Concern that Meath Disabled Drivers will lose out – Killian

Concern that Meath Disabled Drivers will lose out – Killian

Disabled drivers are expressing serious concern that the recently announced changes for tax relief will have an effect on refunds and claims for VAT and Excise charges for disabled drivers and passengers, according to Disabled drivers who have contacted Ratoath Councillor Nick Killian. The Government has indicated that an EU ruling that the present scheme has to be scrapped, which is used by 11,000 disabled drivers throughout the country.The current scheme gives relief from vehicle registration tax, VAT, Motor tax on cars for disabled drivers. Killian stated: “Once agian this Government has created another fear factor for the disabled community here in County Meath with the proposed changes that are due to take place with the introduction of a new Fuel Grant Scheme.Blaming the EU creates the fear that this another ruse by this Government to cut back on this much needed grant for disabled drivers. I am seeking assurances that disabled drivers currently claiming relief will not lose out financially with the introduction of this new scheme. It is essential  that the disabled community is given a guarantee that their current financial costs for driving are not increased and that the new scheme is fully explained to them and that new side way rules are not introduced in a sly manner. Disabled drivers who contacted me this week have expressed concern, the present scheme operates very well and change can cause confusion and upset unnecessarily to those whose lives are difficult on an ongoing basis.”
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