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Is VAT definitely due on importing a used car?

Is VAT in fact due on second-hand vehicles purchased by private individuals - from a foreign motor dealer or from a private person in another country (say Japan)? S.10.1 of Revenue's Tax and Duty Manual (May 2024), VAT and VRT on transactions involving Motor Vehicles' reads "There is no VAT liability in Ireland" in those instances.

Brian M (Bray)

Jul 2024 Filed under: importing

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Any update on the Ford Ranger hybrid?

Is there any update on the Ford Ranger hybrid?

Martin Moroney (Dublin)

Jul 2024 Filed under: commercial vehicle

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I just won a Mitsubishi Shogun!

Hi

I just won a prize of a Mitsubishi Shogun 3.2. I worked out the VRT at just over €400 is this about right? I want to take out the back seats and use it as a commercial SUV as I have a car already and I just want to use it to tow stuff. It was first registered in March 2010 and has 150,000 miles on the clock. What are the steps I have to take? The car was delivered to me today.

Anita Jackson (Schull)

Jul 2024 Filed under: importing

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Which Toyota should I go for?

I do slightly over 15,000km/year. I want to get a new or rather 'new' second hand car. I was thinking Toyota Avensis diesel. But I've heard about issues with the newer engine. And I'm not sure I need a diesel at all. Could you suggest a reliable second hand saloon/SUV with a decent engine? I was considering the C-HR also or a hybrid in general. Any guidance on even the fuel type I should go for would be a help!

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Stephen Kelly (Dublin18)

Jul 2024 Filed under: choosing used car

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Porsche Macan 4 or Audi Q6 e-tron?

I am considering purchasing either an Audi Q6 e-tron or Porsche Macan 4. Which would you advise?

Sean Cotter (Newtownmountkennedy)

Jul 2024 Filed under: choosing new car

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Should I buy a hybrid BMW 5 Series?

Hi folks,

I'm thinking of changing my car to a BMW 5 Series. The prices of the hybrids are considerably less than the diesel models, and since I do low mileage anyway, the hybrid would probably fit the bill better. I'm looking at 2020 models, but the problem is they have around 100,000 kilometres on them, and my mechanic said under absolutely no circumstances should I purchase one, as the batteries are a ticking time bomb...

My question is, do you think they're that bad, considering there are so many of them visible on the roads? I intend to keep the car for five years, and around 200,000 kilometers. Can these batteries last 200K? I have read horror stories of batteries costing 10s of thousands to fix, should they fail and that's simply out of the question.

I'm currently driving a diesel Passat, which my mechanic tells me is a far better car than the BMW. Any help would be hugely appreciated.

Thank you

Daniel Dunne (Castlecomer)

Jul 2024 Filed under: choosing used car

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Is a car exempt from VAT after 60 days in the North?

Hi, can you please let me know is VAT liable on a car registered in Northern Ireland for at least 60 days before importing to the Republic of Ireland?

Deirdre Grouden (Castledaly)

Jul 2024 Filed under: importing

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Import costs on a 2013 camper from the North?

Hi,

I am looking at a camper in Antrim, a 2013 Globecar. The price being asked is £18k. Being 2013 would I be liable for VRT and/or any other charges?

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David Buckley (Limerick)

Jul 2024 Filed under: importing

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I want to sell my 2018 Nissan X-Trail...

I have a 2018 X-Trail that I'm changing for a camper van. What's it worth in Ireland and how do I go about selling it?

Mike Walker (Weymouth)

Jul 2024 Filed under: used car values

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Is this Hyundai VAT-free to import from Northern Ireland?

Hi.

Looking to import from NI a 2021 Hyundai Ioniq EV. Car has one local previous owner. Car dealer said no VAT liability upon import. When I checked your Q&A, it says car arrived before Jan 1, 2021 will not be liable. I didn't ask when the car arrived from I suppose England. But it's obvious the car is registered on 2021, bought new by the first NI owner and now sold to a dealer. Tell me is is this VAT free or not? Thanks.

C. Ford (Drogheda)

Jul 2024 Filed under: importing

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