Over e14 million was raised in motor tax in County Louth in 2011, new figures have revealed

So far this year to the end of May e6,395,524 has been collected in motor tax from the drivers of Louth

So far this year to the end of May e6,395,524 has been collected in motor tax from the drivers of Louth

“Currently, owners declare vehicles off the road for the purposes of motor tax after the fact, which is effectively unverifiable and open to abuse,” said Mr Hogan in a statement to the Dáil.

“I intend to provide that drivers will be able to declare their intention to keep their vehicle off-the-road in advance, so that, if a vehicle is not to be used on a public road for a number of months, the owner will be able to inform the relevant authorities before taking the car off the road rather than afterwards, and so avoid a liability for motor tax.

“The General Scheme of a Bill to tighten the procedures is at an advanced stage of preparation in my department and I expect to bring it to Cabinet next month.”