ICSA calls for extension to motor tax transition period

30th September, 2013

The Irish Cattle and Sheep Farmers’ Association is calling for the transition period into the new motor tax regime to be extended, to accommodate the huge volume of people seeking to use the service.

The new regime came into force on 1 July 2013, with a three month transition period due to come to an end today (30th September).

ICSA president Gabriel Gilmartin said, “Motor tax offices have been extremely busy for the past number of weeks and particularly today, with staff inundated by long queues of people anxious to get their tax sorted out. I see a clear need for the transition period to be extended given the sheer number of people turning up at the offices. It is a significant change that is being made to the tax regime affecting very large numbers of motorists, so an extension until the end of October would be a sensible move.”