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#Motor Tax

# motor-tax - Tuesday 13 October, 2020

Explainer: How will motorists be affected by today's Budget announcements?

A major overhaul of the VRT system was announced in today’s Budget.

Carbon tax: Petrol and diesel prices set to increase from midnight tonight

The changes were announced by Finance Minister Paschal Donohoe this afternoon.

# motor-tax - Thursday 2 January, 2020

Drivers who don't pay fines shouldn't be able to renew motor tax, says Courts Service

The Courts Service has called for the further reform of the court fines system.

# motor-tax - Thursday 15 August, 2019

Increase in electric car take-up 'could pose a substantial risk to stability of the State’s finances'

A schedule of declining supports to buy electric cars should be considered, states department review.

# motor-tax - Monday 25 July, 2016

An all-Ireland motorway may be on the way - but it'll cost us €100 each per year

Under the proposed plan 85% of Ireland’s population will live within 10km of the motorway.

# motor-tax - Wednesday 27 April, 2016

There's a dodgy motor tax scam email going around

Watch out.

# motor-tax - Wednesday 22 July, 2015

Almost 100,000 cars in Ireland don't get driven at all

Officially, anyway.

# motor-tax - Sunday 21 June, 2015

Here's how much money motor tax brings in each year

About 2.5 million vehicles are registered for tax annually.

# motor-tax - Tuesday 30 December, 2014

How does motor tax in Ireland compare with Europe?

Somewhere in the middle.

# motor-tax - Friday 26 December, 2014

This is how the State still makes money from vintage cars

Vintage cars and motorcycles pay less motor tax, but does it all add up?

# motor-tax - Tuesday 28 October, 2014

Fire extinguished at old motor tax office in Dublin but fears for squatters

Six units of Dublin Fire Brigade were in attendance at the blaze.

# motor-tax - Sunday 17 August, 2014

Postmasters say that moving motor tax to post offices would save €27 million

The IPU wants the measure introduced in the Budget.

# motor-tax - Monday 4 November, 2013

Dublin City Council to close motor tax offices to deal with licence backlog

The offices in Ballymun, Clondalkin and Smithfield will close for a week.

# motor-tax - Friday 27 September, 2013

Here’s what happened today: Friday

Get up to speed on the scrums at Ireland’s tax offices today, the renewed strike threat by doctors and the landmark report on climate change…

Tax offices inundated with motorists ahead of ‘off road’ deadline

Minister Phil Hogan has told vehicle owners that once the stamp of their application is prior to 30 September, they will be deemed compliant.

The 5 at 5: Friday

New rules cause delays at motor tax offices, Global Warming is real and Gardaí continue search for Margaret Mangan.

# motor-tax - Friday 3 May, 2013

Why this garda bike with an out-of-date tax disc is not breaking the law

Turns out garda vehicles are exempt from motor tax…

# motor-tax - Friday 5 April, 2013

Poll: Should motor tax be scrapped and included in the cost of fuel? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should motor tax be scrapped and included in the cost of fuel?

New changes to the arrears system once again raise the question of whether tax should instead be included in fuel.

Drivers will have to declare cars as 'off road' before tax runs out

A change to the motor tax laws, confirmed yesterday, will end a system which could allow some drivers to escape motor tax.

# motor-tax - Monday 4 March, 2013

60 per cent of people struggling to keep their car on the road

Several people in a new survey said their financial situation had become so tight that they had to leave their car off the road for weeks or even months.

# motor-tax - Tuesday 1 January, 2013

Budget 2013: what measures kick in today

Child benefit cuts, respite carer grant cuts and motor tax increases.

# motor-tax - Wednesday 19 December, 2012

The 5 at 5: Wednesday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

Fidelma Healy Eames fined €1,850 for driving without tax

The Fine Gael Senator was not in Galway District Court this morning as she is debating the Social Welfare Bill in The Seanad.

# motor-tax - Thursday 6 December, 2012

The 9 at 9: Thursday

It’s the morning after the €3.5 billion day before… so let’s bring you up to speed. Good morning!

# motor-tax - Wednesday 5 December, 2012

Budget 2013: Motor tax costs rise by up to 25 per cent

Triskaidekaphobia wins: from next year there’ll be two batches of registration plates. Say hello to ’131′ and ’132′.

# motor-tax - Sunday 21 October, 2012

Budget 2013: Noonan pledges no increase in income tax rates, bands

Michael Noonan says the commitments in the programme for government – not to raise rates or bands – still apply.

# motor-tax - Sunday 16 September, 2012

After two months off, TDs return to the Dáil and here's what to expect

The Budget, property tax, abortion, bank debt, Luke Ming Flanagan’s t-shirts and James Reilly’s statements – some of what we can expect as the Dáil returns this week.

# motor-tax - Monday 2 July, 2012

Budget 2013: The speculation so far

Lots of speculation but no firm indication of what lies ahead this December. We round up what measures have been in the news and speculated on so far.

# motor-tax - Friday 15 June, 2012

11 things to know about the IMF's latest Irish review

The latest IMF update on Ireland’s financial health, summarised into handy bitesized chunks.

IMF approves €1.4bn loan - but has doubts about Ireland's return to markets

The latest quarterly review of Ireland’s bailout paints a mixed picture…

# motor-tax - Wednesday 23 May, 2012

The 5 at 5: Wednesday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

Motor tax reform will require drivers to prove cars are off the road in advance

A new system cleared by the cabinet yesterday mean drivers will need to provide documentary proof that their cars were not used.

# motor-tax - Friday 4 May, 2012

Report says moving motor tax services to Post Office will save €60m

An independent report has analysed the savings to the Exchequer is a number of services were transferred to the post office network.

# motor-tax - Monday 5 March, 2012

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The Daily Fix: Monday

All the day’s big stories, plus any bits and pieces you may have missed…

Payment plan option for motor tax not being considered

Minister Phil Hogan has ruled out the introduction of a monthly instalment payment option.

# motor-tax - Friday 27 January, 2012

Cheaper cars may be on the way to Ireland after ECJ ruling

The European Commission has formally told Ireland to change its motor tax rules for vehicles which are less than 3 months old.

# motor-tax - Wednesday 18 January, 2012

Backbencher calls for examination of scrapping motor tax Motor Tax This post contains a poll

Backbencher calls for examination of scrapping motor tax

A Fine Gael TD has called on the government to look into eliminating motor tax, and replacing it with extra levies on fuel.

# motor-tax - Monday 9 January, 2012

NCT charge to increase by 10 per cent

From 1 February, it will now cost you €55 to have your car deemed road-worthy (or not).

# motor-tax - Wednesday 7 December, 2011

Infographic of the day: Budget 2012

The VAT increase, the Household Charge, cigarettes and alcohol – get all of the main points of Budget 2012 in two rather nifty infographics.

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Slideshow: Today's Budget 2012 front pages

From boosting the property market to fuel tax and VAT increases, check out what the front pages have to say about the Budget this morning.

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