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Post-Brexit, moving from the UK to Ireland...


I arrived in Ireland from the UK on Jan 14 to live permanently. I bought a second hand Hyundai Santa Fe in the UK last June. So owned it now for seven months and I want to keep it. I was previously exempt from VRT/NOx tax, but has Brexit changed anything?

All my forms etc are with Revenue so am waiting to hear from them.

Filed under importing - Asked by James Mortuin (Ennis) - Mon, 25 Jan 2021 12:31

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

How to get around my bust Jetta key?

I have a 2007 Volkswagen Jetta and the key is very temperamental. Sometimes the boot opens, but generally not. I can’t find a manual way of opening it.

Any suggestions?

Filed under electrics - Asked by Tanya Jones (Naas ) - Tue, 19 Jan 2021 20:55

Ok to buy a car from North, previously in UK?


If I buy a car in Northern Ireland dealership that was in Northern Ireland before 31st Dec, but originated in the UK, will I be liable for 10 per cent custom charges? If car was only brought into Northern Ireland from UK after 1st Jan, would 10 per cent custom charges apply in this instance also?

Filed under importing - Asked by Sean Maher (Dublin) - Tue, 19 Jan 2021 19:19

I want to import a new Transit Custom...


I am looking to purchase a brand new Ford Transit Custom MS-RT from the UK, which cannot be got in the Republic of Ireland. My question is , as I am VAT-registered, do I have to now pay VAT in the UK or give the dealer my Irish VAT number? Do I also have to pay import duty? Is there any other hidden cost?



Filed under importing - Asked by Alan O Riordan (Cork ) - Thu, 14 Jan 2021 20:15

Looking at buying a van privately...


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

Can I claim back VAT on this Passat?


I saw a 2018 Volkswagen Passat GTE for sale in the UK. It is VAT-qualifying. Does this mean I can claim back the VAT on it, therefore cancelling out paying the new VAT applied after Brexit? If so I will just be paying VRT?

Filed under importing - Asked by Eoin Burke - Wed, 13 Jan 2021 19:07

Best finance option for Toyota Hilux pickup?


I am planning on buying a Toyota Hilux, which I need for farming. It is €25,000. What is my best way to finance? I was thinking hire purchase.

Filed under finance - Asked by Deirdre Shea (Killarney) - Wed, 13 Jan 2021 15:37

Has Brexit affecting importing used cars?

How have/will the Brexit trade agreement effect importing cars from the UK?

Filed under importing - Asked by Gerard Mccarthy (Mullingar) - Sat, 09 Jan 2021 11:00