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Motor Tax Rates

Published: 19 July 2019
From: Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport

These are the rates of tax on motor vehicles.

The rates of tax for cars registered after July 1, 2008 is based on the emissions of the engine.

Before that date, cars pay tax based on the size of the engine.

For all payments:

  • the half-year payment is 55.5% of the annual rate
  • the quarterly payment is 28.25% of the annual rate
  • the monthly cost is 10% of the annual rate

Vehicles registered after July 1, 2008

    Band CO2 emissions g/km Annual payment (€) Half-year payment (€) Quarterly payment (€) Monthly (€)
    A0 0 120 66 33 12
    A1 1-80g 170 94 48 17
    A2 81-100g 80 99 50 18
    A3 101-110g 190 105 53 19
    A4 111-120g 200 111 56 20
    B1 121-130g 270 149 76 27
    B2 131- 140g 280 155 79 28
    C 141-155g 390 216 110 39
    D 156-170g 570 316 161 57
    E 171-190g 750 416 211 75
    F 191- 225g 1200 666 339 120
    G more than 225g 2350 1304 663 235

Vehicles registered before June 30, 2008

    Engine Capacity (cc) Annual payment (€) Half year payment(€) Quarter year payment(€) Monthly payment(€)
    Electric vehicles 120 66 33 12
    Not over 1,000 199 110 56 19.90
    1,001-1,100 299 165 84 29.90
    1,101-1,200 330 183 93 33
    1,201-1,300 358 198 101 35.80
    1,301-1,400 385 213 108 38.50
    1,401-1,500 413 229 116 41.30
    1,501-1,600 514 285 145 51.40
    1,601-1,700 544 301 153 54.40
    1,701-1,800 636 352 179 63.60
    1,801-1,900 673 373 190 67.30
    1,901-2,000 710 394 200 71.00
    2,001-2,100 906 502 255 90.60
    2,101-2,200 951 527 268 95.10
    2,201-2,300 994 551 280 99.40
    2,301-2,400 1034 573 292 103.40
    2,401-2,500 1080 599 305 108.00
    2,501-2,600 1294 718 365 129.40
    2,601-2,700 1345 746 379 134.50
    2,701-2,800 1391 772 392 139.10
    2,801-2,900 1443 800 407 144.30
    2,901-3,000 1494 829 422 149.40
    3,001 or more 1809 1,003 511 180.90

Veteran and vintage vehicles (more than 30 years old)

    Type of vehicle Annual payment (€) Monthly payment (€)
    Motorcycles 26 2.60
    All other vehicles 56 5.60

Goods vehicles

    Unladen Weight (kg) Annual payment(€) Half-year payment (€) Quarterly payment (€) Monthly payment(€)
    Not over 3,000 333 184 94 33.30
    3,001 to 4,000 420 233 118 42
    4,001 to 12,000 500 277 141 50
    12,001 or more 900 499 254 90

An articulated vehicle (i.e. vehicle and semi-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 semi-trailer which will be used at any time during the period of the licence.

Large Public Service Vehicles and Youth/Community bus

    Seating Capacity Annual payment (€) Half-year payment (€) Quarterly payment (€) Monthly payment (€)
    9 to 20 seats 154 85 43 15.40
    21 to 40 seats 202 112 57 20.20
    41 to 60 seats 403 223 113 40.30
    61 seats or more 403 223 113 40.30

Trade licences

    Category of Vehicle Initial Trade Licence/Plate Replacement Trade Licence/Plate
    Motor Cycle only €59 (single plate) €38 (single plate)
    All other vehicles €353 (pair of plates) €86 (pair of plates)

Miscellaneous vehicles

    Type of Vehicle Annual payment (€) Half-year payment ($) Quarterly payment (€) Monthly payment (€)
    Off-road dumper 885 491 250 88.50
    General Haulage tractor 333 184 94 33.30
    Machine/workshop/contrivance/recovery vehicle 333 184 94 33.30
    Island Vehicles 102 10.20
    Agriculture tractor, trench digger and excavator 102 10.20
    Motor Caravan 102 10.20
    Hearse 102 10.20
    Dumper and forklift truck 102 10.20
    Taxi and hackney 95 9.50
    Schoolbus 95 9.50

Cycles and tricycles

    Type of Vehicle Annual payment (€) Monthly payment (€)
    Electrical 35 3.50
    Not over 75cc 49 4.90
    76cc to 200cc 67 6.70
    201cc or over 88 8.80

Motor Tax Rates

Effective from 1 January 2016.

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