Welcome to the MyVehicle.ie Vehicle Registration Tax (VRT) calculator.
Use this tool to calculate the vehicle registration tax (VRT) on a Irish, UK or NI registered car.
Simply enter in a registration number and the calculator will return the VRT estimate.
It is designed to make estimating the VRT on a vehicle so much easier and more straightforward than the Revenue.ie website.
By entering in the registration number into the calculator, we can determine the vehicle’s Make, Model, Body Type and Variant as well as the date of first registration of origin State and its CO2 emissions.
Based on this information the calculator will return the Open Market Selling Price (OMSP) for VRT purposes and the amount of VRT payable.
This report includes:
VRT and registration requirements:
Please note that this calculator cannot be used for:
VRT calculations are based on the following criteria:
This VRT estimate is provided by MyVehicle.ie. Ultimately, it is the Revenue Commissioners who is the official source for any information on VRT. All calculations are estimates only and are based on information gathered at the time of request. The final amount can only be calculated by a VRT office.
Vehicle Registration Tax or VRT is a tax charged on new or imported used vehicles registered in Ireland.
It is a requirement that Vehicle Registration Tax (VRT) is paid at the time the vehicle is registered in the Republic of Ireland.
A vehicle registration number is issued with the vehicle at the same time as registration.
All vehicles imported imported into Ireland must be registered with one month of the date they first arrive, except in the following circumstances:
In practical terms, when you buy a new vehicle from a motor dealer, they will register the vehicle on your behalf and will pay the required VRT and VAT* owed Revenue
On collection of the car at a dealership, the registration number of the vehicle will already be displayed on the registration plates.
If you buy a vehicle which is not already registered in Ireland, it must be registered at your local National Car Testing Service centre (NCTS) and they will process the VRT tax due on the vehicle, after which, you will be given a registration number.
VAT on new means of transport
The total price you pay for the vehicle will therefore include VRT plus VAT.
For VAT purposes a new means of transport is when a vehicle is less than 6 months old OR has travelled less than 6,000km. Click here to see the official Revenue information on VRT.
You will not be able to motor tax a vehicle until it has been officially registered in Ireland and after receiving registration plates. For further information on motor tax procedures see the Motor Tax online website.
Foreign registration certificate
Most cars imported into the Republic of Ireland are bought in Northern Ireland and Great Britain so it’s important to get the UK Registration Certificate, called the UK 'V5' when buying the vehicle from those jurisdictions.
It is important to already have in your possession this document because if there is a delay in getting the correct documentation, it could result in the vehicle exceeding the 30 day requirement to have the vehicle registered once it has entered the State. When this happens, you will end up paying additional VRT.
Our VRT Calculator automatically inputs multiple fields of data so you don’t have too, saving you time and effort.
Ordinarily, you would be required by Revenue manually enter the following 13 fields of information as listed below.
Selecting or inputting details not matching your vehicle would also give you an incorrect calculation so there is a great advantage to our VRT Calculator.
A Revenue Statistical Code uniquely identifies a particular Make, Model, Version and Variant of a vehicle, with an individual OMSP determined by Revenue for that vehicle.
The Statistical Code allows you to automatically populate your vehicle details into their own calculator. Without this Stat Code, you must manually enter your vehicle details in the 'Vehicle Type' section of Revenues calculator.
Whenever you use our VRT calculator for a vehicle which is already revenue database you will receive a VRT statistical code.
The VRT calculator on MyVehicle.ie provides a VRT statistical code when providing a calculation.
VRT is calculated and charged based upon the Open Market Selling Price (OMSP) of the vehicle as determined by the Revenue Commissioners alone and no other third party.
There are multiple vehicle variables that are taken into consideration for the VRT calculation.
How accurate is the VRT calculator? Well, ultimately, it is the Revenue who has the final say on any VRT calculations as they are the official state body which has responsibility for all VRT calculations.
As such, any VRT calculations by a third party are estimates only and based on information available at the time of request and are an indication of payable VRT for the particular vehicle in question.
The final official VRT amount can only be calculated and actioned on by the VRT office. At times the Open Market Selling Price may change and a different amount may be payable, for example; if a different rate of CO2 emissions is applicable. Additional VRT may also be applied if the vehicle is fitted with chargeable enhancements and/or accessories.
Before any vehicle is registered in the State, it must have a valid Certificate of Conformity (CoC). This has been a requirement for all new vehicles since 12 September, 2016.
The CoC contains all the pertinent manufacturer data connected with that vehicle. The information contained on the CoC must be entered on the Revenue computer system before a new vehicle can be registered. In effect, the CoC is a statement by the vehicle manufacturer that the vehicle conforms to European Union standards, including safety.
When you buy a new car from a motor dealer in Ireland, that dealer should register the car before delivering it to you, otherwise you must register the vehicle yourself. That means that you must get the CoC and other mandatory documentation, either in paper form or in electronic form, from the seller. You should check in advance that the car seller has the correct CoC and documentation.
You can enter the CoC using your myAccount or through ROS. If the CoC is provided in the correct XML format you may upload it. Otherwise you can manually input the CoC. This manual will assist you e-CoC Procedures Manual. You must have entered the CoC onto the Revenue system before visiting the NCTS Centre.
If you buy a used vehicle from a foreign jurisdiction, say from the UK, you are required to get documentation pertaining to the previous foreign registration from the seller. You should always check in advance that the seller has all the relevant and mandatory documentation related to the vehicle
All VRT related vehicle registration procedures are carried out by the NCTS (National Car Testing Service). That means that all used cars must be brought to your local NCT centre.
