There are a range of tax reliefs in connection with the purchase and use of a motor vehicle for people with disabilities. At Hinchy's we understand the technical requirements of the Disabled Driver and Disabled Passenger Schemes and can arrange both the modification of the vehicle and the completion and submission of all required paperwork to allow you benefit from the tax reliefs available.
The Disabled Drivers and Disabled Passengers Scheme provides a range of tax reliefs linked to the purchase and use of vehicles by disabled drivers and disabled passengers in Ireland. Under the terms of the scheme, you can claim remission or repayment of vehicle registration tax (VRT), repayment of value-added tax (VAT) on the purchase of a vehicle and repayment of VAT on the cost of adapting a vehicle, up to a maximum of 10,000 for a disabled driver and 16,000 for a disabled passenger.
If you qualify for tax relief under the scheme, you can also claim repayment of excise duty on fuel used in your vehicle for the transport of a disabled person. In addition, if you qualify under the scheme, your vehicle will be exempt from the payment of annual road tax.
Specially adapted vehicles driven by disabled drivers are entitled to exemption from toll road fees. Toll road operators issue special passes which are recognised by all other toll road operators and which allow such vehicles pass through the tolls without paying.