Motor tax deadline will not be extended - Hogan
The Environment Minister says the deadline for submitting Non-Use of Motor Vehicle forms will not be extended.
Motorists have until the close of business on Monday to notify their local tax office if their vehicle has been off the road and untaxed.
There were lengthy queues outside many tax offices around the country today, as people tried to submit forms.
New arrangements will apply from Tuesday next October 1st in cases where a vehicle has been untaxed and off the road.
In future, motorists will have to inform their local motor tax office in advance and not retrospectively if their vehicle will not be in use for a time, as part of a clampdown on tax evasion estimated at €55m per year.
A three-month transition period during which arrears could be paid or a declaration of non-use made ends at close of business on Monday.
The Environment Minister Phil Hogan said he is aware of last minute activity, but the deadline will not be extended.
However, postal applications postmarked on or before September 30 will be regarded as having been received by the deadline.
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