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VRT on importing an Infiniti Q70?

Hi there,

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?

Thanks

Eamonn

Filed under importing - Asked by Eamonn Munnelly (Mullingar) - Fri, 03 Jun 2022 11:41


Thoughts on Japanese imports?

Hi all,

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


Costs to import a BMW 420d from England?

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


Why is my Santa Fe tax so high?

Hello,

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?

Regard Phelim

Filed under importing - Asked by Phelim Moran (Wicklow) - Thu, 20 Jan 2022 20:51


I am importing an EV from the North...

Hi,

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?

Thanks!

Patrick

Filed under importing - Asked by Patrick Edmond (Limerick) - Thu, 11 Nov 2021 14:44


Will this imported car attract VAT and duty?

Hi,

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


How to register an old imported moped?

My friend has a Honda moped that she brought with her when she came to live here in 1990, The bike was never registered here and it has UK plates. It has never been on the road here. We would like to get it back on the road going again for her 60th. How do we register it for her? She has it 32 years.

Filed under importing - Asked by John McEleney - Thu, 19 Aug 2021 20:41


Can we import our two cars from the UK?

Hi,

With reference to your importing feature, I was wondering how much of this would apply to me? I am moving to Ireland with my partner who is an Irish citizen and we both want to bring our cars with us. Both are UK-registered in 2015 and both have been owned for around three years. Are we going to get charged large fees to do this or are we going to exempt due to having owned them and not just buying to import i.e. is the terminology related to the latter and we have nothing to worry about?

One of the cars is a 3.0-litre diesel, so wondering what tax band that would fall under?

Many thanks

Alex

Filed under importing - Asked by Alex Parris (Gorey) - Wed, 14 Jul 2021 11:02


We want to import our Mercedes from the UK.

We want to import our Mercedes-Benz into Ireland from the UK. We understand that VRT needs to be paid, but do not understand the VAT element. What is the VAT due on? On the value of the car, or the VRT that needs to be paid?

Filed under importing - Asked by Jim Com (Ireland) - Tue, 03 Aug 2021 20:08


Will my imported Amarok be VRT-free?

Hi,

I am moving back to Ireland permanently next year from Australia. I own a 2016 VW Amorak that I want to bring back with me. I own the vehicle for more than six months. Can you confirm if I will be exempt from VRT and if there are any other taxes, unexpected costs on arrival in Ireland?

Thank you

Filed under importing - Asked by Bryan Glynn - Wed, 30 Jun 2021 17:34


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