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What's the VRT on importing this Transit?


I'm thinking of importing a 2015 Ford Transit Custom 310 Trend E-Tech, but can't figure out what VRT costs I have to pay. Tried on ROS, but can't see catagory for this.

Can you help?

Filed under importing - Asked by Jimmy Walton (Kilkenny) - Tue, 09 Jun 2020 13:17

How much VRT on importing a crew cab van?

How much VRT or other taxes would have to be paid if I bought a crew cab van in from the UK e.g. Ford Transit Custom, Mercedes Vito, VW Transporter etc

Filed under importing - Asked by Lar Crowley (Kilkenny ) - Sun, 21 Jun 2020 20:59

Tax to import a Land Rover Defender?

I have a 2007 Land Rover Defender diesel 2.4 in the UK. I will be moving It to Ireland this summer; what will the taxation and import duty be?

Filed under importing - Asked by Janice Taberer (Chelmsford) - Sat, 06 Jun 2020 15:13

Looking at importing a BMW Z3...


I am planning to buy a 1999 BMW Z3, 52k miles, value £3,390 (Sterling pounds), 2.0-litre automatic. How much is the VRT for this car? I could not find BMW Z3 in the VRT website, only BMW Z4. Will they consider this 1999 Z3 as a classic car?

Filed under importing - Asked by Marlon C (Lucan) - Tue, 12 May 2020 15:17

Do I pay VAT importing from Australia?


I’m thinking about importing a car from Australia. I will have owned it for more than six months. I understand I’m exempt from VRT, but do I pay VAT given I’m not in EU?

Filed under importing - Asked by Declan O’Dwyer (Cashel ) - Sun, 12 Apr 2020 11:51

Do I qualify for no VAT on import?


I'm looking to import a vehicle from the UK, older than six months old and with more than 6,000km on the clock. I have a primary medical cert and will be modifying the car. My questions is relating to VAT-qualifying or non-qualifying, which should I be looking for?


Filed under importing - Asked by Pat Darby (Mullingar) - Wed, 29 May 2019 12:52

Do I have to keep my imported car for a year?

I got a letter of exemption to change my British registered car to an Irish registered one, but now I have a problem with as I want to trade it in against another, but there's a restriction by Revenue. How do I get over this?

Filed under importing - Asked by Stella Evbakhavbokun (DUBLIN) - Wed, 10 Jul 2019 11:03

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

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