Also the prices of new cars with high emissions ( all petrol alfas I think ) bought after July 1st will increase due to the Vehicle Regestration Tax also being linked to emissions.
e.g. Alfa 147 1.6
Road Tax will increase from €291 to €1000
The VRT will rise from 25% to 32%
On the up side anyone thinking of turning to the dark side ( Diesel ) will see a reduced road tax & should see a reduction in the list price
e.g. Alfa JTDm
Road Tax will reduce from €539 to €430
The VRT will reduce from 30% to 24%
I've got an Excel Spreadsheet with all cars listed and the changes of Tax & VRT if anyone wants it ( can't attach as it is 1.9Mb )
It being a diesel the VRT should come down for it in July and also the Tax BUT they probably will have some checks in place to stop people bringing in cars and storing them for the new rate??
You seem to be ignoring the fact that it is illegal not to VRT it straight away...? You do know you risk it being seized by customs and excise? If they do they do not give them back, and they do watch out for you and I trying to get away with this!
Band A (under 120 grams per km) - €100.
Band B (121-140 grams per km) - €150.
Band C (141-155 grams per km) - € 290.
Band D (156-170 grams per km) - €430.
Band E (171-190 grams per km) - € 600.
Band F (191-225 grams per km) - €1,000.
Band G, the top band - €2,000, reflecting CO2 emissions of over 225grams per km
See RTÉ Business: Motor tax shake-up to hit gas guzzlers
As long as your car is registered in Ireland before 1st July, you are taxed under the existing system. It means my 99 Spider is 590 euro p.a., but under the new system it would be 1000 euro (220g/km) :wow:
So import and register all your Alfas now, you will be screwed if you wait until after July!!
All what I can say on this is MONEY MONEY MONEY.Doesn't seem right to punish people by way of an annual fixed-rate tax for driving more poluting cars. Someone that does 50,000 miles in a 100g/KM car is far more polluting than someone doing 2,000 miles a year in a Ferrari, but he has to pay so much more
I honestly wouldn't risk it if i was you. A friend of mine had her Celica taken off her a few weeks ago by customs. She couldn't get it back until she paid off the VRT plus a fairly big fine, think it was €2,500 on top of the VRT.