A crew cab comprises of a cab with seating for a driver and a minimum of 3 passengers and a maximum of 6 passengers. The cargo area to the rear of the cab is completely separated from the cab by a partition, which is permanently fixed. Crew cabs are constructed to carry goods and may be taxed as a goods vehicle provided all the necessary requirements are submitted:
- weight docket
- crew cab declaration
- pass statement
- commercial insurance
The carriage of passengers is permitted in a crew cab provided they are employed by the registered owners of the vehicle, the carriage takes place during the course of their employment (only during the time they are paid, not going to or coming from work unless it forms part of the paid working day) and the vehicle is ordinarily used for the conveyance of goods in the course of trade or business.
For the first time taxing of a Crew Cab or first taxing after a change of ownership occurs a Crew Cab Declaration Form (PDF) - 22 kbs must be completed and signed at your local Garda Station (ensure the Income Tax Registration Number is entered on the declaration form) and presented with the tax renewal form, commercial insurance and fee etc to your nearest Motor Tax Area Office.
Applicants should be aware that if the crew cab is used in any situation other than the above, then the higher rate of tax is payable (private).