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On importing a car from the UK, is the VAT charged on the price paid for the car or just on the value of the 10 per cent custom duty?
Filed under importing - Asked by John Breen (Kilkenny,) - Sun, 29 Jan 2023 15:30
Looking to import a Land Rover Defender 110 as a commercial vehicle. I have a VAT-registered company and it will be used as a commercial vehicle only. I am trying to establish if VAT can be claimed back and if VRT is payable. It's a 2015/2016 model.
Filed under importing - Asked by David Mahon (Dublin) - Sun, 30 Oct 2022 19:51
I am moving back to Ireland after living in the UK for 10 years. I am bringing my car (11 years old, two previous owners). I have already got VRT exemption but I'm worried I will have to pay VAT at 23% on it. I have the purchase invoice and I was not charged VAT by the UK dealer at the time.
Am I going to be charged VAT now by the Irish Revenue?
Filed under importing - Asked by Tony Herrigan (London) - Wed, 20 Jul 2022 15:32
I am having trouble working out if the motorbike I would like to bring into Ireland from Northern Ireland requires VAT. I understand about the VRT, which should be €700+€100, but does it require VAT? The bike was first registered in NI but is an engine rebuild with only 50km on the clock. It is insured and taxed up north as a 2007 vehicle.
Filed under importing - Asked by Fiona C (Dublin) - Wed, 13 Jul 2022 22:44
What is the VRT on an Infiniti Q70 3.5-litre hybrid? The tax office tell me to bring it in and they will then tell me how much it will be. But if the VRT is too high I will have to bring it out of the country and most likely lose money on it. So can you help?
Filed under importing - Asked by Eamonn Munnelly (Mullingar) - Fri, 03 Jun 2022 11:41
I’m currently in the market for a used car and it’s my understanding that the Irish market is being flooded by cars imported from Japan as it’s cheaper to import from there than the UK. By that I mean ‘Grey’ imports so Japanese versions of BMW, Audi etc.
Would you recommend buying one or steer well clear? Even though they have low mileage I’m concerned over spare parts and unexpected anomalies due to the cars being specced for the Japanese market. What are your thoughts please?
Filed under importing - Asked by Martin Smith (Dublin) - Thu, 31 Mar 2022 19:15
I want to buy a BMW 420d M Sport Coupe in from England, the list price is £12K, but can you tell me the total with customs, VAT, VRT, NOx and god knows what else?
Filed under importing - Asked by Keif Wynne (Loughrea) - Sun, 30 Jan 2022 13:51
I brought home a Santa Fe from Australia - it's a 151 2.2 litre and it's the exact same car as the Santa Fe here as all the parts for servicing and all fit no bother. It has an automatic transmission. My question is the tax on it is €750 a year; how is it so high compared to any other Santa Fes here?
Filed under importing - Asked by Phelim Moran (Wicklow) - Thu, 20 Jan 2022 20:51
I am looking at getting a new electric car, and availability/waiting time for the model I'm looking at seems better in the North than here, even if the price saving is limited, so I am looking at buying from a dealer in NI and importing the car.
I have two questions:
1. What's the current status of VRT on imported (pure) electric vehicles? Do I have to pay 7% of OMSP, is there a €5,000 discount, or what?
2. SEAI offers a €5,000 grant for new EVs. However this is applied for/paid out via the dealer (who has to be in the State), and this doesn't make sense to me - it's surely meant to incentivise putting new EVs on Irish roads, and provided I import the car properly, where I bought it from shouldn't matter. In other words, why can't I get that grant on my new EV even if the car is properly imported rather than bought in the State - isn't there a Single Market implication here?
Filed under importing - Asked by Patrick Edmond (Limerick) - Thu, 11 Nov 2021 14:44
I would like to buy car from Northern Ireland that was brought from UK mainland two months ago and registered by an independent dealer. Car still has UK reg. Do the VAT of 23 per cent and customs duty still apply to me?
Filed under importing - Asked by Vlad Dvadvavosem (Dublin) - Sat, 21 Aug 2021 19:57