VRT Repayment Amount enquiry
As a vehicle owner who wishes to export an M1 Passenger Vehicle permanently from the State, you can check the Export VRT Repayment Enquiry system for an indicative amount of VRT that may be repayable.
An appointment for an export examination can be made through one of the following methods:
At the time of the NCTS Examination, you must provide:
- The original Vehicle Registration Certificate for the vehicle
- Where applicable, a valid National Car Test (NCT) Certificate for the vehicle
- Documentation verifying the registered owner’s name and address. The following documents will only be accepted: P60, Bank/Financial Institution Statement, Credit Card Statement, Payslip with address, Utility bill (Electricity, Gas, TV Service Provider, Landline phone bill and Mobile Telephone (Bill pay only)) Please note original documentation will only be accepted and must be no older than 6 months, e-statements will not be accepted.
- Proof of your Revenue Customer Number (PPSN/TAN/VAT) using: a Revenue Document which includes the owner’s PPSN and Name and Address details, P60 or Payslip etc,
- Proof of identity in the form of a driving licence or passport
The onus is on the owner of the vehicle to ensure that the Vehicle Registration Certificate is up to date. The VIN (Vehicle Identification Number) on the vehicle and on the VRC must match; otherwise the vehicle will fail the examination stage. In this event you should contact the Central Vehicle Office directly (The Revenue Commissioners, Central Vehicle Office, Rosslare Harbour, Co. Wexford).
Once the Export Repayment Examination is complete you will receive an Export Examination receipt indicating the VRT Repayable amount.
Please note that a repayment will only be made to the person listed as the registered owner on the National Vehicle Driver File at the point of examination. It is the responsibility of the individual to ensure that the Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport is contacted in advance of the examination and that the file has been updated prior to presentation at an NCTS centre.
You then have 30 days from the date of Export Repayment Examination to export the vehicle from the State.
Documentation must be provided to prove to the satisfaction of the Commissioners that the vehicle was removed from the State within 30 days of its examination, along with proof that the vehicle has subsequently been registered in another Member State or has been permanently exported outside the European Union.
VRT Repayment Claim
Finally, a completed Export Repayment Scheme Application Form must be submitted by you to Revenue along with proof of export and subsequent registration.
In the event of a successful claim, the VRT Repayment will be made to the last recorded owner on the National Vehicle and Driver File (NVDF).
This scheme allows the owner of a car to claim repayment of the 'residual' VRT when the car is exported. The owner is the person listed on the National Vehicle Driver File (NVDF) at the time the vehicle is examined. If you are unsure that you are the registered owner, please contact the Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport.