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I’m looking in to getting a Porsche 911. I’m interested in the 997.2 released in 2009. They’re going for about £30,000 at the moment, but I’m worried VRT will make them really pricey. In Ireland at the moment there’s a massive €20,000 difference in price between a 2008 and 2009 model because of fewer issues after the facelift that year and cheaper road tax. And I have a feeling this will massively impact VRT figures. What rule of thumb would you apply here and what steps could be taken to minimise getting a shock bringing the car in?
Filed under importing - Asked by Andreas Eriksson (Rush) - Thu, 04 Apr 2019 10:38
I bought a car in the UK and took it for inspection. It has just 2,995km the on purchase invoice and so I was caught for VAT. The dealer will buy it back, put the miles on it and then sell it to my wife. I assume I cannot bring it in a second time as this would probably be tax evasion? Since my wife is a separate person am I correct in thinking that Revenue will accept this?
Filed under importing - Asked by P Johnstone (Co Meath) - Sun, 02 Dec 2018 23:13
I am looking at importing a BMW 4 Series from the UK, March 2018 with 100 miles on the clock. I am trying to work out the tax implications. Can you let me know if my assumptions below are correct?
Purchase price in UK £23,000 = €26,200
VAT Qualifying @20% = €4,367
VRT = €7,069 (from VRT calculator)
Revenue OMSP = €37,206
Irish VAT = €37,206 X 23% = €8,557
Total import cost = €26,200+€7,069+€8,557 = €41,826
VAT refund from UK = €4,367
Total car cost = €37,459
Filed under importing - Asked by Tim Crowe (Doon) - Fri, 15 Feb 2019 14:17
Hi, I'm considering changing my 2011 VW Passat 1.4 saloon to a 2012 VW Passat 1.4 Estate, as I need the space. The one I'm considering is a very well equipped Highline model, but it's a Japanese import. Is there anything in particular I should know about buying a used Japanese car?
Filed under importing - Asked by Brendan Cullen (Knocklyon) - Thu, 21 Feb 2019 12:58
I'm considering importing a 2015 Tesla Model S with mileage of 25,000 into Ireland. How much VRT would I pay if I import the car?
Filed under importing - Asked by David Iredale (Dublin 6) - Tue, 29 Jan 2019 16:42
I understand that the import duty tax has risen from 10 per cent to 11 per cent as of 1/1/19. Do you think it should or could increase again after Brexit in order to help save the motor trade in the Republic and to try persuade people to stay and buy Irish? I feel that if the import duty tax went to 12.5 per cent it would stop people going to England or up North. What is your opinion on the matter?
Filed under importing - Asked by Patrick Devitt (Dublin) - Wed, 02 Jan 2019 09:11
I'm hoping to import my 2015 Porsche Macan S petrol from New York when I move home to Ireland later this year. I can't find Porsche on the VRT calculator - I have owned the car for nine months and saw there are some exemptions if you have owned the car for over six months. I'm pretty confused and hoping to bring the car with me, but if VRT costs are too high, I'll have to sell before the move - any info is greatly appreciated
Thank you, John
Filed under importing - Asked by John Walsh (New York) - Fri, 17 Aug 2018 05:02
This is probably a difficult question and if you don't have a clear answer, that's fine.
Upon retiring, I bought an apartment in Spain four years ago and for the past four years I've come and gone. Because I spent extended periods there it wasn't realistic to hire a car, so I bought a new car but then I made the mistake of replacing it in 2017. I was never tax resident in Spain and now intend selling up and coming back to Ireland permanently. Do you know what is the tax position of bringing the car back the Ireland? It might be better to sell it in Spain, but I'm unlikely to get a reasonable price, but equally if the VRT is very significant I should accept the loss.
Filed under importing - Asked by Philip Donegan (Ballina) - Mon, 25 Jun 2018 22:59
I am planning to import a 2017 Nissan Leaf from the UKl do I need to pay VRT?
Filed under importing - Asked by Raj Shah (Fermoy) - Wed, 13 Jun 2018 13:16
I bought a Japanese car, but the person who brought it to Ireland didn't register it when he imported it here. Now I discover that over 6k is owed in penalties... What can I do?
Filed under importing - Asked by Darren Curneen (Dublin) - Thu, 10 May 2018 19:21