Off-the-road motor fee to be abolished; REVENUE.
Environment Minister Phil Hogan is closing the loophole which costs the State EUR75million a year in lost revenue.
Mr Hogan said the off-the-road declaration "is effectively unverifiable and open to abuse" and has expressed concerns about the high level of forms being presented.
He added: "I intend to provide that drivers will be able to declare their intention to keep their vehicle off-the-road in advance."
AA Ireland's Conor Faughnan said the proposed new system will be better and fairer than what is in place currently.
He added: "The Minister's proposal brings clarity to the situation."