Dáil Éireann - Volume 682 - 13 May, 2009
Written Answers. - Tax Collection.
Deputy Seymour Crawford Deputy Seymour Crawford
Deputy Seymour Crawford asked the Minister for Finance the level of VRT received up to 1 May 2009; the way this compares to the same period in each of the years 2007 and 2008; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [19122/09]
Deputy Brian Lenihan Deputy Brian Lenihan
 Deputy Brian Lenihan: As the Deputy is aware, the sale of vehicles, especially of new vehicles, in Ireland and indeed internationally has, due to the contraction in economic activity, declined significantly in the first four months of 2009 compared to previous years.
I am informed by the Revenue Commissioners that the level of VRT received up to 1 May 2009 and the receipts during the same period in 2007 and 2008 are as set out in the following table.
Dáil Éireann 682 Written Answers. Tax Collection.