Thursday, 18 April 2013

Questions (173)

David Stanton

Question:

173. Deputy David Stanton asked the Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government the total amount of motor tax receipts in 2010, 2011 and 2012 respectively; the number of vehicles taxed in each of these years; the number who opted for three month, six month and 12 month tax discs; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [18128/13]

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Written answers (Question to Environment)

Total gross motor tax receipts and the number of motor tax transactions by year and duration of vehicle licence for each of the years requested are contained in Table 1. It should be noted that this does not equate to the total number of vehicles taxed in each of the years concerned, as some owners will have exercised more than on e option in a particular year and a breakdown of this data is not readily available. The total number of vehicles taxed at the end of December in each of the years concerned is contained in Table 2.

Table 1 – Gross motor tax receipts and number of vehicle licences taken out.

Year

Total Gross Motor Tax Receipts (€)

Annual licences

Half Year licences

Quarterly licences

Total Number of licences

2010

1,023,823,935

1,464,303

742,973

2,357,600

4,564,876

2011

1,010,419,164

1,480,747

705,846

2,436,273

4,622,866

2012

1,054,701,750

1,448,517

682,496

2,481,073

4,612,086

Table 2 – Number of vehicle under taxation at end of December 2010, 2011 and 2012.

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No. of vehicles taxed

31 December 2010

2,416,387

31 December 2011

2,425,156

31 December 2012

2,403,223