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How much to tax on importing a 2019 car?

I am buying a used car first registered in Feb 2019 with an original retail price of £40,100. I am now purchasing this vehicle for £28,000. Could you please tell me what tax I will have to pay?

Filed under importing - Asked by Ken Spencer - Sun, 17 Nov 2019 12:56

Looking at importing a Ford Ranger...


I am interested in importing a Ford Ranger from the UK, 2016 up, under 50k mileage. Can you help?

Regards Ciarán

Filed under importing - Asked by Ciaran Kiely (Dublin) - Fri, 06 Mar 2020 14:49

Considering importing a Mazda MX-5...

I am considering purchasing a 2013 Mazda MX-5 Roadster hard top; its mileage is 48,000, but I cannot find revenue VRT example... Should I wait until after Brexit is over to purchase? I'm buying from a friend.

Filed under importing - Asked by DERICK BUCKLEY (CO CORK) - Sat, 07 Mar 2020 01:22

Will my Japanese import cost a lot for NOx?

I have a three-cylinder 0.6-litre petrol 'kei car' coming from Japan that was never sold in Europe. Will this be hit with the max fine of €600 NOx charge as there is no NOx reading available, or is there anything that can be done to avoid paying this crazy charge when it should only be a a few Euro for an engine so small?

Filed under importing - Asked by Tomas Sea (Ireland) - Tue, 25 Feb 2020 14:43

NOx value for a Japanese import?

How can I get a NOx report for a Japanese import?

Filed under importing - Asked by Mick Keenan (Celbridge) - Sat, 22 Feb 2020 00:33

I'm missing paperwork to VRT my import...

Went to do VRT on Saturday and it wasn't done as first page was missing, not given by car dealer. Just rang but he said that was all he had, but is looking into it. I'm a bit panicked as only have two weeks until 30 days is up; is there anything we can do?


Filed under importing - Asked by Theresa Lynch (Dublin) - Mon, 10 Feb 2020 12:39

Is this Audi Q7 from England VAT-free?


I’m buying a 3.0 Audi Q7 from England with 27,000 miles on it; is this car VAT-free?

Filed under importing - Asked by Sean Flynn (Churchtown Dublin ) - Thu, 13 Feb 2020 07:57

How much to import a 2016 Toyota Verso?

I was thinking about importing a 2016 Toyota Verso 1.6 diesel and I’m just wondering how much roughly will it cost to import. It has 50,000 miles on the clock I know it may very depending on spec. But with duty and the new charge?

Filed under importing - Asked by Bryan Morton (Cavan) - Thu, 23 Jan 2020 05:59

I imported a car from Japan and need help...


I got a 1999 Toyota Cresta 2.0 auto petrol in from Japan in November. I went to the VRT/NCT office to get the reg and, as I was missing one document, was told to come back after Xmas. Nobody said anything about the NOx charge coming in 2020...

So now I have to pay this charge even though I have the NOx/CO2 numbers for the car from the seller in Japan. Also, the VRT came in at €5,500; this a crazy price for a 1999 car - Revenue thinks the car is worth €20,000 and it's actually only worth €4,000 or €5,000 at most; I cannot pay this amount so what can I do?

Filed under importing - Asked by Mike Grant (Waterford) - Mon, 27 Jan 2020 22:31

How to calculate VAT on a UK import?

If I am buying a new car in the UK and I have to pay Irish VAT, what figure do I use to calculate the VAT? Is it the UK price inclusive or exclusive of VAT converted to Euro?

Filed under importing - Asked by M Cassidy - Tue, 21 Jan 2020 14:55

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