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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?

Marlon C (Lucan)

May 2020 Filed under: importing

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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?

Declan O’Dwyer (Cashel )

Apr 2020 Filed under: importing

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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?


Pat Darby (Mullingar)

May 2019 Filed under: importing

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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?

Stella Evbakhavbokun (DUBLIN)

Jul 2019 Filed under: importing

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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?

Ken Spencer

Nov 2019 Filed under: importing

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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?

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Ciaran Kiely (Dublin)

Mar 2020 Filed under: importing

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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.


Mar 2020 Filed under: importing

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Will my Japanese import cost a lot for NOx?

I have a three-cylinder 0.6-litre petrol 'kei car' coming from Japan that was never sold in Europe. Will this be hit with the max fine of €600 NOx charge as there is no NOx reading available, or is there anything that can be done to avoid paying this crazy charge when it should only be a a few Euro for an engine so small?

Tomas Sea (Ireland)

Feb 2020 Filed under: importing

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NOx value for a Japanese import?

How can I get a NOx report for a Japanese import?

Mick Keenan (Celbridge)

Feb 2020 Filed under: importing

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I'm missing paperwork to VRT my import...

Went to do VRT on Saturday and it wasn't done as first page was missing, not given by car dealer. Just rang but he said that was all he had, but is looking into it. I'm a bit panicked as only have two weeks until 30 days is up; is there anything we can do?


Theresa Lynch (Dublin)

Feb 2020 Filed under: importing

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