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Is motor tax going up in 2020?

Is motor tax going up in 2020 before the budget? I have a 1.4 Skoda Octavia.

Filed under taxation - Asked by Gerry O Reilly (Limerick) - Wed, 01 Jan 2020 20:39

Extra NOx levy for imported Mokka?


I've just bought a 2014 Mokka Techline CDTi (120g/km) and just heard about the NOx levy; what should I expect to pay extra on top of €1,680 VRT? Help, as I'm registering it on Jan 6.

Thank you

Filed under VRT - Asked by Lynnnoone Noone (Donegal Moville ) - Wed, 01 Jan 2020 15:39

Cost to tax a 2010 Transit privately?


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?

Filed under commercial vehicle - Asked by Eoin Grennan (Carlow ) - Tue, 31 Dec 2019 06:07

Cost to change up to newer Mercedes E-Class?

I need to upgrade from 2015 Mercedes E 220 to say 2017 model. How much? 

Filed under used car values - Asked by Tom Sheridan (Galway) - Mon, 30 Dec 2019 18:58

Looking to import a Ford Transit...


I am looking to import a Ford Transit Custom crew cab six-seat with separate cargo area. I'm not sure on the VRT charges due to all the changes at the start of 2019. Can you advise me on what charges I will be liable for? I tried contacting Revenue, but unfortunately no response!

Many thanks

Filed under importing - Asked by Seamus O'Connor (Balbriggan) - Tue, 10 Dec 2019 15:17

Trying to get insured on a 2004 Golf...


I am a 21-year-old female with a provisional licence and looking to get insured on a car. I have been asking insurance companies and they have given me quotes of roughly €3,000 on a 2004 Volkswagen Golf. Am I better off buying a newer car? Will this bring down the price of insurance?

Filed under insurance - Asked by Alannah C - Wed, 11 Dec 2019 14:42

How much to tax a VW van privately?

How do I calculate the tax if I want to tax a 2.0-litre diesel Volkswagen Transporter privately?

Filed under taxation - Asked by John Fox (Freshford Kilkenny) - Sat, 14 Dec 2019 18:15

Can I tax this Defender as a commercial?


I'm just wondering about taxing a vehicle as commercial. I read your article on it but what if the vehicle (1998 Defender 110) only has three seats, no back seats and is classified as a commercial van? Can I still tax it without a VAT number etc, or will I have to pay full private vehicle tax?

Filed under taxation - Asked by Martin McMahon (Crinstown, Maynooth) - Mon, 16 Dec 2019 15:47

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

Value of 2013 Mercedes E 220?

What's the cost in Ireland of a 2013 Mercedes-Benz E 220 with 73,000 miles on the clock?

Filed under used car values - Asked by Derek Legear (Limerick) - Fri, 20 Dec 2019 21:04