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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?

Filed under importing - Asked by Dan Osullivan (Killarney) - Thu, 25 Feb 2021 23:36


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!!

Filed under commercial vehicle - Asked by Renato Dultra (Maynooth) - Fri, 26 Feb 2021 00:01


VRT process for a moped from the UK?

I bought a 2019 50cc moped from the UK in January 2021 and it was brought over by an NI courier on 27 January. Price was £835 for the bike and it has 1,700km on it. I have VRT inspection on 4 March. The sale invoice is the courier’s business invoice with the UK seller's name, address and buyer's name and address on it.

Wondering what VRT process will be for this with new system after 1 January re VAT and customs. In addition re 30 days to register I had a heart attack on 15 January... Can this be an exceptional circumstances reason for not having it registered within 30 days? If the invoice had been dated for example in December 2020 would that make a difference?

Thanks

Filed under importing - Asked by Joseph Flegg (Letterkenny ) - Thu, 25 Feb 2021 14:58


Motor tax for my Nissan Qashqai?

What is the motor tax for my car, a 2012 Nissan Qashqai petrol?

Filed under taxation - Asked by Michael Richards (Fetcham Leatherhead) - Wed, 17 Feb 2021 12:15


Should I bring a car with me from England?

If I move to live in Ireland from England is it a good idea to bring my car with me or should I buy over there?

Filed under importing - Asked by Russell Drake (Bolton ) - Wed, 17 Feb 2021 23:24


Why are wheelchair vans expensive to tax?

I’m wondering why wheelchair accessible vans are so costly to tax.

Filed under wheelchair - Asked by Peter Toland (Kilmacrennan Donegal ) - Thu, 18 Feb 2021 21:02


Should I upgrade a camper before import?

Hi,

I am considering importing a 2007 camper from Germany. It is rated '3 yellow sticker'; I presume that is for emissions. Should I pay to have it upgraded to '4 green sticker'? Would this have much of an effect on the extra charges added to the VRT?

Thanks

Filed under importing - Asked by Maria Murphy (Clonmel ) - Fri, 19 Feb 2021 23:15


Can I dispute a Japanese car's reg date?

I might be VRTing a currently UK-registered Japanese import, from 1991. The V5 does not state a date of first registration. Instead it says date it entered UK. I don't think this is a huge issue, but when estimating VRT on Revenue's site, it gives June 1991 as first date of registration, meaning it would not qualify for vintage VRT. But the certificate of cancellation of registraion from Japan states it to be March 1991, meaning it can be cheap VRT in two weeks. My question is, if Revenue has June on file can I produce cert of export to dispute it?

Filed under VRT - Asked by Daragh Walsh (Mullingar ) - Fri, 19 Feb 2021 23:38


Are we exempt from import charges and VRT?

We brought our car over in December 2020; it's a BMW 1 Series diesel and Ireland is our main residence now; are we exempt from charges?

Filed under importing - Asked by Margaret Allen (Galway) - Mon, 22 Feb 2021 21:14


How to work out costs of importing a camper...

Hi,

I am thinking of importing a motorhome from the UK, but I am finding it quite difficult to ascertain the final landed price. Can you help?

Regards

Tony O'Connor

Filed under importing - Asked by Anthony O'Connor (NAVAN) - Tue, 23 Feb 2021 10:59