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Would this car be exempt from VRT?

Hi there,

If I buy a car in NI and drive it in Portugal for seven months while living there, is it exempt from VRT?

Filed under VRT - Asked by John Belton (Dublin) - Wed, 06 Jan 2021 14:52

Can I pay the old VRT rate on import?

If I have imported a car from the UK on 29th Dec and booked online at the NCT centre but the inspection date is not until 12th Jan 2021, am I entitled to pay the old VRT rate? It's not my fault the centre is unable to look at my car until after the 31st Dec deadline.

Filed under VRT - Asked by Darren Horsfield (Leitrim Village) - Fri, 01 Jan 2021 15:52

Can I claim back VRT importing to NI?

I live in the Northern Ireland. If I buy a new car from a dealer in the Republic, can I claim back the VRT and pay UK import duties? Would this be financially wise?

Filed under VRT - Asked by Jackie Rodgers (DERRY) - Thu, 10 Dec 2020 21:59

VRT exempt: should I import from the UK?

I'm VRT exempt so would it be worth my while importing a nearly new car from UK?

Filed under VRT - Asked by Gerard Fleming (Cork) - Sat, 05 Dec 2020 09:12

NOx value on this 2017 Skoda Kodiaq?


What is the NOx value for a 2017 Skoda Kodiaq with CO2 value of 151g/km? It's the 2.0-litre TDI 190 4x4 SEL seven-seater with the DSG automatic gearbox.

Filed under VRT - Asked by Luke Dunphy (Dublin) - Sun, 22 Nov 2020 21:06

Can I avoid VRT by inheriting a car?

Can you avoid VRT by getting someone about to die in another country to buy it and leave it to you in their will? A bit cold but could be an option?

Filed under VRT - Asked by Daire Vickers (Dublin) - Sun, 22 Nov 2020 22:37

VRT for a 141 Mazda3?


How much would be the VRT for a 141 Mazda3 2.0?

Filed under VRT - Asked by Adaora Iroh (Co Carlow) - Sat, 14 Nov 2020 15:21

How much VRT on a 2021 VW Golf 1.5?

How much VRT will be levied on a 2021 Golf eTSI 130hp 1.5-litre?

Filed under VRT - Asked by Dermot Porter (Lucan) - Sat, 24 Oct 2020 22:52

How to calculate VRT on this 201 Tiguan?

Hi Shane,

I’m completely confused by the new VRT changes! If I was to look at import of a 201 used car, will VRT be calculated off the WLTP figures, or CO2. Also, will motor tax be based off the WLTP or CO2 figures. I ask in the context of a 1.5 TSI DSG Tiguan with these specs: CO2 133g/km, WLTP CO2 168g/km.

Thanks in advance,


Filed under VRT - Asked by Daniel Shannon (Dublin ) - Sun, 25 Oct 2020 07:41

Is VRT less on a CAT S damaged car?

If I buy a 'CAT S' damaged, but repaired car from the UK is the VRT cheaper on it because it is below market value?

Filed under VRT - Asked by Mick Fox (Laois) - Wed, 28 Oct 2020 15:08

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