Tuesday, 16 January 2018
Department of Finance
179. To ask the Minister for Finance if he will address a matter regarding vehicle registration tax charged to a person (details supplied) in County Sligo; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [54328/17]
I am informed by Revenue that the vehicle in question was presented for registration at the Sligo NCT centre on 19 October. As part of the registration process, the documentation presented was examined to establish the vehicle particulars. In addition to providing information on the vehicle, this documentation must also provide proof of the date of entry into the State. An error was made in relation to the date on which the vehicle entered the State, which resulted in an additional VRT charge of €427 being incorrectly applied.
When the error was brought to Revenue’s attention, the matter was corrected and arrangements made to refund the additional charge.