Vehicle Registration Tax Rates
This page describes how the VRT rates for a vehicle are calculated.
How is VRT calculated?
VRT is calculated based on the Open Market Selling Price (OMSP) of the vehicle as determined by the revenue commissioners. The rate at which it is charged depends on the type of vehicle being registers. For standard passengers cars the rate of VRT is based on the CO2 emissions of the car. Depending on the commercial vehicle the tax rate is either 13.3% or €200. Some vehicles are exempt from VRT such as ambulances and fire engines. Finally motorcycles are taxed at a rate based on engine size in cc’s.
How can I calculate how much VRT I will be charged?
You can use our VRT calculator to estimate how much VRT you will be charged.