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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
How much to import a 2010 Mazda CX-7?
Filed under importing - Asked by Eamon Rice (Monaghan) - Fri, 04 May 2018 01:11
Is "Customs Duty" on a non-EU import (e.g. a car from Japan) included in the figure got from the VRT calculator, or is it an additional charge?
Filed under importing - Asked by Enoch Soames (Bray) - Tue, 08 May 2018 18:43
I am thinking of buying a UK car, but driving it in the UK for six months. Am I right to think VRT is only payable on entry to Ireland and what are the main documents you require for importation? Also I presume the VRT is calculated on the vehicle age and mileage entering Ireland?
Filed under importing - Asked by William Neale (Malahide) - Sun, 01 Apr 2018 15:48
I'd like to live in Ireland and have a Honda Insight Hybrid to import. What will be the cost of import and road tax? I have the car more one year.
Thank you, Jan
Filed under importing - Asked by Jan Beerens (The Netherlands) - Sun, 28 Jan 2018 17:58
I reside in Ireland. If I buy a car with Nothern Ireland registation, what do I have to do to change it to Irish and how much would it cost me?
Filed under importing - Asked by Olga Kulikova (Waterford) - Thu, 07 Mar 2013 16:30