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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

Can I import a Land Cruiser as commercial?

Hi there,

Wondering if you can clarify something for me about importing a Toyota Land Cruiser from the UK for commercial use in Ireland. Does the vehicle need to have been commercially registered in the UK, which I think is N1, before it can be imported and taxed as commercial in Ireland? I've tried searching for commercial vehicles in the UK but there are only a handful of vehicles listed whereas there are thousands of the same model vehicle (Toyota Land Cruiser) listed as having been privately registered.

Many thanks in advance


Filed under commercial vehicle - Asked by Ken O'Sullivan (Lahinch) - Thu, 11 Jun 2020 12:27

Looking for a three-seat LR Defender...

I am looking to buy a three-seat Land Rover Defender. I work abroad for a foreign company so I'm wondering if I would be able to apply for Commercial Road Tax?

Filed under commercial vehicle - Asked by John Keogh (Cork) - Sat, 20 Jun 2020 20:22

Can landlords use commercial vehicles?

Does a landlord qualify for buying a commercial vehicle?

Filed under commercial vehicle - Asked by Mark Moran (Dublin) - Sun, 31 Mar 2019 09:29

Can I change a van to private motor tax?


I am buying a small 1.3-litre van that has been commercial taxed; can I change this to private tax?



Filed under commercial vehicle - Asked by Alan Nolan (Waterford ) - Mon, 11 Nov 2019 06:53

Can a teacher buy a pick-up for private use?

I am a teacher and I do some part-time gardening during the summer. I am looking to buy an old pick-up to assist with this. Is it possible for me to do this?

Filed under commercial vehicle - Asked by Robert Thompson - Thu, 09 Apr 2020 00:04

Can I tax an SUV private, but insure it as LCV?

Is it possible to tax an SUV privately, whilst insured commercially? To use privately with kids etc outside of work hours?

Filed under commercial vehicle - Asked by Alan O Brien (Dublin) - Mon, 06 Jan 2020 18:44

I want to use a Mitsubishi L200 privately...

Wanting to buy a Mitsubishi L200 for private use.

1: Do I have to insure it commercially or private?

2: Can I tax it privately or does it have to be taxed commercialy (needing proof of business etc)?

Filed under commercial vehicle - Asked by Michael Jones (Co. Dublin ) - Tue, 07 Jan 2020 10:07

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