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Can you explain what 'VAT' qualifying means on importing a car from the UK?

I am considering buying a car in the UK. Can you clarify what 'VAT qualifying' means? Does this mean that I can get the UK VAT back but I have to pay Irish VAT and VRT? I realise VAT is payable on cars less than six months old.

William Neale (Dublin)

Jun 2011 Filed under: importing

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Do dealers and the public pay different VRT?

Could you please tell me if there is a differance in the VRT rate on importing car from the UK to Ireland if you are a dealership owner or a private customer?

David O'brien (Waterford)

Mar 2011 Filed under: importing

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Will changing my speedo and odometer raise alarm bells?

Hello,

I may decide to import a car from Britain; as I would plan to keep it for a long time I would like to change the speedo and odometer to km/h. How would this affect the VRT inspection and the NCT? How can I record it that it was changed?

I do not want a scenario that it pops up on a car checking website as suspicious, but would like it to show that the speedo and odometer where changed at a specific mileage. 

Jerome O'Connor (Wicklow)

Dec 2010 Filed under: importing

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What are the costs of importing a used car from the UK?

Hi there,

Can you tell me if VRT is the only additional cost to buying a car in the UK or is there also VAT to be paid?

Also, how accurate is the Revenue's online VRT calculator?

Regards

Ray

Ray Owens (Enfield)

Aug 2010 Filed under: importing

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Is there any reason to avoid UK imports?

Is there any reason to avoid UK imports? We are looking for a MPV and just wondering if UK imports are as safe an option as Irish cars or is it a more complicated purchase with potential risks? Thanks

Patricia McGuire (Dublin)

Jun 2010 Filed under: importing

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What are the costs of importing a used car from the UK?

Other than the car itself and the transportation costs, what are the costs involved in importing a used car from the UK?

Paul Kieran (Dublin)

Apr 2010 Filed under: importing

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Should I buy from an online UK dealer?

Hi Paddy. Thanks for that reply.

I have been looking at a car at an online dealers, based in the UK. There is a diesel 1.9-litre Golf, which sounds okay value there.

They want €495 deposit. In 10 days the car is available for inspection, I gather if I'm not happy I lose my deposit.

He says I couldn't be unhappy, as the car is immaculate! It is bought straight from VW, one owner, 10,000 miles, 2008 diesel with one year warranty left. There is a 2008 model with lower spec available from a local garage with 34,000 on the clock and €2,000 cheaper.

Which would you recommend? 

 

Angela Osullivan (Wicklow)

May 2010 Filed under: importing

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How to buy an Audi A4 Avant from the UK?

Want to buy a 2001 Audi A4 (b5) Avant TDI in the UK private or from non-franchise dealer. How do I do this without being caught out?

Jim O'Sullivan (Co.Cork.)

May 2010 Filed under: importing

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Japanese import safe without NCT?

Is it safe to buy a car imported from Japan without an NCT?

Madeline Orbeta (Dublin)

May 2010 Filed under: importing

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