stamped by a member of An Garda Síochána, and then send it to that office. You should contact them in advance to find out if any other supporting documentation is needed.
A minimum of 3 unexpired whole calendar months must be left on the disc when it is surrendered to the motor tax office.
Form RF120 is available at your local motor tax office or by clicking here.
Refunds are generally only given where a vehicle is scrapped (by an Authorised Treatment Facility only), stolen or exported. They are not given where a vehicle has been sold.
The following link gives the motor tax rates for a specific vehicle based on the current tax classification of the vehicle.
By Vehicle Registration Number
The link below allows you to view the motor tax rates for a vehicle's basis of assessment.
By Vehicle Basis of Assessment
There are now two systems under which road tax is calculated for passenger cars. Click here for further details.
Commercial vehicles taxed privately are always taxed on engine cc.
For private vehicles first registered before the 1st January 2008, motor tax is calculated based on the engine size of the vehicle.
For private vehicles first registered on or after the 1st July 2008, motor tax is calculated on the vehicles CO2 emission levels
For details of private vehicles first registered (country of origin) between 1 January 2008 and 30 June 2008 click here
Private vehicles first registered (country of origin) between 1 January 2008 and 30 June 2008 initially had their motor tax charged on the basis of engine size. These vehicles were switched to the CO2 based motor tax system on next renewal (post 1 July 2008) where it was financially beneficial. This tax band stays with those vehicles until end of life even if motor tax rates change.
Private vehicles registered in the first six months of 2008 (country of origin) and now imported into this country will be assigned the most financially beneficial motor tax rate on first taxing. This tax band stays with those vehicles until end of life even if motor tax rates change.
You are liable for motor tax when your vehicle is used in a public place. Motor tax discs are given for periods of three, six, or 12 whole calendar months.
If you do not intend to use the vehicle in a public place you must declare it off the road in advance.
For a second hand vehicle (taxed before), motor tax is charged from the beginning of the month of sale of the vehicle.
For a brand new/imported vehicle, motor tax is charged from the beginning of the month of registration.
For a second hand vehicle (taxed before), motor tax arrears (back tax) become due from the beginning of the month after sale. For a brand new/imported vehicle, motor tax arrears become due from the beginning of the month after registration.
Monthly arrears are charged at one tenth of the annual rate and are provided for by Section 6 of the Non-Use of Motor Vehicles Act 2013.