Wednesday, 27 November 2013

Questions (136)

Brendan Ryan

Question:

136. Deputy Brendan Ryan asked the Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government if any provisions are in place for a car that is not in use but is not off the road as the owner does not have sufficient space to store a car (details supplied) and can this car remain untaxed as it is not in use; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [51080/13]

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Written answers (Question to Environment)

Vehicles are required to be taxed if they are in use in a public place. Motor tax legislation provides that reference to the use of a vehicle includes keeping or leaving a vehicle stationary. The Non-Use of Motor Vehicles Act 2013 did not change the law in this regard and accordingly, making a declaration of non-use in respect of a vehicle kept in a public place does not affect the requirement for such a vehicle to be taxed.