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Motor Tax - selling and buying car.

  • 12-09-2021 6:42pm
    Registered Users Posts: 1,638 ✭✭✭ omri

    My understanding is that if I sell my car the motor tax stays on it and I can't get it refunded (unless car is being scrapped, stolen etc). If I buy a car from dealership (used) do I need to pay motor tax from the date of purchase or as per tax expiry showing on the disc ?


  • Registered Users Posts: 21,324 ✭✭✭✭ Esel

    From the first day of the month in which you purchase the car.

    Not your ornery onager

  • Registered Users Posts: 1,287 ✭✭✭ passatman86

    Car tax stays on the one car - it cant be transferred to another. When you buy a different car if that new car has tax - then you only buy new tax when it expires on the new cars tax disc "if it has any"

    Otherwise buy new car tax from the month starting of the purchase.

  • Registered Users Posts: 5,239 ✭✭✭ Allinall

    If it’s a used car, and there is a current in date disc on the car, then it’s from the date of expiry on the disc, not from date of purchase .

  • Registered Users Posts: 73,754 ✭✭✭✭ Atlantic Dawn

    It's always worth doing a history check too that you can see car is correctly registered as a private car. You can look on for the current tax rating based on the registragtion of the car. For example if you bought a 4 litre car taxed as a limo it would be €95 but the actual private rate would be €1809.