Applications for refunds of motor tax can be made to your local motor tax office when;
Vehicle Stolen and not recovered – a letter from your insurance company or Gardai confirming; a) date of incident, b) registration of vehicle and c) that the vehicle remains un-recovered to date.
Vehicle Scrapped/Destroyed – a Certificate of Destruction from an Authorised Treatment Facility (ATF) and/or the Driver & Vehicle Computer Services Division (DVCSD) in Shannon notified.
Additionally a letter from your insurance company confirming;
a) date of incident, b) registration of vehicle and c) the Vehicle is either Category ‘A’ or ‘B’ Write-Off.
Vehicle Exported – proof of exportation is required from the country the vehicle was re-registered in e.g. registration document identifying the vehicle.
Vehicle Not Used – refunds are only issued if the disc is returned unused on or before the commencement of the tax disc period. If the tax period has commenced a refund will not be granted.
Vehicle Not Used: due to owner illness/injury – a medical certificate from a doctor is required confirming the owner is unfit to drive for a period of time providing dates.
Vehicle Not Used: due to owner absent from the State for work or educational purposes – a letter from the Defence Forces, Employer, or College is required stating dates of absence.
1. A completed application form witnessed at Garda Station should be submitted together with appropriate documentation depending on category of application.
2. A minimum of three unexpired whole calendar months must be left on the disc when surrendered
The Refund Form - RF120 must accompany all applications.