Refund Your Motor Tax
You can apply for a refund on your motor tax if your vehicle has been:
- Vehicle stolen and not recovered.
- Vehicle Scrapped/destroyed.
- Vehicle Permanently Exported.
- Vehicle Not Used.
(Tax discs must be returned immediately after issue or in the case of a 3 month disc it must be returned prior to the commencement of the tax period.)
- Vehicle unused because of owner illness/injury.
- Vehicle unused because owner absent from the state for business, educational purposes or with the Defence Forces.
- Vehicle Duty Error.
(only applies to Goods vehicles that may have been taxed at the incorrect un-laden weight.)
Please refer to the link below for the supporting documentation required.
Vehicles being “off the road” do not qualify for a refund.
In the case of point 1,2,3,5 and 6 above there must be three full calendar months of unexpired tax left on a tax disc when an application is made to the Motor Tax Office. In the case of point 4 "Vehicle Not Used", A refund will only be issued if the disc is returned on or before the commencement of the tax period
The Tax Disc, Vehicle Licensing/Registration Certificate or Log Book must me returned where possible with an application for a refund.
Apply for a Tax Refund
To apply for a refund, follow these steps:
Step 1: Check that 3 unexpired calendar months are left on your tax disc
A minimum of 3 whole calendar months must be left on your tax disc when making your application to the Motor Tax Office. Tax discs with less than 3 months will not be refunded.
Step 2: Complete the Motor Tax Refund Application Form and have it stamped at a Garda Station
Or contact us at the address below to obtain copy
Step 3: see the List of supporting documentation required (PDF 66Kb) which must be submitted with every application. Failure to submit the correct documentation will result in the application being denied
Step 4: Return the RF120 form and supporting documentation to us
Send the completed form(s) the address below.
Step 5: We will send you a refund
If your application is accepted, we will send you a refund by cheque within 15 working days.
Dublin City Council
Motor Tax Office