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Can I register my UK car here two years later?

Hi,

I moved from UK to Ireland end of 2019 and brought my car while I was still paying car finance in UK. I didn't register my car yet but would like to do that now but struggling to do it as there is much information on the internet. I understand that if I was the owner of the car, there are some exemptions from some payments. What do you think?

Thanks!

Filed under importing - Asked by Marcin Bubik (Mallow) - Tue, 23 Feb 2021 17:56


Does this VRT bill for a 2016 Golf seem right?

Hi,

I am looking to buy a 2016 VW Golf 1.6 Match Edition TDI. The car is imported from Northern Ireland. When I use the VRT calculator it gives me a VRT rate of almost €8,000. Does this mean that I have to pay €8,000 on top of the €13,000 I’m already spending on the car?

Kindest regards,

Tony

Filed under VRT - Asked by Tony McBrien (Dublin 8) - Wed, 24 Feb 2021 17:28


How much to insure a Transit privately?

How much would a 171 Ford Transit Connect cost to insure privately?

Filed under insurance - Asked by Maire Twiss (Milltown ) - Wed, 24 Feb 2021 15:57


When is the updated Camry coming here?

Have you got any idea when the updated 2021 Toyota Camry will be on sale in Ireland?

Thanks

Filed under - Asked by David C (Co-Louth) - Sat, 20 Feb 2021 12:50


Are these Hyundais and Skoda coming here?

Are the Hyundai i10 N and i20 N coming to Ireland? And the Skoda Octavia Scout? When will it make its debut? There are no used Octavia Scouts in the 2017 to 2019 range; I have been watching all the car-selling websites in Ireland for four years now and nothing.

Filed under future cars - Asked by M L (Kildare) - Wed, 24 Feb 2021 20:30


Can I buy a Citroen Ami here?

Hi there.

I have been reading about the Citroen AMI all electric vehicle and am very interested in purchasing one. Citroen Ireland tells me it has no plans to market the vehicle here. I am wondering how our department would treat this vehicle; as an electric car? Or quadricycle? Would Revenue want a cut for importing a vehicle? VAT and VRT? Purchase price is circa €6,000 in France and you can buy one online. I don't have the finances to buy a "Normal" electric vehicle where the cheapest seems to be in the €25K region. Would the Department of Transport want road tax, log book, registration fees etc?

Any pointers you might offer would be appreciated.

John Ryan. Dublin 12

Filed under electric cars - Asked by John Ryan (Dublin 12) - Fri, 05 Feb 2021 17:59


NOx value for 2021 SEAT Leon TDI?

How much is NOx does a 2012 SEAT Leon 1.6 diesel emit?

Filed under VRT - Asked by Kevin Boylan (Monaghan ) - Fri, 08 Jan 2021 14:57


Are electric cars subject to new import taxes?

Importing a fully electric car from the UK: are these still VRT and VAT exempt, as fully electric cars, up to the limit of €35k? Importing a fully electric car from NI: is this as above as well?

Regards, Donal

Filed under electric cars - Asked by Donal Murphy (Cork) - Tue, 16 Feb 2021 17:12


What are the penalties for late VRT reg?

Hi there,

Could you possibly tell me what penalty is payable with VRT when registering a car bought in Northern Ireland after the 30-day period to register has passed?

Filed under importing - Asked by Babs O'Gorman (Manorhamilton) - Tue, 16 Feb 2021 16:39


Will I buy a car in UK before moving home?

Hi there,

I read your excellent article on importing from the UK with the new rules. I'm Irish, living in UK but moving back home next August. I'm looking at buying here and bringing it home, and could buy now or closer to August. I see that I would owe a NOx levy, VRT of probably 31% OMSP for the model I want, plus 10% customs plus 21% VAT, so a minimum of 62% of OMSP. Seems totally prohibitive but I understand the rationale.

My question is - does having the car and owning it here for more than six months affect the VAT and customs duty? If I had owned a car here and was moving across to Ireland would I still need to pay 60% plus of the car's market value just to register it in Ireland?

Regards

A

Filed under importing - Asked by A Rogers (London) - Tue, 16 Feb 2021 15:44