Tax Strategy

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The increase in carbon tax by €7.50 per tonne will mean a €1.47 increase in the cost of a 60-litre fill of diesel and €1.28 for a similar amount of petrol. Photograph: Barry Batchelor/PA

An extra €1.51 for a tank of diesel and €1,000 on the price of the average new car are the major changes for motorists from Budget 2021. From midnigh(...)

Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe is expected to take his lead for motoring issues from the Tax Strategy Group proposals. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

For decades now, the Irish motor trade has been banging one consistent drum. Reduce the cost of Vehicle Registration Tax (VRT). Originally, that was c(...)

Jia Mingdi, president of SAIC-Volkswagen sales company, beside a Volkswagen Tiguan X during a Volkswagen premiere ceremony in Beijing on Saturday. Photograph: Wu Hong/EPA

Prices of popular new cars could rise by up to €10,000 if recommendations from the Tax Strategy Group are implemented in next month’s budget. Accord(...)

The paper notes that ‘fast car fleet renewal . . . can significantly add to overall emissions due to the relatively high emissions embedded in the manufacturing and end-of-life cycle of a car’. File photograph: Getty

Increasing the price of diesel at the pumps and overhauls to the motor-tax regime are among the recommendations of the Tax Strategy Group’s pre-budget(...)

The intermediate target of having 180,000 electric vehicles on the road by 2025 is optimistic, according to a new report. File photograph: Florian Gaertner/Photothek via Getty Images

The Irish motor tax system needs substantial reform if the State is to retain revenues coinciding with the country switching to widespread use of elec(...)

The cars identified in the report are strong-selling models, accounting for more than 5,000 new car sales so far this year. Photograph: Getty

Several popular new diesel cars could end up being more affordable after the budget if the Government’s Tax Strategy Group proposals are adopted, acco(...)

Time to fill up? A €10 increase in carbon taxes in Budget 2020 would add around €1.70 to a 60-litre petrol fill. Photograph: iStock

The Government only has €700 million in room for manoeuvre in Budget 2020, due for delivery early next month.Or at least this is what is available wha(...)

Minister for Transport Shane Ross collecting his electric car in Dún Laoghaire. The Government’s recent climate action plan set a madcap target of 840,000 passenger electric vehicles on the road by 2030. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

It’s remarkable how the Government has taken the positive momentum behind electric cars and managed to run over its own feet. Everybody now accepts (...)

Cities that have introduced congestion charging have seen tangible improvements in terms of reduced traffic and better air quality.  Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

The establishment of the Irish Government Economic and Evaluation Service has increased the analytic capacity within the Departments of Finance and of(...)

Betting tax was originally tied to support for the horse and greyhound racing industries, which lobbied for this year’s increase. Photograph: Michael MacSweeney/Provision

Looking at Paddy Power owner Flutter Entertainment’s first-half results, it’s hard to avoid the conclusion that governments are falling out of love wi(...)

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