Car Tax Rates Ireland 2021

car tax rates irelandMotor Tax Rates in Ireland 2021

Car Tax or Motor Tax rates in Ireland were altered in the 2021 Budget

From 2021, there are three motor tax tables in operation:

  • 1.The pre-July 2008 table based on engine size.
  • 2.Cars registered up to 31/12/2020 and those from 2021 which are NEDC tested only
  • 3.Cars registered from 1/1/2021 (WLTP tested cars)

  • Motor tax reform is being introduced in line with Government climate action commitments and in the context of the transition to the new vehicle emissions test procedure ‘WLTP’.
  • A new motor tax table has been added for cars registering with a ‘WLTP’ CO2 value.
  • Cars first registered in the State up to end 2020, or cars registering from January 2021 which only have a NEDC figure, will remain in the current motor tax table, which is adjusted slightly to reflect climate action priorities
  • .Pre-2008 cars, which do not have CO2 emissions information, will continue to be taxed according to engine size. These rates remain unchanged

The table below shows the Motor Tax rates in 2021 on cars registered up to 31/12/2020 and those from 2021 which are NEDC tested only

BandCO2 emissions g/kmAnnual Motor Tax (€)Half-year payment (€)
A0012066
A11-80g17094
A281-100g18099
A3101-110g190105
A4111-120g200111
B1121-130g270149
B2131- 140g280155
C141-155g400222
D156-170g600333
E171-190g790438
F191- 225g1250693
Gmore than 225g24001332

Motor Tax on PRIVATE CARS registered on or after 1 January 2021 (WLTP)

Tax BandAnnualHalf Year
0 – 012066
1 – 5014077
51 – 8015083
81 – 9016088
91 – 10017094
101 – 11018099
111 – 120190105
121 – 130200111
131 – 140210116
141 – 150270149
151 – 160280155
161 – 170420233
171 – 190600333
191 – 200790438
201 – 2251250693
226 – 99924001332

Motor Tax For cars registered before July 2008

Engine Capacity (cc)Annual Motor Tax (€)Half year payment(€)
Electric vehicles12066
Not over 1,000199110
1,001-1,100299165
1,101-1,200330183
1,201-1,300358198
1,301-1,400385213
1,401-1,500413229
1,501-1,600514285
1,601-1,700544301
1,701-1,800636352
1,801-1,900673373
1,901-2,000710394
2,001-2,100906502
2,101-2,200951527
2,201-2,300994551
2,301-2,4001034573
2,401-2,5001080599
2,501-2,6001294718
2,601-2,7001345746
2,701-2,8001391772
2,801-2,9001443800
2,901-3,0001494829
3,001 or more18091,003

It costs the Department of Transport and local authorities around €49 million to collect the motor tax and administer the motor tax system.

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