Tuesday, 23 July 2019

Questions (2324)

Richard Boyd Barrett

Question:

2324. Deputy Richard Boyd Barrett asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the annual yield for motor tax projected for 2020; the yield for the past five years; the way in which the moneys were allocated; and his plans for allocation of the funds in 2020. [33559/19]

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Written answers (Question to Transport)

Gross motor tax receipts for the years 2014 to 2018 are set out in the table below.

Year

Gross Motor Tax Receipts

2014

€1,159,331,931

2015

€1,124,351,805

2016

€1,051,632,444

2017

€1,021,442,924

2018

€981,935,777

Gross motor tax receipts to the end of June 2019 were €524,118,295. Receipts for the year as a whole are projected to be in the order of €941m. Receipts for 2020, in the absence of any Budget changes, are projected to be in the order of €902m.

Prior to 2018, receipts from motor tax were paid into the Local Government Fund. Since 1 January 2018, following budgetary reform measures provided for in the Water Services Act 2017, receipts from motor tax have accrued to the Exchequer and are paid into the Central Fund. Issues from the Central Fund are used in the day-to-day running of the State and it is, therefore, not possible to link specified revenue to specific expenditure.