Once a vehicle is over 30 years old it is entitled to the Vintage/Veteran tax rate, regardless of how it was taxed previously.
Vintage vehicles can only be taxed for 12 month periods at a time, and cannot be broken down into 3 or 6 month periods.
Non-motor cycle vintage vehicles are charged at €56.00 per year and vintage motor cycles are charged at €26.00 per year.
A vehicle can be changed to vintage upon reaching the first tax renewal date within the 30th year of the vehicles life. It is not required to reach the 30th anniversary of the vehicles registration date.
Vehicles do not automatically change to Vintage/Veteran tax class upon turning 30 years old, the owner must provide the following to the Motor Taxation Office, in order to change the tax class to Vintage:
- RF111 Change Of Particulars form with "Vintage" indicated in Section 4. New Tax Class/Basis Of Assessment.
- The vehicles most recently issued Registration Book, Vehicle Licensing Certificate or Registration Certificate, whichever applies, (or completed RF134 Application For Replacement Documents form if the relevant document has been misplaced. In the case of cardboard Registration Books, there will also be a fee of €12.00 required for the replacement Registration Book.)
- Relevant fee if taxing at the same time, or RF150 Off Road Declaration form if declaring off the road, (providing the vehicle is eligible for same.)
It is not necessary to tax the vehicle at the same time as changing the tax class, however please note that arrears may be incurred if the vehicle is not taxed or declared off the road, at the time as changing the tax class.