As expected there were increases to car tax announced in Budget 2013 – as well as rearranging of the banding on CO2 emissions. The new motor tax rates apply from January 1st 2013.
The details of the new 2013 increased rates can be found here.
Car Tax Rates 2013
Some rates have increased by as much as 25%. For example – if you have a car that was taxed under the current Band B and the emission rate is 130 to 140 g/km – then the rate will go up from €225 to €280 a year (a 25% increase)