Tuesday, 11 June 2019

Questions (153)

Robert Troy

Question:

153. Deputy Robert Troy asked the Minister for Finance if his attention has been drawn to the fact that there is a hold up with the Revenue Commissioners assigning the VRT code to a car model (details supplied) and this delay has resulted in the delay of its launch here; the reason this has been allowed to happen; and his plans to ensure that any administrative hold up will be removed. [23499/19]

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Written answers (Question to Finance)

I am advised by Revenue that it has not yet received a declaration for the car model in question from the vehicle distributor and as such there is no delay in the process.

The Deputy may wish to note that when a new model of vehicle is being launched onto the Irish market, the distributor is required to make an ‘Open Market Selling Price’ (OMSP) declaration to Revenue. This declaration then becomes the basis of the charge to Vehicle Registration Tax (VRT) for that model.

Once the declaration is received and agreed by Revenue, the statistical code for the model is activated on Revenue’s Online Service (ROS), which allows the distributor to register vehicles without any further contact with Revenue.