Car tax

Jun 1st, 2014, 12:25 PM
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Car tax

Im travelling to the Uk from Ireland and my car tax is just out ... is there checks on car tax at dublin port..Could I chance it?
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Jun 1st, 2014, 12:40 PM
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Pay your MOT . . .
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Jun 1st, 2014, 12:52 PM
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If your car tax has run out you are no longer insured
Get your tax paid asap.

Janis the MOT is an annual check of the condition of the car, nothing to do with the road tax.
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Jun 1st, 2014, 01:26 PM
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Yeah I know the difference -- Back when I lived in the UK we sort of called the inspection and the tax a generic "MOT".
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Jun 1st, 2014, 01:26 PM
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Pay your tax online simple the disc will be waiting for you when you get home.. all you need is the payment reference number. The Garda are not as big brother as the UK gestapolice.
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Jun 2nd, 2014, 12:36 AM
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Leaving aside the fact that the OP should pay his/her tax or risk being fined or un-insured, I'm at a loss as to what this has to do with arrival in Dublin. As the RoI is a completely separate country, their authorities have absolutely no interest in (or visibility of) whether foreign registered cars are taxed in their home countries.
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Jun 2nd, 2014, 01:05 AM
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>>I'm at a loss as to what this has to do with arrival in Dublin<<

Bearing in mind the OP is travelling to the UK from Ireland, so would I be. Presumably OP is worried about being caught by a spot-check on departure - or on return, or maybe both.
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Jun 2nd, 2014, 03:07 AM
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Not True Gordon R.. The Garda couldn't care less really about showing a valid tax disk but Customs and the occasional spot check can land you in trouble under EU laws.. And questions on possibly being an unregistered import so could be seized until proven otherwise..

As said before tax on line or over the phone and just have your reference number on hand.. Unless there are other reasons the car is not taxed.. like not being insured or Mot'd..
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Jun 2nd, 2014, 03:57 AM
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Let's assume for the moment that the car is insured and MOT'd and that the reason for the non renewal of the tax disc is that the trip is taking up most of available cash at the moment. In the UK you have 15 days grace following the end of the month that the disc expires, to renew. If yours ran out 31/05, you won't have a problem, if the Irish rules are similar to UK rules.

BTW, I've never heard of the tax disc referred to as the MOT. It's usually that bl**dy road tax.
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Jun 2nd, 2014, 04:08 AM
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Rubicund they could still have insurance problems though.
If they can't afford to tax the car then perhaps they shouldn't be spending money on a trip, or should choose an alternative means of transport.
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Jun 2nd, 2014, 04:21 AM
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No hetismij2 you won't have any problems if it's within the 15 days grace. Outside of that, then maybe, but not certainly.
It's not up to me to judge anyone else's fiscal priorities, but I only offered it as a possibility, not a fact.
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