Motor tax advice for farmers

Minister of State at the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Tom Hayes, is advising that some farmers do not need to go to the motor tax office, as the three month transitional period for the introduction of the Non-Use of Motor Vehicles Act 2013, comes to an end.

Minister of State at the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Tom Hayes, is advising that some farmers do not need to go to the motor tax office, as the three month transitional period for the introduction of the Non-Use of Motor Vehicles Act 2013, comes to an end.

Motor Tax offices across the county have been inundated as people rush to declare vehicles off the road ahead of the September 30 deadline.

Minister Hayes is advising farmers that in the case of an untaxed tractor, which is not being used on the road but is already registered, the owner must complete the retrospective form which must be signed by a Garda and post it to the motor tax office by September 30. This will ensure that arrears are not accrued when the tractor is put on the road at a later date.

For a tractor that is not registered, there is no need to do anything, as liability for the tax can only arise from the date of registration.

That means that there is no need for owners in either category to present themselves to the motor tax office by the end of the month.

Further information can be obtained online at environ.ie under the Motor tax section.