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Motor Tax

Taxing Goods Vehicles


 

  • Taxing Light Goods/Own Goods Vehicles

    In order to qualify for the Goods rate of Motor Tax, Mayo County Council must be satisfied that this vehicle will used solely for the conveyance of goods or burden in the course of trade or business.

    In order to meet this requirement the following documentation must be submitted:

    Completed Goods Only Declaration Form RF111A - stamped and witnessed at a Garda Station and the Original current Certificate of Insurance which must state that the vehicle concerned is covered for the carriage of goods in the course of trade or business.  You must be the policy holder or else be a named driver on the policy.

    The name and address of all correspondence submitted must correspond with the Registered Owner of the vehicle.

    and

    1. If you are a farmer and the Herd Owner for bovine and/or sheep, you may submit documentary evidence from the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine showing your name, address and herd number.  Sheep farmers must submit proof of payment from the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine for a minimum flock size of 20 sheep.

    or

    Proof of payment from the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine under Basic Payment Scheme / Areas of Natural Constraints / GLAS / Organics Scheme

    Mayo Motor Tax does not accept “Herd Keeper” the applicant must be the “Herd Owner”.  Mayo Motor Tax only accept Herd Numbers for bovine and sheep

    Alternatively, you must submit:

    (a) Evidence of Registration for V.A.T. or
    (b) Notice of Assessment or if you cannot produce any of the above or
    (c) Confirmation from Revenue that  your trade or business is registered for income tax.

    Please note that any of the documentation submitted under Section 1 (a) or (b) must not be over 2 years old and must be on the Revenue Commissioners headed paper. The confirmation letter from Revenue, see 1(c) must be dated in the last year.

    or

    1. If you are self-employed, Plumber, Electrician etc, a Sole Trader or a Company, the original of any of the following may be submitted:

    (a) Evidence of Registration for V.A.T. or
    (b) Notice of Assessment or if you cannot produce any of the above or
    (c)Confirmation from Revenue that your trade or business is registered for income tax.

    Please note that any of the documentation submitted under Section 2 (a) or (b) must not be over 2 years old and must be on the Revenue Commissioners headed paper. The confirmation letter from Revenue, see 2(c) must be dated in the last year.

    If your business is not registered with the Revenue Commissioners for income tax purposes, you may apply to Revenue for tax registration. A copy of the “Tax Registration” form furnished to Revenue and stamped by them must be submitted to us.

    or

    3. If you are currently employed by a Company/Business and you are a PAYE worker with that Company/Business, the following may be submitted:-

    (a) A pay slip, dated within the last 6 weeks showing your name and your PPS number and the name of your employer.

    and

    (b)An Original letter from your employer on headed paper, dated within the last 6 weeks, to state/include:

    • The nature of the business.
    • That you are an employee.
    • The date you commenced employment with the Company/Business.
    • Your PPS number.
    • The registration number of the vehicle in question. 
    • The letter must state specifically that the vehicle is used by you for the carriage of goods in the course of your employment.

    Please note that if you are an employee, you must  submit a Certificate of Commercial Insurance showing you as the policy holder.  An insurance cert showing you as a named driver is not acceptable.

    Requirements for Weighing Goods Vehicles:

    • If your vehicle is a new vehicle, you must submit a weight docket from an authorised weigh-bridge if the unladen weight of the vehicle is over 1524kgs.
    • If your vehicle is being taxed in Ireland for the first time and has been imported, you must submit a weight docket from an authorised weigh-bridge.
    • In the case of a change of ownership, if your vehicle has already been weighed and the unladen weight on the current VRC is 2500Kgs or less, there is no need to reweigh. Otherwise you must submit a weight docket from an authorised weigh-bridge.

    The current vehicle registration cert should also be submitted in the case of a vehicle which is already registered.

    If the vehicle is more than 1 year old, a current Certificate of Roadworthiness must be in force.

     

     

  • Taxing Heavy Goods Vehicles

    Heavy goods vehicles are vehicles exceeding 3,500kg Design Gross Vehicle Weight.

    For the first taxation of a heavy goods vehicle in your name you will need to submit the following:

    1. Completed Motor Taxation Form RF100 (new vehicle) or RF100A (renewal)
    2. Weight docket from authorised weighbridge is required. A weight master certificate is required for vehicles over 7,500kg in respect of all articulated vehicles
    3. CRW - Certificate of road worthiness (if the vehicle is 1 year and over)
    4. Full certificate of commercial insurance
    5. Appropriate fee

    Please note that the Licencing Authority requires a weight docket on the change of ownership of a rigid truck.

    To renew motor taxation on a heavy goods vehicle currently taxed in your name, you will need to submit the following:

    1. Completed application form Reminder RF100B (issued by Department of Transport) or Renewal RF100A
    2. CRW - Certificate of road worthiness (if the vehicle is 1 year and over)
    3. Insurance details - Full certificate of commercial insurance
    4. Appropriate fee

    To renew motor taxation where any modifications have been made, e.g. change of unladen weight, since last taxation, you will need to submit the following:

    1. Completed Change of Particulars form RF111
    2. Registration book or vehicle registration certificate
    3. Weight docket from authorised weighbridge
    4. Appropriate fee
    5. Insurance details

    Note: An articulated vehicle, i.e. vehicle and trailer, is regarded as a single vehicle and motor tax is payable on the basis of the unladen weight of the tractor unit plus the unladen weight of the heaviest trailer which may be used at any time during the period of licence.

    The vehicle must be registered to a Co Mayo address.

     

     

  • Owner and Location of Weighbridges

    The Mayo Motor Taxation Authorised Weighbridges are located at: 

    • Mayo County Council Yard, Moneen, Castlebar. 
    • Lennon's Quarry, Belmullet. 
    • Western Development Farming Co-Op, Balla 
    • Rathroeen Ballina, Landfill Site 
    • Derrinumera Newport, Landfill Site 
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