Dáil Éireann - Volume 682 - 13 May, 2009

Written Answers. - Tax Collection.

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]

[570]   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.

VRT Receipts

Month

2007

2008

2009

€m

€m

€m (Prov)

January

67.6

215.5

32.5

February

311.5

202.0

79.8

March

184.8

158.9

51.0

April

176.7

113.6

47.2

Total

740.5

690.0

210.4