How to Become a Taxi Driver
Why be a Taxi Driver?
How do I get a Taxi Licence?
1 Get a Tax Clearance CertificateYou must have your Tax Clearance Certificate before you apply. You need to fill out Form TC1 from your local Revenue Office or apply online at www.revenue.ie. (see our information sheet on 'How to get a Tax Clearance Certificate'). Your tax must be up-to-date before it will be issued. It may take 3 weeks due to demand.
2 Apply for a PSV Licence
4 Pre-Test Training
You can increase your chance of passing the test by doing a days training with:
5 Do the TestYou will receive your results by post. If you are successful, you can collect your PSV licence. On collection you will be asked to produce your Tax Clearance Certificate.
How do I Rent a Taxi?On receipt of your PSV licence, Taxitaxi would be delighted to rent a taxi to you. Renting costs between €350 and €380 per week and that includes:
If you want, you can rent a radio from a cab company for about €75 / week and 7% of the radio takings.
How do I Buy a Taxi?
If you would like to buy the complete taxi then we will offer you a really competitive price taking into account the rent you have already paid - see our website, 'Taxis for Sale' or look in the Evening Herald.
Changing a Car into a TaxiYou may have a vehicle you want to use as a taxi. You will need to: