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BMW Disabled Drivers Programme

 

At Frank Keane, we understand your technical requirements and manage both the modification of the vehicle with Mobility Ireland and the completion and submission of all required paperwork with you to allow you benefit from the tax reliefs available. 

Ask us about the competitive finance packages available from BMW Financial Services. All finance is subject to status and available to over 18’s in Ireland only. Finance is provided by BMW Financial Services (Ireland) Ltd, Swift Square, Santry Demense, Dublin 9.

Benefits.

Through the contract hire scheme you can lease a new car every three years including a 60,000 mile allowance, insurance for two drivers, all servicing, maintenance, windscreen and tyre replacement costs built in, accident and breakdown cover, many adaptations at no extra cost, and the ability to nominate up to two drivers.

Adaptations.

BMW have your motoring experience at the heart of everything they do. On almost all BMW vehicles you will find features that will make driving and travelling easier and more comfortable, such as automatic transmission, push button ignition and height adjustable seating position.

However, BMW understands that you may require adaptations to make your BMW safer and more suited to your needs. Many of the most popular adaptations are now available at no extra cost at the start of your contract hire lease. Some adaptations will require an extra cost in addition to your Advance Payment. The Disabled Drivers Programme at Frank Keane is always there to oversee the adaptations process and ensure all work is carried out by an approved installer.

For more information , please contact

Ciaran Ferguson today on 01 240 5666 or email Ciaran.

Our showrooms are well equipped for wheelchair users with the following facilities in place:

  • Accessible parking spaces
  • Wheelchair friendly entrance 
  • Spacious one-floor showrooms & Service area with Wi-Fi and tea & coffee facilities
  • Accessible Toilets

Tax relief for disabled drivers

The Frank Keane Disabled Drivers Programme 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 programme, 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 €9,525 for a disabled driver and €15,875 for a disabled passenger.


Relief is limited to a vehicle that has been specially constructed or adapted for use by a disabled person and that has an engine size of less than 2,000cc in the case of the driver and 4,000cc in the case of the passenger. 

If you qualify for tax relief under the programme, you can also claim repayment of excise duty on fuel used in your vehicle for the transport of a disabled person, up to a maximum of 600 gallons per year. In addition, if you qualify, your vehicle may be exempt from the payment of annual road tax on application to a Motor Tax Office.
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.

In order to qualify for tax relief under the programme, you must have a valid Primary Medical Certificate.

Disabled Drivers

You can claim tax relief on:

  • A new vehicle
  • A used vehicle that has been purchased from an authorised dealer and that has not been previously registered in the state
  • You can also buy a previously registered used vehicle, in which case the amount of the repayment will be the residual tax contained in the value of the vehicle.
  • If you bought the vehicle before you qualified as a disabled driver, a repayment of VAT and VRT, appropriate to the market value of the vehicle at the time of entry to the scheme, will be made.

Disabled Passengers

You can claim tax relief on:

  • A new vehicle
  • A used vehicle that has been purchased from an authorised dealer and that has not been previously registered in the state
  • You can also buy a previously registered used vehicle, in which case the amount of the repayment will be the residual tax contained in the value of the vehicle.
  • If you bought the vehicle before you qualified as a disabled person, a repayment of VAT and VRT, appropriate to the market value of the vehicle at the time of entry to the scheme, will be made.
  • The pre-tax cost of adapting the vehicle must amount to at least 10% of its pre-tax cost. 
  • A vehicle that has been acquired under a hire-purchase agreement qualifies for tax relief.

Residency

A family member of a disabled passenger can also qualify for relief provided he/she is living with and responsible for the transport of the disabled person in question and has acquired the vehicle for that purpose. 
If the disabled person only stays with a family member on a part-time basis, the residency requirement is not met. However, if the disabled person is a minor who is in residential or medical care on a part-time or occasional basis and who spends a significant part of his/her time at home, e.g., every weekend and holidays, the residency requirement may be met. The Revenue Commissioners may, in exceptional circumstances, waive the residency requirement. 
You should contact the Central Repayments Office to make sure that you meet the residency requirements for relief under the scheme before purchasing a vehicle.

Restrictions on disposal

The vehicle must not be disposed of for at least two years from the date the relief is granted. 
You will only be allowed to dispose of the vehicle within the two years if you refund to the Revenue Commissioners a substantial portion of the relief allowed, calculated by reference to the value of the vehicle at the time of disposal. "Disposal" means the sale of the vehicle, the gift of the vehicle to another person and the hiring or renting of the vehicle. 
If the vehicle is disposed of following damage in an accident, the damage will be taken into account in calculating the value of the vehicle at the time of disposal.

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