Goods Vehicles

The Motor Tax Rates for Goods Vehicles are based on the unladen weight of the vehicle.

To renew motor tax on your goods vehicle, you will need:
1. Completed Renewal Form RF100B or RF100A Form
2. Appropriate fee

To tax a vehicle as a goods vehicle for the first time, you will need:
• Application Form RF100 if the vehicle is new or imported – this form will be available from the motor dealer if the vehicle is new or, from the NCT Centre if the vehicle is imported.
OR
Application Form RF111 if the vehicle has been converted to a goods vehicle and Advice of Conversion Form etc. must be enclosed – see the information on converting a vehicle here.
• A Weight Docket from an Authorised Weighbridge if the unladen weight is not shown on the RF100 Form or has changed since registration.
• Goods Only Declaration Form for vehicles under 3,500 kg – and documentary proofs.
• Appropriate fee

To renew motor tax after a change in ownership of a goods vehicle, you will need:
• Change of Ownership Form RF200 fully completed by seller and buyer for vehicles first registered prior to 1/1/1993 OR Vehicle Registration Certificate fully completed by seller and buyer for vehicles registered after 1/1/1993
• Change of Particulars Form RF111 if any of the vehicle particulars have been changed by the new owner. If the vehicle has a separate trailer, a weight docket will be required – the vehicle should be weighed with the heaviest trailer with which it will be used.
• Renewal Form RF100A fully completed with insurance and renewal payment details
• Goods Only Declaration Form for vehicles under 3,500 kgs.
• Documentary proofs (see below)
• Appropriate Fee

GOODS ONLY DECLARATION FORM:
To qualify for taxing a vehicle at the goods rate, a vehicle must be used solely in the course of the owner’s business or trade, and not used at any time for social, domestic or pleasure purposes. The owner must complete a Goods Only Declaration Form at a Garda Station to confirm this:
• At first taxing of a new light goods vehicle
• After change of ownership of a light goods vehicle

Documentary Proofs
In the case of – Company/Self Employed/Sole Trader:
• Original Commercial Insurance Certificate in the name of the registered owner. Only employees can be listed as named drivers on the insurance. Where employees are listed as named drivers on the insurance, it is necessary for you to confirm in writing that they are employees. Where any driver is listed more than once on the insurance, it is necessary for you to confirm in writing that these names refer to the same driver.
• Original confirmation letter from the Revenue Commissioners confirming that you are registered with them. (Please note this is not required in the case of a limited company.)The Revenue confirmation letter must include:
(1) your name and address,
(2) your Revenue registered number,
(3) your Revenue status e.g. Self Employed/Sole Trader etc.,
(4) your business/occupation.
(Note that a herd number, flock number or tax clearance certificate will not suffice.)
Contact Details: Revenue Commissioners, South West Registrations, River House, Charlotte Quay, Limerick.
Opening Hours: Monday – Friday 9.15am – 4.00pm.
Tel: 1890 368 378 – Select Option “Registration”.
In the case of – Employee/PAYE Worker:
• Original Commercial Insurance Certificate in the name of the registered owner. No other drivers can be listed on the insurance. Where you are listed more than once on the insurance, it is necessary for you to confirm in writing that these names refer to you.
• Original confirmation letter signed by your employer. The official letter from your employer must include the following confirmation:
(1) your name and address,
(2) your PPS number,
(3) your vehicle registration number,
(4) that you are required by your employer to use your goods vehicle for work purposes,
(5) the use of the vehicle,
(6) your employer’s business,
(7) your employer’s registered number.
Please note that further information and / or documentation may be required when your application is submitted and reviewed by this office.

VEHICLE TESTING:
There is no longer a requirement for an owner to present their current Pass Statement or Certificate of Roadworthiness to the Motor Tax Office as vehicle testing details are updated by the Road Safety Authority. Using a vehicle (car) without valid test certificate (NCT) incurs penalty points. However all goods vehicles must complete an annual roadworthiness test in a Commercial Vehicle Test Centre, regardless of how the vehicle is taxed. This includes vehicles such as car vans and 4×4 vehicles converted for goods use. For more information on commercial vehicle testing, please contact the Commercial Vehicle Testing Section of the Road Safety Authority at 091 872600, cvtadmin@rsa.ie or at www.rsa.ie

WEIGHT DOCKET:
As motor tax rates for goods vehicles are based on unladen weight, this must be confirmed on a Weight Docket which must issue from an Authorised Weighbridge appointed for this purpose by a local authority. A Weight Docket is required upon the first taxing of a vehicle, after any alterations to the vehicle, or may be requested at any time at the discretion of the Motor Tax Office. All weighing for Kerry Motor Taxation purposes must be carried out at a weighbridge approved and appointed by Kerry Motor Tax:

Authorised Weighbridges:
Ballyvirrane Waste Transfer Station, Ballyvirrane, Milltown.
Coolcaslagh Waste Transfer Station, Coolcaslagh, Killarney
Caherciveen Waste Transfer Station, Inchmactaige, Caherciveen
Kenmare Waste Transfer Station, Claddanure, Kenmare
Kellihers Agri Feeds, Ballymullen, Tralee.

Commercial (Goods) Vehicles must submit a valid weight docket from an authorised weighbridge issued within past 3 working days when required as part of a motor tax application.
Note: When weighing an articulated unit for the first time, or after each change of ownership, it must be weighed with the heaviest trailer it is likely to draw during the taxing period.

Public Service Vehicles
First time taxing of PSV Vehicles/School Buses:
• Form RF100 (available from Motor Dealer) fully completed and signed by the registered owner.
• Fee (click here for current motor tax rates)
• In the cases of PSV Vehicles and School Buses, a valid Vehicle PSV Licence, or Article 60 in the case of School Buses, must accompany application.

Renewal of Public Service Vehicles
• Fully completed Renewal Form RF100B, or RF100A if there is arrears or a non-use period
• A valid Hackney, Limousine or Taxi licence issued by the Commission for Taxi Regulation or Article 60 in the case of School Buses
• Appropriate Fee

Public Service Vehicles
First time taxing of PSV Vehicles/School Buses:
• Form RF100 (available from Motor Dealer) fully completed and signed by the registered owner.
• Fee (click here for current motor tax rates)
• In the cases of PSV Vehicles and School Buses, a valid Vehicle PSV Licence, or Article 60 in the case of School Buses, must accompany application.

Renewal of Public Service Vehicles
• Fully completed Renewal Form RF100B, or RF100A if there is arrears or a non-use period
• A valid Hackney, Limousine or Taxi licence issued by the Commission for Taxi Regulation or Article 60 in the case of School Buses
• Appropriate Fee

Contact Us

Motor Tax Office,
Kerry County Council Offices,
Princes Quay,
Tralee,
Co. Kerry
Tel: 066/7122300
Fax: 066/7122595
Email: motortax@kerrycoco.ie

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