Ireland’s Automobile Assn. is accusing the government of using vehicle-related taxes as a cash cow. The group says an analysis of the country’s tax system shows the average car owner pays about €2,200 ($2,375) annually in taxes over the 10-year lifespan of a typical vehicle. A new car costing €21,000 ($22,660), for example, has the added expense of €7,000 ($7,554) for vehicle registration tax and value-added tax. Conor Faughnan, of the auto makers’ group, says in a media report that ...

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