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Post-Brexit, moving from the UK to Ireland...

Hi,

I arrived in Ireland from the UK on Jan 14 to live permanently. I bought a second hand Hyundai Santa Fe in the UK last June. So owned it now for seven months and I want to keep it. I was previously exempt from VRT/NOx tax, but has Brexit changed anything?

All my forms etc are with Revenue so am waiting to hear from them.

James Mortuin (Ennis)

Jan 2021 Filed under: importing

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Ok to buy a car from North, previously in UK?

Hi.

If I buy a car in Northern Ireland dealership that was in Northern Ireland before 31st Dec, but originated in the UK, will I be liable for 10 per cent custom charges? If car was only brought into Northern Ireland from UK after 1st Jan, would 10 per cent custom charges apply in this instance also?

Sean Maher (Dublin)

Jan 2021 Filed under: importing

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I want to import a new Transit Custom...

Hi,

I am looking to purchase a brand new Ford Transit Custom MS-RT from the UK, which cannot be got in the Republic of Ireland. My question is , as I am VAT-registered, do I have to now pay VAT in the UK or give the dealer my Irish VAT number? Do I also have to pay import duty? Is there any other hidden cost?

Thanks

Alan

Alan O Riordan (Cork )

Jan 2021 Filed under: importing

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Can I claim back VAT on this Passat?

Hi.

I saw a 2018 Volkswagen Passat GTE for sale in the UK. It is VAT-qualifying. Does this mean I can claim back the VAT on it, therefore cancelling out paying the new VAT applied after Brexit? If so I will just be paying VRT?

Eoin Burke

Jan 2021 Filed under: importing

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Has Brexit affecting importing used cars?

How have/will the Brexit trade agreement effect importing cars from the UK?

Gerard Mccarthy (Mullingar)

Jan 2021 Filed under: importing

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Do we pay VAT on UK-imported cars now?

If I import a second hand UK car (from England, Scotland or Wales) into the Republic of Ireland from 2021 on, am I liable to pay VAT and/or an import charge on top of the current VRT and NOx charge?

Keiron Fletcher (Meath)

Jan 2021 Filed under: importing

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An unusual import situation for you...

I bought a car up north last January, had to pay the VAT on it. Gearbox then went, eventually got the car back this December, after a lot of arguments. Have to pay VRT now. How do I go about it because the car was here in January?  Any help?

Keith Higgins

Jan 2021 Filed under: importing

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I have a car in the UK for my sister...

I am living in the UK and bought a car in London on behalf of my sister in Dublin with a view to transfer before Brexit hits. For a variety of reasons I had to register the car initially in my name. On completing the sale the dealer mentions "oh by the way due to COVID, DVLA will take six weeks to get the new V5 logbook to you"!

So, can she arrange to have it shipped to Dublin before I get the V5 (so it arrives in Ireland before 1st Jan 2021 to avoid any potential customs tariff if no-deal Brexit)? What happens if I can't get the V5 to her before her 30 days to sort the VRT expires (as now seems likely)? I do have a copy of the previous one with CO2 and NOX figures. Will she struggle to insure it without the V5 in her name? I have a bad feeling this will not end well!

Any advice appreciated.

Peter Dupont (LONDON)

Dec 2020 Filed under: importing

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Make sense to import a van to convert?

Hi there,

I'm thinking of importing a panel van (Peugeot Boxer) from the UK to convert to a camper in Ireland. Is this a wise thing to do considering VRT etc?

Jason Christiansen

Dec 2020 Filed under: importing

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I am importing a motorbike from the UK...

Hi,

I want to import a motorcycle from mainland UK. I have a couple of questions about the registration documents required. My bike will be brought into Ireland inside a van. What document do I need to produce to prove the date of entry into Ireland? Does the V5c needs to be in my name? I am asking because I am buying from a dealer and not sure how long it takes for the V5c to comeback with my name or how does it work?

Cesar Scrochi (Dublin)

Dec 2020 Filed under: importing

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