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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


Can I privately tax and insure this Transit?

Taxing a five-seat M-Sport Transit for private use. What will it cost and will insurers cover it?

Filed under commercial vehicle - Asked by Paul Barrett (Kerry ) - Tue, 22 Sep 2020 22:37


Thinking of importing a pick-up...

Hi,

I'm looking to buy a 2016 Mitsubishi L200 2.4 Barbarian in the North. I'm an electrician working for one person so it's just both of us. I haven't asked him yet but is it possible that if I buy it could I use his VAT number to reclaim the VAT paid? Also when I do bring it through, will I be able to put it down for commercial tax without being registered for VAT myself? I have only had standard car insurance previously, no van.

Filed under commercial vehicle - Asked by Alan Hodgers (Castlebellingham) - Tue, 25 Aug 2020 15:28


I want to buy a van for personal use...

I want to buy a 2.0-litre van (commercial), but I'm not able to pay €333. And I don't want this. Two questions:

1 - Will I pay €710 (private car standard) no matter which year the vanwas made?

2 - Can I change, if I buy, to NCT test centre from CVRT, even if the car is a van? Are there some procedures/forms for this or what?

Thank you!

Filed under commercial vehicle - Asked by Gelu Rusu (Malin Head) - Mon, 24 Aug 2020 19:46


Can I, as a private driver, buy a crew cab?

Recently returned home from Australia, looking at buying second hand Land Rover Discovery or Range Rover. I’m confused with the commercial crew cab idea. If I buy a crew cab as a private driver, no small business or VAT number, can I drive it and get it taxed commercially or am I going to make trouble for myself?

Cheers

Paul

Filed under commercial vehicle - Asked by Paul Lynch (Nenagh) - Wed, 02 Sep 2020 20:12


Can I convert a Hilux to private use?

Is it possible to convert a commercial vehicle, category N1,  to a private vehicle category M1? Example: Toyota Hilux - if this has a vehicle category of commercial listed on the logbook then you need a category C driving licence, but if this can be registered as a private car and have private listed on the logbook then it can be driven on a category B driving licence.

Filed under commercial vehicle - Asked by Roger Gammon (Galway) - Wed, 12 Aug 2020 18:41


Tax costs to convert a Transporter?

Hi,

I want to add three seats to a VW Transporter. So convert it to a six-seat vehicle instead of a three-seat vehicle. Any ideas what costs would be involved in this, other than the actual cost of conversion? I.e. changing seat number on logbook etc?

Filed under commercial vehicle - Asked by Eoin Byrne (Tinahely ) - Thu, 06 Aug 2020 15:36


Can I tax and insure a Caddy van privately?

Hi, help needed: I bought a Caddy van for carrying the dog and bicycles. Could not get private insurance so had to get commercial instead. My problem is I cannot tax it as a commercial vehicle as I have no VAT number. Question: can I tax it as a private vehicle at €514?

Cheers

A

Filed under commercial vehicle - Asked by Adrian Culligan (Fermoy) - Sun, 19 Jul 2020 18:53


Looking for a small SUV for my business...

Hi there,

I was thinking of buying a commercial vehicle for work. I am a physiotherapist and do a lot of work outside my clinic premises (football games, home visits, nursing home etc). Are there any commercial vehicles that I could consider? I am not sure I want a pickup, but more a commercial SUV type.

Thanks in advance

Filed under commercial vehicle - Asked by Ruth Allen - Tue, 07 Jul 2020 07:30


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