Tuesday, 25 June 2019

Questions (139)

John Brassil

Question:

139. Deputy John Brassil asked the Minister for Finance the number of vehicles imported in 2016 and 2017; the cost to the Exchequer in each of the years; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [26322/19]

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Written answers (Question to Finance)

It is assumed that the Deputy is referring to the number of used vehicle imports.

I am advised by Revenue that the total number of used vehicles imported into the State in 2016 and 2017 is provided in the following table. The table also includes the amounts of Vehicle Registration Tax (VRT) collected by Revenue in respect of those vehicles for the years in question (all imported vehicles are liable to VRT).

Year

Number of Imported Vehicles

VRT Collected (€ Millions)

2016

93,073

189.0

2017

119,834

260.5