Motor Tax Changes in 2021

Motor Tax amounts in Ireland have not been changed for a few years – but in Budget 2021 there were some adjustments to motor tax on some cars.

There were no changes to motor tax rates in 2021 for cars that are taxed based on engine size (pre July 2008).


But there is a new set of motor tax rates for WLTP cars registered in Ireland the after 01/01/21.

(The WLTP – Worldwide Harmonised Light Vehicle Test measures fuel consumption and CO2 emissions and pollutant emissions.)

Some small changes to rates have also been made for cars taxed on CO2 emissions that were NEDC tested .(cars first registered in Ireland between July 2008 and the end 2020).


(NEDC – (New European Driving Cycle) was a European method for assessing a car’s fuel economy and emissions.)

Motor Tax Rates 2021



Cars registered up to 31/12/2020 and those from 2021 which are NEDC tested only.

BandCO2 emissions g/kmAnnual Motor Tax (€)Half-year payment (€)
A0012066
A11-80g17094
A281-100g18099
A3101-110g190105
A4111-120g200111
B1121-130g270149
B2131- 140g280155
C141-155g400222
D156-170g600333
E171-190g790438
F191- 225g1250693
Gmore than 225g24001332

Cars registered on or after 1 January 2021 (WLTP)

Tax BandAnnualHalf Year
0 – 012066
1 – 5014077
51 – 8015083
81 – 9016088
91 – 10017094
101 – 11018099
111 – 120190105
121 – 130200111
131 – 140210116
141 – 150270149
151 – 160280155
161 – 170420233
171 – 190600333
191 – 200790438
201 – 2251250693
226 – 99924001332

Cars registered before July 2008

Engine Capacity (cc)Annual Motor Tax (€)Half year payment(€)
Electric vehicles12066
Not over 1,000199110
1,001-1,100299165
1,101-1,200330183
1,201-1,300358198
1,301-1,400385213
1,401-1,500413229
1,501-1,600514285
1,601-1,700544301
1,701-1,800636352
1,801-1,900673373
1,901-2,000710394
2,001-2,100906502
2,101-2,200951527
2,201-2,300994551
2,301-2,4001034573
2,401-2,5001080599
2,501-2,6001294718
2,601-2,7001345746
2,701-2,8001391772
2,801-2,9001443800
2,901-3,0001494829
3,001 or more18091,003

You an check the tax due on various vehicle types on the Motor Tax Website

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