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Thursday 18 January 2018

Can you spot the errors in this tax disc?

Counterfeit tax disc. Credit: An Garda Siochana
Counterfeit tax disc. Credit: An Garda Siochana Newsdesk Newsdesk

An Garda Siochana tweeted a photo of a doctored tax disc taken from a Galway motorist on Saturday.

At first glance, the disc appears legitimate but serious errors are visible upon closer inspection.

Can you spot them?

The large printed numbers indicate the date of expiry. The numbers 3 and 6 have been edited to look like the number 8, changing the original expiry date from 03-16 to 08-18.

But that's not the only issue with this forgery.

Motorists can't tax their vehicle for more than a 12-month-period so a disc with an expiry date of August 2018 would not currently be in issue.

The motorist also forgot to change the 2016 expiry date in the lower right-hand corner of the disc and on the top of the disc.

Altering a tax disc is fraud and results in penalties in court.

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