Tuesday, 11 June 2019

Questions (150)

Paul Murphy

Question:

150. Deputy Paul Murphy asked the Minister for Finance if the motor tax relief and toll free relief available under the disabilities tax relief scheme continue to apply for vehicles being used as taxis; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [23452/19]

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Written answers (Question to Finance)

Following contact between my officials and the Deputy's office I understand that the Deputy is referring to the motor tax and toll charges applicable to taxis which qualify under the Wheelchair Accessible Vehicle Grant Scheme. This scheme is operated by the National Transport Authority, under the aegis of the Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport.

Accordingly, this is a matter for my colleague the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport.

For the avoidance of any doubt, the Disabled Drivers and Disabled Passengers (Tax Concessions) Scheme does not apply to vehicles being used as taxis.