Claim tax relief on a vehicle for drivers or passengers with a disability

What is the tax relief service for drivers and passengers with disabilities?

This is an online service that for drivers and passengers with disabilities to apply for a refund of Value-Added Tax (VAT) and Vehicle Registration Tax (VRT) on the purchase of an adapted vehicle. 

You can also apply for a fuel grant and an exemption from Motor Tax for that vehicle. 

You may make an application for the following vehicle types:

  • new vehicle
  • used vehicle
  • imported vehicle (used vehicle not previously registered in the State).

Who is the service for?

This service is for persons severely and permanently disabled and holding a Primary Medical Certificate. 

What you need to use the service

You will need the following information:


  • Personal Public Service Number (PPSN)
  • Primary Medical Certificate.

Family Member

  • PPSN
  • PPSN of Primary Medical Certificate holder.

How to access the service to claim tax relief

If you are a myAccount registered customer, this service is available by clicking 'Drivers and Passengers with Disabilities' on the 'Vehicle Services' card.

If you are a ROS-registered customer, this service is available by following these steps:

  • Click on the 'Other-Services’ section.
  • Select the ‘Drivers and Passengers with Disabilities’ tab.
  • Click on 'Claim tax relief on a vehicle to be purchased for use by Qualifying Organisations (DDO)'.
  • Follow the on-screen instructions.