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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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I'll be transporting horses...

Hi,

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?

Thanks

Clare Gallagher

Nov 2019 Filed under: commercial vehicle

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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.

Shane Curran (Westport )

Aug 2019 Filed under: commercial vehicle

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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!

Aime Perkins

Aug 2019 Filed under: commercial vehicle

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Will my private van be given a CVT still?

Hi there,

I’ve just bought a van it’s described as a goods vehicle on my registration document. I’m taxing it for private use as I’m not farming anymore. Do I need to get goods changed to private on the registration document? And how much will DOE test cost and will it be still tested in centre for vans?

Regards Catherine

Bridie Kenny ( Galway)

Aug 2019 Filed under: commercial vehicle

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Can I buy a commercial for private use?

I want to buy a 3.0-litre Toyota Hilux or Mitsubishi L200 vehicle, for the purpose of transporting horse and ponies by horsebox. I have a herd number as I am the owner of several equines and have my premises registered. Can I buy the above models, as commercial vehicles, but get private motor tax and insurance on them, as I do not have a business or trade and am using the vehicle for recreational use? I can't seem to get any answers or details from tax office.

Thanks.

Jane, Co. Galway

Jacinta MCarthy (Galway)

Aug 2019 Filed under: commercial vehicle

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Can I privately run a commercial car van?

Your article on Commercial Vehicles for private use focuses on large commercial vehicles. In my case, I'm just looking for a very inexpensive car e.g. a 2017 SEAT Ibiza with the back seats removed that is currently classified as a Commercial Vehicle and taxed and registered as such. However, I'm wondering if I could insure, tax and register it as a private vehicle? What would I have to do in order to do so?

Thanks, Maria

Maria De Souza (Dublin)

Jul 2019 Filed under: commercial vehicle

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Can I convert an estate to be an LCV?

Hi guys,

Just wondering whether it is possible to convert an estate/touring/wagon into full commercial vehicle to avail of the €333 rate of tax etc? If so, what do the dimensions of the space in the back need to be and are there any other requirements and stipulations such as no spare wheel?

Cheers

Nick, Dublin

Nick Symmons (Dublin)

Jul 2019 Filed under: commercial vehicle

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Can I buy a Toyota Hilux for mixed use?

Hi,

I have a Toyota RAV4 for private use and I use it going to work everyday and now I’m planning to change my RAV4 for a Hilux pick-up. Is it possible for me to buy this car? I’m going to use for work as property maintenance and the same time I will use as the family car. I’m not VAT-registered, I’m only self employed with pay-as-you-earn business. Your thoughts?

Thank you

Alvin Brato (Dublin 7)

Jun 2019 Filed under: commercial vehicle

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Can I tax a Nissan van privately?

Can I tax and insure a Nissan NV 300 1.6 van for my own personal, social, domestic and pleasure use, and how much would road tax cost?

Thanks

James

James Clark (Ballina)

Jun 2019 Filed under: commercial vehicle

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