Accessibility and Disability at Kerry Motor Works
Disability and Mobility services at Kerry Motor Works
Did you know, there are numerous grants available for Drivers and Passengers with disabilities. Up to €16,000 as a matter of fact., The VRT & VAT Relief scheme assists drivers and passengers all over the country to get back on the road and we at Kerry Motor Works can do all teh work for you here. Right in our showroom.
Want to know a little more about Funding?
The VRT7 scheme provides a range of tax reliefs in connection with the purchase and use of motor vehicles. Motability Ireland are the experts when it comes to the VRT 7 scheme and what you are entitled to. Relief in respect of Vehicle Registration Tax (VRT) and Value Added Tax (VAT) may be obtained on the purchase of a vehicle, with a maximum of:
€10,000 for a driver with a disability;
€16,000 for a passenger with a disability.
The Scheme is open to individuals who meet the specified medical criteria and have received a Primary Medical Certificate to that effect. You can apply for relief either as a driver with a disability or a passenger with a disability. Alternatively, there is provision for a family member of a passenger with a disability to apply.
The first step to getting a Primary Medical Certificate is applying through your local Health Service Office (HSE) for an assessment with a Senior Area Medical Officer in the Health Board. Your GP or consultant cannot carry out the assessment.
There are two other categories which are outlined below:
1. Specifically Adapted Vehicles. This category provides Vehicle Registration Tax (VRT) and VAT relief of up to €16,000 for the purchase of these vehicles. The vehicle must be held for at least 3 years before resale.
2. Extensively Adapted Vehicles. Certain individuals with disabilities require extensive modifications to their vehicles to take account of their disability, so that the cost of modifications exceeds the cost of the vehicle itself. To enhance the mobility of those persons a category of “extensively adapted vehicle” is being provided for drivers and passengers with disabilities.
To qualify for this enhanced relief, the cost of the adaptations at the time that they were created, must exceed the open market selling price of the vehicle as determined by the Revenue Commissioners (excluding the cost of the adaptations) at the time of the registration of the vehicle.
The VAT and VRT relief in respect of such vehicles shall be up to €22,000. The vehicle must be held for at least 6 years before resale.
Engine Size Limits
The current limits based on engine size are 6,000cc for drivers, passengers, and organisations.
Purchasing a Vehicle
Vehicles can be purchased from an approved motor dealer or privately to avail of the scheme.
Fuel Grant Scheme
Disabled drivers and disabled passengers whose vehicles are tax exempt under the drivers and passengers with disabilities tax relief scheme are entitled to apply for a Fuel Grant.
How do I apply for the Fuel Grant?
The Fuel Grant can be applied for online from the 1st January 2016, using Revenue’s new online service ‘myAccount’ on the Revenue website. This will make the claim process easier as claims can be submitted and processed immediately. You will need your PPS number, mobile or landline number, e-mail address and home address. Go to www.revenue.ie to sign up.
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