Increases in motor tax, VRT; petrol and diesel unchanged

Increases in motor tax, VRT; petrol and diesel unchanged

There will be an increase across all categories of motor tax and VRT.

Petrol and diesel, however, will not be increased.

From January, car registration plates will be 13 1 for the first six months and 13 2 for second six months of the year.

The Government are extending carbon tax to solid fuels over next two years on a phased basis - rate of €10 per tonne from Nay next and to €20 per tonne in May 2014.

The motor tax changes will affect each band as folllows:

Band A1 up €10 to €170

Band A2 up €20 to €180

Band A3 up €30 to €190

Band A4 up €40 to €200

Band B1 up €45 to €270

Band B2 up €55 to €280

Band C up €60 to €390

Band D up €89 to €570

Details on the increases to motor tax:

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