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Why the difference in motor tax for my Mercs?

I own two Mercedes-Benz 2.1-litre cars; one costs €290 and the other costs €570: why the difference?

Filed under taxation - Asked by Ed Hogan (Carrick-on-Suir) - Mon, 10 Feb 2020 20:44

What paperwork needed to tax my van?

I am buying a van for the first time and the van has no current tax disc, but does have a valid CVRT. I would like to tax the van privately. Can this all be done online and do I still have to provide proof that I will be using it commercially some of the time?

Filed under taxation - Asked by D Barden (Carrick On Shannon) - Mon, 03 Feb 2020 12:59

Is motor tax different for rarely used cars?

Is there a different tax bracket for rarely used cars?

Filed under taxation - Asked by Ol Mallun (Meath) - Tue, 04 Feb 2020 21:49

Does the weight of a Hilux matter to tax?

Does a new commercial Toyota Hilux need to be weighed before road tax?

Filed under taxation - Asked by Lillian Montgomery (Fermoy Co.cork) - Sun, 05 Jan 2020 17:24

Is motor tax going up in 2020?

Is motor tax going up in 2020 before the budget? I have a 1.4 Skoda Octavia.

Filed under taxation - Asked by Gerry O Reilly (Limerick) - Wed, 01 Jan 2020 20:39

How much to tax a VW van privately?

How do I calculate the tax if I want to tax a 2.0-litre diesel Volkswagen Transporter privately?

Filed under taxation - Asked by John Fox (Freshford Kilkenny) - Sat, 14 Dec 2019 18:15

Can I tax this Defender as a commercial?


I'm just wondering about taxing a vehicle as commercial. I read your article on it but what if the vehicle (1998 Defender 110) only has three seats, no back seats and is classified as a commercial van? Can I still tax it without a VAT number etc, or will I have to pay full private vehicle tax?

Filed under taxation - Asked by Martin McMahon (Crinstown, Maynooth) - Mon, 16 Dec 2019 15:47

Why different tax for these Zafiras?


I can't understand something. How come my Opel Zafira 161 is in the €570 tax band and a 141 is in the €280 tax band? The two cars are identical.

Filed under taxation - Asked by Tamas Giran (Enniscorthy) - Mon, 30 Dec 2019 14:51

Motor tax on a 2008 1.6-litre car?

Hi, can you tell me the price of tax for a 2008 1.6 car?

Filed under taxation - Asked by Gerard Kiely (Limerick) - Sun, 27 Oct 2019 19:18

How much to tax a Sprinter van privately?

How much would it be to tax a Mercedes Sprinter for private use?


Filed under taxation - Asked by Simon Daniels (Tallaght ) - Mon, 25 Nov 2019 11:26

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