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Which category is the Transporter crewcab?

I am considering importing a 2017/18/19 Volkswagen Transporter crewcab van for personal use. How do I know which category it would fall into for VRT? Is a crewcab van still classed as a van and in Category C or due to five seats is it classed Category A?

Filed under commercial vehicle - Asked by Peter Cody (Enfield ) - Mon, 03 Feb 2020 14:40

Do I need to weigh my Peugeot Partner?

I have a Peugeot Partner Van that was imported from UK. It is VRT'd and due for a commercial test. Do I need a weigh docket before it is tested, or before it is taxed at the commercial weight? Its mass in service is 1,406kg according to the V5.

Filed under commercial vehicle - Asked by John Joy (Listowel) - Mon, 13 Jan 2020 19:53

Any change to the taxing of commercials?


Has there been any change to the taxing of commercial as private? I bought a 2015 Berlingo van so will I have to pay under the old system?

Thanks in advance


Filed under commercial vehicle - Asked by Chris Lawlee (Buttevant) - Thu, 02 Jan 2020 11:52

Cost to tax a 2010 Transit privately?


Can you tell me what it will cost me to tax a 2010 Ford Transit 2.2-litre diesel? I want to tax it privately as I am not self employed and can’t avail of the commercial tax of €333. I’m an electrician if that makes any difference but like I say I want to tax it privately as I don’t have a VAT number. Also will I be able to insure it privately?

Filed under commercial vehicle - Asked by Eoin Grennan (Carlow ) - Tue, 31 Dec 2019 06:07

Are crew cab rules ok for used vehicles?

Do the new crew cab tax rates apply to second hand cars? For example, if I buy a 2008 SUV that's classified as a crew cab and taxed as such can I continue to tax it at the commercial rate? I am a limited company director and VAT-registered so the car would be for business use.

Filed under commercial vehicle - Asked by Pete Watters (Dublin) - Fri, 20 Dec 2019 09:14

I want to use a crew cab privately...

I want to use a six-seat crew cab as a private car; how much is the VRT and road tax on a 2.2-litre diesel?

Filed under commercial vehicle - Asked by Fergus Scully (Navan ) - Mon, 30 Dec 2019 14:17

Can we claim back VAT on a five-seat SUV?

Can a company claim back VAT on a five-seat SUV?

Deirdre , Galway

Filed under commercial vehicle - Asked by Deirdre Dunne (Galway) - Tue, 10 Dec 2019 09:54

Considering a Ford Ranger Raptor...

Just wondering. I'm looking at buying the Ford Ranger Raptor through the company. Commercial vehicle, registered to the company etc. Insurance through company fleet policy. Can I avail of five per cent VRT for pickup truck simelar to that of van BIK and am I ok to carry passengers when using it for personal use? I'm thinking yes, could you have the answer as I'm not sure.

Filed under commercial vehicle - Asked by Trevor Ecock (Dublin) - Wed, 04 Dec 2019 14:54

Can I add seats to my van?

For a van with (J) N1 (J.1) C (J.5) 2359 (V.7) 217: this vehicle is currently taxed at commercial rate. If the number of seats were increased from three to include two more in the back, what are the VRT implications and tax class implications in relation to cost for this conversion? The vehicle has been imported.


Filed under commercial vehicle - Asked by Phil McKeown (ARMAGH) - Thu, 05 Dec 2019 11:34

Can I commercialise a new Range Rover?

Hi, I recently spoke with the owner of a second hand BMW X5 and he has commercialised the car by taking out the middle safety belt for the second row. This basically turns it into a four-seater and apparently a commercial, like the Ford Kuga. My question is: is this legal and ok with Revenue, Customs etc? And if so is it possible to do the same with a brand new Range Rover Sport?

Thank you. Martin

Filed under commercial vehicle - Asked by Martin O’Meara (Schull) - Sun, 01 Dec 2019 08:30

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