Goods Vehicles

To be taxed at the goods rate, a vehicle must be constructed or adapted for use and used for the conveyance of goods or burden of any other description in the course of trade or business (including agriculture and the performance by a local or public authority of its functions).

Weights

An articulated vehicle (i.e. vehicle and semi-trailer) is 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 semi-trailer which will be used at any time during the period of the tax disc.

  • Light goods <= 3500 kg  – Weight docket not always required on change of ownership. (see below) *
  • Heavy goods > 3500 kg – Weight docket always required on change of ownership.

* In respect of Light Goods Vehicles not exceeding 3,500 kg, (DGVW), unless it is the first taxing of the vehicle or if no weight is recorded on the Motor Tax information system, from the 27 .3.17 it is no longer necessary to submit a Weight Docket on change of ownership,

 

New owner taxing for the first time (cannot tax online)  forms available under “FORMS” tab on previous page.

  1. RF 100a  form  –
  2. rf111a – goods only Declaration witnessed in Garda Station –
  3. Up to date evidence of Business and insurance cert (confirming insurance for commercial purposes /carriage of goods and services)

N.B. Supporting business documentation must relate to “The nature of business/trade” outlined on the rf111a. There must be a clear link between the vehicle owner and the business.

ie recent correspondence from revenue commissioners, building trade invoice with vat no if building trade is stated, herd no. with up to date herd card if farming etc.

4. And – but only  if imported or brand new – ie never taxed before in the Irish Republic – Weight docket from a recognised weighbridge. List Of Weighbridges   County Monaghan and in proximity.

 

NB: If the BUSINESS is not directly linked to you, then the vehicle owner must be:

  • an employee of the business whose vehicle is;
    1. used solely for the purpose of the business and
    2. a declaration as such on headed paper signed by the business owner/director   – see attached Declaration form

 

RATES :        €94 for 3mths,      €184 for 6mths,      €333 for 12mths    (Arrears from the date of expiry of last disc or month of purchase whichever is latest = €33.30 per month) Fractions excluded in any total.

 

Renew Motor Tax

Documentation required to renew motor tax:

  • Completed – Reminder Renewal form RF100B

or

  • Motor Tax Renewal Form RF100A
  • When the vehicle has an arrears period
  • When a change of ownership has taken place
  • When the RF100B has been mislaid or lost

 

Taxing Commercial Vehicles for the first time

If the BUSINESS is not directly linked to you, then the vehicle owner must be:

  • an employee of the business whose vehicle is;
    1. used solely for the purpose of the business and
    2. a declaration as such on headed paper signed by the business owner/director.

A declaration template is available at our offices at Market Street, Monaghan, Co. Monaghan  

 

  • For further information on vehicle testing log on to www.rsa.ie – services, vehicle testing.

 

Goods Vehicle Tests (CRW) Certificates of Roadworthiness.

  1. Commercial Vehicle Roadworthiness Test System –Pass with Minor Deficiencies

When you present a vehicle for a commercial vehicle test and the RSA identify that it has only minor deficiencies (defects), i.e. the RSA identified no major or dangerous deficiencies, the test result in this case will be ‘Pass pending recheck of minor deficiencies’. The RSA will not send out the certificate of roadworthiness (CRW) until all minor deficiencies are confirmed as rectified by the CVR testing centre where the vehicle was tested.

What will happen?

You’ll receive a test report for your vehicle with a result of ‘Pass pending recheck of minor deficiencies’. This report will clearly list the minor deficiencies identified on your vehicle.

  • The RSA won’t send you the CRW – the RSA will put it on hold. Please note that you won’t be able to tax your commercial vehicle unless it has a current CRW.
  • You must get the minor deficiencies rectified.
  • You must return with your vehicle to the test centre where the original CVR test was carried out. The RSA will recheck your vehicle to confirm that the minor deficiencies have been rectified.
  • There is no fee for completing this recheck.
  • Once the CVR tester confirms that the minor deficiencies have been rectified, the RSA will give you a pass statement and the RSA will automatically send the CRW to the current registered owner of the vehicle.

EU Directive 2014–45

  1. Recognition of Certificates of Roadworthiness from other Member States

If you’re the registered owner of an imported used commercial vehicle from another EU member state and the vehicle has a current valid roadworthiness certificate issued by another member state at the time the vehicle is registered in Ireland, you can apply to have the unexpired portion of the CRW recognised in Ireland. If the CRW issued by another member state is in order, the RSA will send you a recognition certificate for your vehicle. This will include a disc that you must display on your vehicle as evidence that your vehicle’s CRW has been recognised in Ireland.
This is provided that the out-of-state CRW is valid under Irish roadworthiness testing rules.

How to obtain an Irish-issued EU recognition certificate?

  • Complete a roadworthiness certificate recognition exchange application form. These forms are available to download from the RSA online at cvrt.ie or directly from the RSA offices.
  • Return the completed application form with the original or a certified true copy of the out-of-state roadworthiness certificate to the following postal address: Roadworthiness Certificate Recognition, CVRT Admin Section, Road Safety Authority, Clonfert House, Bride Street, Loughrea, Co Galway.

The RSA will send the Irish-issued recognition certificate by post to the current registered owner of the vehicle. When you receive your certificate, you should note the expiry date as this is now your vehicle test due date and you will be required to present your vehicle for its first roadworthiness test in Ireland on or before this date.

  1. Imports

Changes being introduced for imported commercial vehicles relate to test due dates and CRW expiry dates.

If a used commercial vehicle is imported, which is more than one year old, the test due date will now be aligned to the date of first registration in Ireland and the CRW expiry date will be calculated based on the date of first registration rather than on the date the vehicle passed the CVR test.
Where a used commercial vehicle is imported that is less than one year old, then the test due date will be aligned to the date of first registration in the country of origin.

  1. Vintage Vehicles

Changes being introduced relate to test frequency, CRW validity periods and the introduction of an exemption from compulsory CVR testing.
If you have a vintage vehicle that is normally tested within the commercial vehicle test regime, you may be able to apply for an exemption from the requirement to undergo an annual roadworthiness test.

-Vintage vehicles first registered before 1 January 1980 which are being used solely for non-commercial purposes do not need roadworthiness testing.

-Vehicles registered after 1 January 1980 but over 30 years of age which are being used solely for non-commercial purposes must undergo compulsory roadworthiness testing every two years instead of annually.

From January 2020:

-Any vehicle over 40 years old will not be required to undergo a roadworthiness test provided it’s not being used for commercial purposes.

How to apply for an exemption?
If your vehicle is over 30 years of age and registered after 1 January 1980, you must sign a declaration of its non-commercial use at your CVR testing centre when you are having your vehicle tested. Once you sign this declaration and your vehicle has passed its test, the RSA will send you a CRW which is valid for two years from the date of test.

Note: This exemption only applies to vehicles which are being used for non-commercial use. All vehicles being used on a public road for whatever purposes must be roadworthy.

 

  1. Converted Vehicles

Changes being introduced for converted commercial vehicles relate to test due dates and CRW expiry dates.
If you have a converted vehicle, for example from a M1 passenger vehicle to a N1 goods vehicle, its test due date will now be aligned to the ‘date of conversion’ as recorded by the Motor Tax Office.

The CRW expiry period will be calculated based on that date rather than on the date the vehicle passed the CVR test.

 

 Further information Logon to: www.cvrt.ie Email: cvrtadmin@rsa.ie Phone: 1890 40 60 40