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If I buy a VAT-qualifying car from the UK, am I correct in saying that I deduct the VRT, customs and VAT paid upon entry from the following selling price here and am then liable for Irish VAT on that figure?
E.g. SP = €20,000 - tariff €1,000 - VAT €1,230 - VRT €1,500 = €16,270 so VAT liability of €3,043?
Thanks for any clarification you can give me.
Filed under importing - Asked by Kathryn O'Connell (Dublin 16) - Thu, 04 Mar 2021 12:29
If a car was already brought into this country in November/December from the UK, will the new import duties and VAT apply when re-registering the car in Ireland or will it be under the old system as it was imported prior to December 31?
Filed under importing - Asked by Sylvie Morrison (Dublin) - Mon, 15 Feb 2021 17:23
My home is in Northern Ireland. I work in South of Ireland. Can I drive a UK-registered car?
Filed under importing - Asked by James Curry (Tyrone) - Sun, 28 Feb 2021 16:59
If I bring in a 2010 Range Rover Sport HSE worth £10,000, what will it cost me to have it taxed and all? If I change it to commercial what would the difference be?
Filed under importing - Asked by Dan Osullivan (Killarney) - Thu, 25 Feb 2021 23:36
I bought a 2019 50cc moped from the UK in January 2021 and it was brought over by an NI courier on 27 January. Price was £835 for the bike and it has 1,700km on it. I have VRT inspection on 4 March. The sale invoice is the courier’s business invoice with the UK seller's name, address and buyer's name and address on it.
Wondering what VRT process will be for this with new system after 1 January re VAT and customs. In addition re 30 days to register I had a heart attack on 15 January... Can this be an exceptional circumstances reason for not having it registered within 30 days? If the invoice had been dated for example in December 2020 would that make a difference?
Filed under importing - Asked by Joseph Flegg (Letterkenny ) - Thu, 25 Feb 2021 14:58
If I move to live in Ireland from England is it a good idea to bring my car with me or should I buy over there?
Filed under importing - Asked by Russell Drake (Bolton ) - Wed, 17 Feb 2021 23:24
I am considering importing a 2007 camper from Germany. It is rated '3 yellow sticker'; I presume that is for emissions. Should I pay to have it upgraded to '4 green sticker'? Would this have much of an effect on the extra charges added to the VRT?
Filed under importing - Asked by Maria Murphy (Clonmel ) - Fri, 19 Feb 2021 23:15
We brought our car over in December 2020; it's a BMW 1 Series diesel and Ireland is our main residence now; are we exempt from charges?
Filed under importing - Asked by Margaret Allen (Galway) - Mon, 22 Feb 2021 21:14
I am thinking of importing a motorhome from the UK, but I am finding it quite difficult to ascertain the final landed price. Can you help?
Filed under importing - Asked by Anthony O'Connor (NAVAN) - Tue, 23 Feb 2021 10:59
I moved from UK to Ireland end of 2019 and brought my car while I was still paying car finance in UK. I didn't register my car yet but would like to do that now but struggling to do it as there is much information on the internet. I understand that if I was the owner of the car, there are some exemptions from some payments. What do you think?
Filed under importing - Asked by Marcin Bubik (Mallow) - Tue, 23 Feb 2021 17:56