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# Motor Tax

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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.
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.
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.
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.
There's a dodgy motor tax scam email going around
Watch out.
Almost 100,000 cars in Ireland don't get driven at all
Officially, anyway.
Here's how much money motor tax brings in each year
About 2.5 million vehicles are registered for tax annually.
How does motor tax in Ireland compare with Europe?
Somewhere in the middle.
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?
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.
Postmasters say that moving motor tax to post offices would save €27 million
The IPU wants the measure introduced in the Budget.
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.
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.
Why this garda bike with an out-of-date tax disc is not breaking the law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…
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.
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.
Budget 2013: what measures kick in today
Child benefit cuts, respite carer grant cuts and motor tax increases.
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.
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′.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.