How to pay
All Motor Tax Rates are set in the Finance (Excise Duties) Act 1952 and successive Finance Acts, most recently in the Motor Vehicle (Duties and Licences) Act 2015. The requirements for submission of specific documentary proofs for taxing at certain tax classes are set down in Department of Environment Circulars.
On-line at www.motortax.ie
Motor Tax Online is a secure service provided by the Department of Transport, which allows motor tax customers to tax their vehicles online with the PIN Number on their motor tax renewal notice RF100B which is sent by the Department of Transport.
What do I need to tax my vehicle online?
- A Personal Identification Number (PIN) and your Vehicle Registration Number to log into the service
- Your vehicle insurance details (name of insurer, policy number and expiry date)
- Details of your credit card
Vehicles may normally be taxed online using the last 6 digits of your Vehicle Registration Certificate number as the PIN required by the online service. This number (beginning with the letter C) appears at the top right hand corner on the front of your Vehicle Registration Certificate.
In the case of the first taxing of a brand new or imported vehicle, the PIN is the last 6 characters of your vehicle’s chassis number as printed on your RF100 Form. You should have received your RF100 Form either from your motor dealer or the NCTS.
If you don’t have a home computer, you can still renew your motor tax on-line by using the computer terminals provided by the Council for this purpose at our offices in Tuam, Loughrea, and Galway Headquarters, where you will also be able to print off a receipt of your transaction. Internet access is also available at your local library.
If you can’t retrieve your PIN or have other queries regarding online taxing, you should contact the Department of Transport.
By post or in person
There are 3 forms which you can use to apply for motor tax:
- RF100 – this is the form you get from your motor dealer or the NCT Centre when you purchase a new vehicle or import a vehicle. It is used for first-time taxing only and not for renewal of motor tax.
- RF100A (English) – this is a blank motor tax renewal form
- RF100B – this is a computer-generated renewal form issued by the Department of Transport which is posted to you when your tax is due to expire (and may include a PIN to allow you tax online).
Use Form RF100A or RF100B to renew your motor tax by post – you can use your preferred method of payment whether that is bank draft, cheque, Postal or Money Order, or by completing the Credit Card details section on the form. Please do not send cash via the postal system.
You can renew your motor tax anytime during the month of expiry of your current motor tax disc, and can pay by cash as well as credit card, cheque / Bank Draft, or Postal / Money Order if attending your local Motor Tax Office.
Cheques should be made payable to 'Galway Motor Tax Office'.