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Do we pay VAT on UK imports after Brexit?

When the UK exits the EU at the end of this month, will VAT on UK car imports have to be paid from then on?

Many thanks, Fin.

Filed under importing - Asked by Fin Breatnach (Dublin) - Tue, 14 Jan 2020 15:38

Can I register a day van as a camper?


I have bought a van in the UK. It's a day van with a pop top roof installed, it's still listed as a van on the logbook. I want to bring it over to Ireland and have it registered as a motor caravan. Is it possible to bring over a van and register it as a motor caravan?

Filed under importing - Asked by Darragh Ginty (Rosses Point) - Sat, 11 Jan 2020 22:56

Do I pay the NOx levy if I import my older car?

If I am importing a vehicle from Australia and it is exempt from VRT, as I have owned it for over six months, will it be exempt from this new NOx tax? Revenue states the NOx is calculated as part of VRT. I hope so or else it is a €4,850 bill I was not expecting.

Filed under importing - Asked by Ed Walton (Waterford) - Fri, 03 Jan 2020 00:56

Looking to import a Ford Transit...


I am looking to import a Ford Transit Custom crew cab six-seat with separate cargo area. I'm not sure on the VRT charges due to all the changes at the start of 2019. Can you advise me on what charges I will be liable for? I tried contacting Revenue, but unfortunately no response!

Many thanks

Filed under importing - Asked by Seamus O'Connor (Balbriggan) - Tue, 10 Dec 2019 15:17

Can I temporarily bring my van in from UK?

Hi, I am doing some work on my own house in Ireland in 2020; how long can I keep my big van there without changing the plates as I want to bring it back to UK again?

Filed under importing - Asked by Martin Joyce (London) - Sun, 29 Dec 2019 12:22

Do I need to tell Revenue if I didn't import?

Do I need to let Irish Revenue know if I resell my imported UK car back to the the UK garage where I bought it as the VRT is too high on it when I got the figure today?

Filed under importing - Asked by Mary Reilly (Navan) - Wed, 18 Dec 2019 14:23

Where to get NOx data for cars?

Where/how can I find the NOx emissions on a used car?


Filed under importing - Asked by David Gillick (Dublin) - Fri, 06 Dec 2019 16:11

Will the NOx levy be refunded on export?

With the new NOx tax on imports, will the same rebate be given on exports?

Filed under importing - Asked by Michael Fitzpatrick (Charleville) - Tue, 03 Dec 2019 15:49

What vehicles does the NOx levy apply to?

Does the NOx emissions levy charge apply to used UK motorbike and campervan imports?


Filed under importing - Asked by Aidan Grace (Dublin) - Fri, 29 Nov 2019 21:04

Is the NOx tax just for passenger cars?

Does the new NOx tax apply only to private passenger vehicles, as I am importing an N1 commercial vehicle and may not get it done before January 1st?

Filed under importing - Asked by Declan W. - Sat, 30 Nov 2019 10:05

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