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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

Can I tax a commercial vehicle as private?

Hi there,

I am looking for an option here. I am soon to change job. The options will be a company car or a car allowance. I would like to think I would be better off with the allowance as this will be a gross amount added to my wages and then taxed instead of a net amount taken directly from my wages. Probably the same amount but in reverse, but with the allowance I won't be down per month. I am wondering how possible it is to tax some commercial vehicles (the ones with back seats) as private vehicles. Is this allowed? Is there any law against this? Obviously this will increase the road tax on them anyway, but it will give me more options as am just considering these as an option.


Filed under commercial vehicle - Asked by Brian Murphy (Cork) - Mon, 02 Dec 2019 16:22

I'll be transporting horses...


I am looking into purchasing a vehicle for transporting horses (have the EB licence) and would like to know more about taxes for suitable vehicles for private use. If I were to purchase a Toyota Hilux, what tax bracket does it come under? If I were to look at a horse lorry (would have to get the licence) what tax do they come under if it's for private use vs commercial? Would be looking at a small lorry up to 7.5 tonne (max including load). Also, do you have an idea of rough costs of insurance for these vehicles?


Filed under commercial vehicle - Asked by Clare Gallagher - Sun, 24 Nov 2019 15:07

Can our business register a commercial?

I have a registered business in Ireland. It is a dental practice. But I am not VAT-registered as we do not charge VAT on services. Can I still buy a commercial vehicle and register it through the business and tax it on a commercial basis? I understand that I would have to pay the VAT on the vehicle, but the savings in the motor tax would greatly beneficial.

Filed under commercial vehicle - Asked by Shane Curran (Westport ) - Tue, 27 Aug 2019 22:54

Do I need a van AND a car?!

Hi there,

I am looking to get a van. I wish to use it for commercial purposes as I am a fitness instructor and need to transport gear around. Also for personal use. It seems that I can ONLY use the van for commercial purposes and am denied insurance if it is for personal use as well. It seems unnecessary, and is an unfeasible cost, getting a car for personal use and the van for work. I cannot fit the work gear in a car, hence the need for a van. Any advice would be great!

Thanks a mill!

Filed under commercial vehicle - Asked by Aime Perkins - Tue, 20 Aug 2019 23:06

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