Tuesday, 12 March 2013

Questions (389)

Brendan Griffin

Question:

389. Deputy Brendan Griffin asked the Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government if he will consider introducing a special rate of motor tax for pre-2008 seven seat family vehicles similar to the commercial rate in view of the fact that these vehicles have large engines and come under high motor tax bands; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [12306/13]

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Written answers (Question to Environment)

Private vehicles registered prior to 2008 are charged motor tax on the basis of engine capacity with the rates graduating upwards as the engine size increases. Any reduction in motor tax rates for this category would require a compensatory increase elsewhere in motor tax rates or elsewhere in the tax code. I have no plans to revise the basis of taxation for the vehicles in this category.