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How to change a Range Rover Sport's status?

Hi guys,

I am looking to buy a 2013 Range Rover Sport, a 3.0-litre diesel that is currently designated as a business commercial vehicle with €333 tax. There are five seats and no VAT on the sale off the vehicle. Once purchased, I wish to tax it privately and also insure it privately as a passenger car. Can you outline this process and if it’s straightforward and possible?



Filed under commercial vehicle - Asked by Frank Mitchel (Dublin) - Sat, 06 Feb 2021 07:37

Can I insure and tax a van privately in Ireland?

Can I insure and tax a van privately in Ireland?

Filed under commercial vehicle - Asked by Ann Byrnes (Ireland) - Fri, 29 Jan 2021 19:21

Does a private buyer pay VAT on a van?

I put down a deposit on a Ford Transit van, I am retired and will only use this van for private use. Do I have to pay VAT? I am not registered for VAT and do not have a business. Can I get the van registration changed for private use?

Filed under commercial vehicle - Asked by Brian Blackmore (Tournafulla Co Limerick) - Wed, 20 Jan 2021 10:57

Can I tax this Hyundai commercial privately?

I am thinking of buying a 2011 Hyundai Santa Fe 2.0-litre SUV that is 'crew cabbed' and has annual tax of €333, though it has five seats. Do I need commercial insurance? Can I tax it without owning a commercial business?

Filed under commercial vehicle - Asked by Joseph Murphy (Clonygown, Tullamore, County Off) - Wed, 20 Jan 2021 00:48

Looking at buying a van privately...


I want to buy a commercial van to use for private use with a possibility of using as a business venture in the future - setting up my own property maintenance business. How do I get a VAT number to tax a van? Can I just apply for a TCC with Revenue?

Filed under commercial vehicle - Asked by Danielle Smith (Mullingar) - Thu, 14 Jan 2021 19:48

How to change tax status of a Land Rover?


I'm considering buying a secondhand Land Rover within Ireland that has been classed as commercial for tax purposes by the current owner. However, I'd like to use and tax it for private use, which I think can be done by paying the higher rate of tax after purchase. However, I'm a bit stumped as to how to do it! The Revenue forms to change the class of taxation say I should have insurance in order to request a change in the tax class. However I am unable to get insurance for a commercial vehicle in my name. It seems without the insurance I can't change the tax class but I am unable to get insurance based on the current tax class the car is registered in.

Seems a bit of a catch-22, can you help?


Filed under commercial vehicle - Asked by Sheila Hopkins (Lifford) - Sun, 06 Dec 2020 01:17

How much is the VW Grand California?

Will the Grand California ever be available in California? How much do they go for?



Filed under commercial vehicle - Asked by Robert Young (Sonoma) - Fri, 04 Dec 2020 04:31

Can I tax a Ford Connect privately?

I have just bought a Ford Connect. I am a PAYE electrician. Can I tax the van privately or commercially and have my wife as a second driver?

Filed under commercial vehicle - Asked by Seamus Ó Sullivan (Killarney) - Sat, 05 Dec 2020 12:07

Can I privately tax and insure a VW Amarok?

Can I tax and insure a Volkswagen Amarok privately?

Filed under commercial vehicle - Asked by George Howard (Dublin) - Fri, 13 Nov 2020 17:39

Any extra tax costs to convert to a crew cab?

If I wanted to convert a Ford Custom commerical van to a crew cab for private use, will I have to pay on top of the conversion cost and tax off the engine?


Filed under commercial vehicle - Asked by Joe Murphy - Wed, 28 Oct 2020 11:19

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