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Can I privately tax and insure this Transit?

Taxing a five-seat M-Sport Transit for private use. What will it cost and will insurers cover it?

Filed under commercial vehicle - Asked by Paul Barrett (Kerry ) - Tue, 22 Sep 2020 22:37

Thinking of importing a pick-up...


I'm looking to buy a 2016 Mitsubishi L200 2.4 Barbarian in the North. I'm an electrician working for one person so it's just both of us. I haven't asked him yet but is it possible that if I buy it could I use his VAT number to reclaim the VAT paid? Also when I do bring it through, will I be able to put it down for commercial tax without being registered for VAT myself? I have only had standard car insurance previously, no van.

Filed under commercial vehicle - Asked by Alan Hodgers (Castlebellingham) - Tue, 25 Aug 2020 15:28

I want to buy a van for personal use...

I want to buy a 2.0-litre van (commercial), but I'm not able to pay €333. And I don't want this. Two questions:

1 - Will I pay €710 (private car standard) no matter which year the vanwas made?

2 - Can I change, if I buy, to NCT test centre from CVRT, even if the car is a van? Are there some procedures/forms for this or what?

Thank you!

Filed under commercial vehicle - Asked by Gelu Rusu (Malin Head) - Mon, 24 Aug 2020 19:46

Can I, as a private driver, buy a crew cab?

Recently returned home from Australia, looking at buying second hand Land Rover Discovery or Range Rover. I’m confused with the commercial crew cab idea. If I buy a crew cab as a private driver, no small business or VAT number, can I drive it and get it taxed commercially or am I going to make trouble for myself?



Filed under commercial vehicle - Asked by Paul Lynch (Nenagh) - Wed, 02 Sep 2020 20:12

Can I convert a Hilux to private use?

Is it possible to convert a commercial vehicle, category N1,  to a private vehicle category M1? Example: Toyota Hilux - if this has a vehicle category of commercial listed on the logbook then you need a category C driving licence, but if this can be registered as a private car and have private listed on the logbook then it can be driven on a category B driving licence.

Filed under commercial vehicle - Asked by Roger Gammon (Galway) - Wed, 12 Aug 2020 18:41

Tax costs to convert a Transporter?


I want to add three seats to a VW Transporter. So convert it to a six-seat vehicle instead of a three-seat vehicle. Any ideas what costs would be involved in this, other than the actual cost of conversion? I.e. changing seat number on logbook etc?

Filed under commercial vehicle - Asked by Eoin Byrne (Tinahely ) - Thu, 06 Aug 2020 15:36

Can I tax and insure a Caddy van privately?

Hi, help needed: I bought a Caddy van for carrying the dog and bicycles. Could not get private insurance so had to get commercial instead. My problem is I cannot tax it as a commercial vehicle as I have no VAT number. Question: can I tax it as a private vehicle at €514?



Filed under commercial vehicle - Asked by Adrian Culligan (Fermoy) - Sun, 19 Jul 2020 18:53

Looking for a small SUV for my business...

Hi there,

I was thinking of buying a commercial vehicle for work. I am a physiotherapist and do a lot of work outside my clinic premises (football games, home visits, nursing home etc). Are there any commercial vehicles that I could consider? I am not sure I want a pickup, but more a commercial SUV type.

Thanks in advance

Filed under commercial vehicle - Asked by Ruth Allen - Tue, 07 Jul 2020 07:30

What makes a vehicle a commercial?

What makes a vehicle "commercial"? Is it the type of vehicle or the individual owner's use of it? For example, if I buy a car-van simply because the large boot suits me, but the previous owner used it commercially and taxed, insured and tested it accordingly, what do I have to do to ensure it's considered a private vehicle when I buy it (taxed and insured that way, subject to NCT instead of CRW)? Is there any VAT issue with a private buyer purchasing a used commercially vehicle?

Filed under commercial vehicle - Asked by Owen Doyle (Dublin) - Mon, 15 Jun 2020 03:52

Do I have to alter an LCV to go private?

Are there any physical changes i.e. replacing missing seats for say NCT purposes in order to switch from crew cab to private? I presume the commercial tax test is the same as NCT?

Many thanks

Filed under commercial vehicle - Asked by Richard Spicer (Bray) - Tue, 16 Jun 2020 08:48

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