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Can I get commercial tax?

I am thinking of buying a Ford Ranger. While I won't use it for work purposes, I keep horses and need a vehicle for towing. Can I get commercial tax on these grounds?

Gerard Kelleher (Limerick)

Feb 2021 Filed under: taxation

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How to change from N1 van to M1?

Hi,

I want to buy an N1 van and change to M1 status. How do I do this?

Mohammed Ahmed (Midleton)

Mar 2021 Filed under: commercial vehicle

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Looking at buying a 2017 BMW 330e...

Hi,

I am looking at a 2017 BMW 330e Sport. At the moment I travel 30km per day on average so expect the battery-only power to cover most of my driving outside of the weekend. Can you let me know of any issues I should be looking for with a plug-in hybrid of this year? Do you know if there are any battery life issues starting to crop up? My budget is around the €20K mark and the car is for a family of four; are there any other plug-in hybrids (saloon or SUV) I should be looking at for this budget?

Thanks, Joe

Joe Harbourne (Dublin)

Mar 2021 Filed under: hybrid

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Thinking of buying an electric van...

Thinking of buying a used electric Nissan NV200 in Ireland and taxing and insuring it privately and using it as my private car for non-commercial use. Do I have to pay VAT and would it qualify for low tax?

Thanks

Shirley O'Brien (Galway)

Feb 2021 Filed under: commercial vehicle

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Can I drive a UK car in Ireland?

Hi.

My home is in Northern Ireland. I work in South of Ireland. Can I drive a UK-registered car?

James Curry (Tyrone)

Feb 2021 Filed under: importing

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How much to tax a Citroen C3 Aircross?

I am trying to figure out the motor tax on a Citroen C3 Aircross 1.2 PureTech 110 Feel. I can't make sense of the new tax system; can you guys give me an idea?

Thanks

Paul McDaid (Navan)

Mar 2021 Filed under: taxation

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Private tax on a 2015 Toyota Hilux?

Just wondering what price it would be to tax a 2015 3.0-litre Toyota Hilux van for private use?

Thanks in advance

Stephen Mulvey (Dunboyne)

Mar 2021 Filed under: taxation

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Looking for outright comfort in a car...

I am trying to identify the car that will provide the best possible ride quality for my wife who suffers from chronic pain due to multiple injuries.

So far she has found an Audi A3 and Audi A4 too hard, a Mercedes A 220 much better but with a seat that pushes her neck forward, a Volvo V40 R-Design with the best seat for her so far but too harsh a ride.

Perhaps you cannot say precisely what brand and model of car might be more suitable but the factors that overall might offer the best solution. Under consideration at the moment are a Volvo XC40 or XC60 and a Subaru Forester.

Thanks.

Seamus - Dublin 14

Seamus Connolly (Dublin 14)

Mar 2021 Filed under: comfort

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Costs to import a Range Rover Sport?

If I bring in a 2010 Range Rover Sport HSE worth £10,000, what will it cost me to have it taxed and all? If I change it to commercial what would the difference be?

Dan Osullivan (Killarney)

Feb 2021 Filed under: importing

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Thinking of buying an old Toyota Hilux...

Hi,

I already have a car in my name for private use and I'm thinking of buying an old 2002 Toyota Hilux to have some fun driving an old truck. So, I have two questions: can I register its ownership without having a company? Can I purchase classic insurance for this Hilux?

Thanks in advance!!

Renato Dultra (Maynooth)

Feb 2021 Filed under: commercial vehicle

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