Monday, 11th January 2015: Irish Wheelchair Association (IWA) and the Disabled Drivers Association of Ireland (DDAI) welcome the positive improvements the Minister for Finance, Mr. Michael Noonan T.D. recently announced regarding the Disabled Drivers and Disabled Passengers Scheme.
Since 2011, both organisations have been working in partnership to advocate on behalf of disabled drivers and passengers who were negatively impacted by the changes to the interpretations and the administration of the legislation relating to the Disabled Driver and Passenger Tax Relief Scheme.
Over the past few years IWA and DDAI have communicated with the Revenue Commissioners on an ongoing basis regarding the adverse effect the strict interpretation and enforcement of previous regulations by the Revenue Commissioners had on disabled drivers, passengers and charitable organisations. The announcement is welcomed by the representative organisations. IWA and DDAI appreciate the significant improvements to the scheme and are pleased to see that:
IWA and DDAI are advising all drivers and passengers who will be affected by the changes to the Disabled Drivers and Disabled Passengers Scheme to visit www.revenue.ie for additional information.
Full details of the Scheme, including the legislative criteria which must be met, are set out in Information Leaflet VRT 7. The Informational Leaflet can be found at http://www.revenue.ie/en/tax/vrt/leaflets/drivers-passengers-with-disabilities-tax-relief-scheme.pdf