Car scrappage scheme now in operation says Kitt

People in County Galway looking to buy a new car this year may be eligible for the State Car Scrappage Scheme, according to Galway East Fianna Fáil TD Micheal Kitt.

The Scrappage Scheme provides for VRT relief of up to €1,500 when a new car with CO2 emissions of not more than 140g/km is bought and registered and another car is scrapped. People taking part in the scheme must buy cars with low emissions.

Among the terms included in the scheme are: the car to be scrapped must have been registered in the State for at least 18 months prior to the date of scrappage; it must be 10 years old or more from the date of first registration; it must have a NCT test certificate indicating it has been presented for and failed an NCT roadworthiness test in the past six months; it must have been insured for use on the road for at least 12 months in the 18 months prior to the scrappage date.

“The cars being scrapped must be scrapped at an Authorised Treatment Facility and details of the nearest ATFs are available from Galway County Council,” said Dep Kitt.

Full details on the scheme are also available from www.revenue.ie/en/tax/vrt/faqs-scrappage-scheme html

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