When you register a used car at the NCT test centre you must bring along:
When you register a new car at the NCT test centre you must bring along:
In addition to the above documents, you must also always bring the following:
If there is a VRT exemption you must bring this Revenue notification
Please see the NCTS website for further details
There are 4 categories of vehicles which are affected by VRT. The MyVehicle.ie calculator mainly deals with VRT Category A which are generally regular passenger vehicles. The rate of VRT tax chargeable to these passenger cars are based on the CO2 emission levels of the vehicle at the time of its manufacture.
The types of vehicles that are included are typically:
|VRT Band||CO2 Emissions (g/km)||VRT Rate||Minimum VRT|
|A1||0 - 80 g/km||14% of OMSP||€280|
|A2||81 -100 g/km||15% of OMSP||€300|
|A3||101 - 110 g/km||16% of OMSP||€320|
|B1||111 - 120 g/km||17% of OMSP||€340|
|B2||121 - 130 g/km||18% of OMSP||€360|
|B3||131 - 140 g/km||19% of OMSP||€380|
|C||141 - 155 g/km||23% of OMSP||€460|
|D||156 - 170 g/km||27% of OMSP||€540|
|E||171 - 190 g/km||30% of OMSP||€600|
|F||191 - 225 g/km||34% of OMSP||€680|
|G||225 g/km and above||36% of OMSP||€720|
From 1 January 2019 Revenue implemented a new 1% surcharge which applies to all diesel fuel vehicles. The VRT Category A rates diesel vehicles are as follows:
|VRT Band||CO2 Emissions (g/km)||VRT Rate||Minimum VRT|
|A1||0 - 80 g/km||15% of OMSP||€300|
|A2||81 -100 g/km||16% of OMSP||€320|
|A3||101 - 110 g/km||17% of OMSP||€340|
|B1||111 - 120 g/km||18% of OMSP||€360|
|B2||121 - 130 g/km||19% of OMSP||€380|
|B3||131 - 140 g/km||20% of OMSP||€400|
|C||141 - 155 g/km||24% of OMSP||€480|
|D||156 - 170 g/km||28% of OMSP||€560|
|E||171 - 190 g/km||31% of OMSP||€620|
|F||191 - 225 g/km||35% of OMSP||€700|
|G||225 g/km and above||37% of OMSP||€740|
VRT Category B relates to light commercial vehicles, designed and constructed for the carriage of goods not exceeding 3.5 tonnes.
This Irish VRT vehicle category is equivalent to the European category N1 category and generally these vehicles have three seats or less. VRT Category B also includes motor caravans.
Category B VRT is generally 13.3% of the OMSP and the minimum due is €125.
However, some N1 vans are charged a charge of €200 if they always had less than 4 seats and a laden mass greater than 130% of the mass in service.
The types of vehicles that are not included are typically Classic Collectable, Motor Caravans (Campers), Kit Vehicles and vehicles that require to be assessed on an individual basis.
Category 'C' or Commercial Vehicles are not included in the calculator, but VRT is assessed at a flat rate of €50.00 on these types of vehicles.
*Please note that some Makes / Models / CO2 Emissions of vehicles are not included.
The rate at which it is charged depends on the type of vehicle being registered.
The VRT tax rate for standard passenger cars is based on CO2 emissions of the car.
All VRT rates for new and used cars registered in Ireland are based on the CO2 emissions of the vehicle. These rates can be seen below in an easily understandable graph.
The percentage rates refer to the percentage calculated when taking into consideration the OMSP (Open Market Selling Price) of the vehicle being registered.
The rates only apply to Category A vehicles which include regular passenger cars such as saloons, estates, hatchbacks, convertibles, coupes, MPVs, Jeeps etc. and also minibuses with less than 12 permanently fitted passenger seats. It also should be noted that diesel cars are subject to further 1% VRT surcharge.
All VRT charges for passenger cars first registered in Ireland since 2008 are based on the CO2 emissions of the vehicle. Simply speaking, the higher CO2 emissions, the higher VRT you pay.
As part of the registration process for VRT, the NCTS centre require that the CO2 emissions levels are confirmed. Revenuecan identify the CO2 emissions for over 12,000 vehicle models on their website.
If the level of CO2 emissions is different from that on the Revenue website and the documentation shows different emissions levels, Revenue will accept it provided it is listed among the following sources:
A printout from Goonet Exchange showing the fuel consumption of the vehicle (pre-1998 vehicles only).
All vehicles imported into the State must be inspected at an NCT test centre within 7 days of importation in order to register and pay Vehicle Registration Tax (and any other tax liabilities due on the vehicle).
The National Car Testing Service NCTS administer all Vehicle Registration Tax on behalf of the Revenue Commissioners.
On completion of the registration process, VRT must be paid within 30 days of the vehicle entering the Republic.
In certain cases, you may be exempt from Vehicle Registration Tax, such as when transferring residence to the Republic of Ireland from another State and you have been the owner of the vehicle for more than six months and can prove ownership.
After registration, you will then be issued with a vehicle registration number. With this number, you can then purchase number plates and pay your motor tax.
After the vehicle is registered at the NCTS centre and you have received your registration number you can then get your number plates.
Registration plates must be displayed on the front and rear of the vehicle and clearly visible at all times.
Registration plates are not supplied by the NCT centre or Revenue. Once they conform to the required standard, hey can be bought from any source.
There is a very specific format and size for the registration plates and so t is illegal to display plates that do not comply with these standards. There is actually a fine of up to €5,000 if you display plates that do not meet the required standards.
The dimensions and technical specifications of registration plates are outlined in legislation S.I No. 318 of 1992 (as amended).
Registration plateS must consist of: