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Does a private buyer pay VAT on a van?

I put down a deposit on a Ford Transit van, I am retired and will only use this van for private use. Do I have to pay VAT? I am not registered for VAT and do not have a business. Can I get the van registration changed for private use?

Filed under commercial vehicle - Asked by Brian Blackmore (Tournafulla Co Limerick) - Wed, 20 Jan 2021 10:57


Can I tax this Hyundai commercial privately?

I am thinking of buying a 2011 Hyundai Santa Fe 2.0-litre SUV that is 'crew cabbed' and has annual tax of €333, though it has five seats. Do I need commercial insurance? Can I tax it without owning a commercial business?

Filed under commercial vehicle - Asked by Joseph Murphy (Clonygown, Tullamore, County Off) - Wed, 20 Jan 2021 00:48


Looking at buying a van privately...

Hi,

I want to buy a commercial van to use for private use with a possibility of using as a business venture in the future - setting up my own property maintenance business. How do I get a VAT number to tax a van? Can I just apply for a TCC with Revenue?

Filed under commercial vehicle - Asked by Danielle Smith (Mullingar) - Thu, 14 Jan 2021 19:48


How to change tax status of a Land Rover?

Hi,

I'm considering buying a secondhand Land Rover within Ireland that has been classed as commercial for tax purposes by the current owner. However, I'd like to use and tax it for private use, which I think can be done by paying the higher rate of tax after purchase. However, I'm a bit stumped as to how to do it! The Revenue forms to change the class of taxation say I should have insurance in order to request a change in the tax class. However I am unable to get insurance for a commercial vehicle in my name. It seems without the insurance I can't change the tax class but I am unable to get insurance based on the current tax class the car is registered in.

Seems a bit of a catch-22, can you help?

Thanks!

Filed under commercial vehicle - Asked by Sheila Hopkins (Lifford) - Sun, 06 Dec 2020 01:17


How much is the VW Grand California?

Will the Grand California ever be available in California? How much do they go for?

Thanks!

Robert

Filed under commercial vehicle - Asked by Robert Young (Sonoma) - Fri, 04 Dec 2020 04:31


Can I tax a Ford Connect privately?

I have just bought a Ford Connect. I am a PAYE electrician. Can I tax the van privately or commercially and have my wife as a second driver?

Filed under commercial vehicle - Asked by Seamus Ó Sullivan (Killarney) - Sat, 05 Dec 2020 12:07


Can I privately tax and insure a VW Amarok?

Can I tax and insure a Volkswagen Amarok privately?

Filed under commercial vehicle - Asked by George Howard (Dublin) - Fri, 13 Nov 2020 17:39


Any extra tax costs to convert to a crew cab?

If I wanted to convert a Ford Custom commerical van to a crew cab for private use, will I have to pay on top of the conversion cost and tax off the engine?

Thanks

Filed under commercial vehicle - Asked by Joe Murphy - Wed, 28 Oct 2020 11:19


Are commercial vehicle rules being broken here?

Hi,

I have a commercial vehicle, a Land Rover Discovery Commercial; I have it both taxed and insured in the name of a limited company. All sounds good to me. I have a friend who started up a new limited company and transferred his Toyota Land Cruiser Commercial into the company. He has not changed the tax or insurance and both are in his own name. So in effect the Toyota is in the company from an accounts view but in reality it is still owned and insured by the individual. Is this legal and how are you from an insurance point of view?

A second question is in relation to the commercial SUVs, I know of an individual that has the SUV in the company and taxed as commercial in the company for €333, but the insurance has remained private. Is this correct?

Thanks,

Richard in Waterford

Filed under commercial vehicle - Asked by Richard Tobin (Waterford) - Thu, 21 May 2020 11:08


Can I tax my Ford Connect privately?

Can I tax my Ford Connect privately? It's the 1.5.

Filed under commercial vehicle - Asked by Ann Rhatigan (Glenconnor) - Thu, 17 Sep 2020 14:52


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