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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.

John Joy (Listowel)

Jan 2020 Filed under: commercial vehicle

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Any change to the taxing of commercials?

Hi,

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

Chris

Chris Lawlee (Buttevant)

Jan 2020 Filed under: commercial vehicle

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Cost to tax a 2010 Transit privately?

Hi.

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?

Eoin Grennan (Carlow )

Dec 2019 Filed under: commercial vehicle

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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.

Pete Watters (Dublin)

Dec 2019 Filed under: commercial vehicle

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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?

Fergus Scully (Navan )

Dec 2019 Filed under: commercial vehicle

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

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

Deirdre , Galway

Deirdre Dunne (Galway)

Dec 2019 Filed under: commercial vehicle

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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.

Trevor Ecock (Dublin)

Dec 2019 Filed under: commercial vehicle

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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.

Phil

Phil McKeown (ARMAGH)

Dec 2019 Filed under: commercial vehicle

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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

Martin O’Meara (Schull)

Dec 2019 Filed under: commercial vehicle

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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.

Thanks.

Brian Murphy (Cork)

Dec 2019 Filed under: commercial vehicle

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