Is there a different cost for road tax for a UK import 2007 Porsche 911 Turbo versus a 2009 Porsche 911 Turbo?
Filed under taxation - Asked by Joe Keane (Limerick) - Wed, 18 May 2011 22:44
Yes there is a difference, but it has nothing to do with the fact that one of them is imported from the UK. The 2007 Porsche 911 Turbo is taxed on the old system, which is scaled according to engine size. As its engine is larger than 3,000cc the annual tax is €1,566.
As the 2009 model was registered after the 2008 changeover to CO2-emissions based taxation, and its emissions are higher than 226g/km, it is considered to be in the highest group, Band G. That attracts a significantly more expensive €2,100 annual bill.
Hope that helps