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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

How do I apply for car scrappage?

How do I apply for car scrappage?

Filed under scrappage - Asked by Chloe Coyle (Mountrath) - Fri, 08 Jan 2021 13:35

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

Do we pay VAT on UK-imported cars now?

If I import a second hand UK car (from England, Scotland or Wales) into the Republic of Ireland from 2021 on, am I liable to pay VAT and/or an import charge on top of the current VRT and NOx charge?

Filed under importing - Asked by Keiron Fletcher (Meath) - Thu, 07 Jan 2021 09:03

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