Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe has confirmed that he is to bring a Report Stage Amendment to Finance Bill 2020 in order to introduce “accelerated capital allowances” for farm safety equipment. See link below to read the full article.

https://www.agriland.ie/farming-news/government-introduces-accelerated-tax-relief-on-farm-safety-equipment/

If you have a disability or reduced mobility, you have the right to access air, train, bus, coach, or boat travel like anybody else.

A small bit of relief from worry in the Finance Bill for those, who continued and still continue to be in receipt of Mobility Allowance after the scheme was suspended in 2013. With the suspension of the scheme there existed a technical liability for income tax in respect of these payments. An amendment has been passed in the Finance Bill exempting past and future payments from income tax liability. In the amendment debate, Minister Donohue, described the provision as follows;

Wednesday 11th November in the Oireachtas.

Question: Richard O'Donoghue (Limerick County, Independent)

First, for people who qualified for a primary medical certificate before the Supreme Court judgment in June of this year and who are upgrading their vehicles, are they still entitled to the VRT payment or has that been restricted? Second, with regard to the cost of the Supreme Court judgment, has it cleared the backlog of people waiting for their primary medical certificates?

The issuing of primary medical certificates for disabled drivers and passengers has been suspended due to a court decision in June.

Confirmation has been made in a written reply from the Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe to Independent TD Denis Naughten.

https://www.rte.ie/news/ireland/2020/1006/1169864-disability-drivers/

The Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection

have arange of measures to provide income support to

people affected by COVID-19 (Coronavirus). 

Follow this link http://bit.ly/2QrodQI

 

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Derek Farrell RIP. Derek was the CEO of the DDAI for 17 years and was a member the board of directors until his retirement in 2019. Derek's involvement with the DDAI spanned 31 years and he has left an indelible stamp on the organisation. He will be sadly missed. https://rip.ie/death-no…/derek-farrell-caragh-kildare/415608

New Date DDAI 50th AGM

The DDAI AGM will take place on Wednesday 7th October at 5pm.  This years AGM will be on online event only.  To register for the Webinar please login to the member area of the DDAI website.

 

As a disabled driver or passenger purchasing an Electric Vehicle (EV) you can claim the SEAI (Sustainable Energy Authority Ireland) grant independent of any other tax benefit you may receive.

The maximum grant available is €5,000 – for further information on the level of grants available please visit www.seai.ie

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Disabled Drivers Association of Ireland,
Ballindine, Claremorris, Co. Mayo

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Media Contact :
Richard Ryder - 087 7983709

Email: richard.ryder@ddai.ie

 

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