CO2 Emissions Based VRT
Passenger Vehicles (EU Classification M1)
For Passenger Vehicles, VRT is based on the CO2 emissions from the car. Linking the VRT rates to CO2 emission levels means that those purchasing cleaner, low emission cars pay less VRT while those opting to purchase higher emitting vehicles pay more.
The Department of the Environment, Community and Local Government also charges annual Motor Tax for Passenger Vehicles based on their CO2 emissions. Their website can be found at: www.environ.ie
List of various web sites used by Revenue in its documents.
- Revenue FAQs on CO2 emissions
- ROS Revenue Online System - VRT Enquiry System
- Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency UK (DVLA)
- Vehicle Certification Agency (VCA)
- Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI)
Information provided courtesy of the Revenue Commissioners under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0) licence