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How much to tax a Citroen van privately?

I want to tax a Citroen Expert van with a 1.6 diesel engine; how much is it to tax privately?

Filed under taxation - Asked by Declan Hourigan (Dungarvan ) - Wed, 26 Aug 2020 10:25

How much to tax a 2012 Volvo XC70?

How much to tax a 2012 Volvo XC70. 2.4 D5 automatic?

Filed under taxation - Asked by John Finnan (Tipperary) - Sun, 30 Aug 2020 05:47

Can I tax my small van privately?

I have a small van and I have commercial insurance. Can I tax it privately?

Filed under taxation - Asked by Anna Smith (Galway) - Mon, 31 Aug 2020 14:46

How much to tax an Amarok privately?


I’m looking to buy a 2.0-litre Volkswagen Amarok for my VAT reg’d business, but also want to use it with the family. How much is the private tax?


Filed under taxation - Asked by Aiden O Connor (Dublin) - Thu, 03 Sep 2020 23:22

Is it cheaper to tax an LPG-fuelled car?

Does a 3.2 petrol engine converted to LPG, a 2000 model, qualify for a tax reduction based on CO2 emissions being certified by the NCT centre?

Filed under taxation - Asked by Tommy Carey (Moate. Co Westmeath ) - Wed, 09 Sep 2020 13:56

Is a newer petrol car cheaper to tax?

I have a 1990 Mercedes petrol car and the tax is expensive, if I bought a 2012 petrol car would the tax be cheaper?

Filed under taxation - Asked by Pat Campionlaois - Fri, 11 Sep 2020 21:15

Motor tax on this imported Ford?

What would be the motor tax on a Titanium X 120hp five-door auto? The car is registered in the North and VRT is €7,998.

Filed under taxation - Asked by Teresa Sheehy (Limerick) - Sun, 13 Sep 2020 13:41

Where to send motor tax renewal forms?

To what address do I send a motor tax renewal form? I live in Dublin.



Filed under taxation - Asked by Ann Byrne (Dublin ) - Wed, 12 Aug 2020 11:55

Am I paying the right tax on my Toyota Auris?


I have a 2009 Toyota Auris. I have to pay €160 per quarter. That seems way too high a tax to be paying for a 1.4 2009 Auris? I'd really appreciate it if you could shed some light on this for me.

Many thanks,

Nicola Dee

Filed under taxation - Asked by Nicola Dee (Dungarvan) - Fri, 14 Aug 2020 11:03

Is my Transit tax rate correct?


I wonder if you can shed some light on this for me. So I have a Ford Transit crew cab and I have had to get it insured as a private vehicle with social domestic and pleasure cover. I have had to take it for a test as a commercial vehicle, it has a 2,198cc engine with emissions of 197g/km. I have gone to tax the vehicle and been charged €1,200, which is the CO2 emission rate, but according to your information given, if it’s a commercial vehicle being taxed privately the charge reverts back to the engine size, which is as mentioned above 2,198cc and a charge of €958 should have been implemented. Is your information correct and do Revenue owe me the difference?

Thanks for taking the time to read this,

Kevin Farrer

Foxford, Co Mayo

Filed under taxation - Asked by Kevin Farrer (Foxford) - Fri, 14 Aug 2020 21:09

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