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As a sole trader can I claim back the VAT on a car lease?
Filed under finance - Asked by Adrian Doyle (Wexford) - Mon, 30 Jan 2023 19:36
On importing a car from the UK, is the VAT charged on the price paid for the car or just on the value of the 10 per cent custom duty?
Filed under importing - Asked by John Breen (Kilkenny,) - Sun, 29 Jan 2023 15:30
I have a 2018 Skoda Octavia 1.0 TSI with 70,000km on the clock. I was wondering when should I be changing the timing belt. I cannot find anything about this in the user manual.
Filed under servicing - Asked by Ger O Mahony (Limerick) - Tue, 31 Jan 2023 09:00
How can I find the OMV (Original Market Value) of my 202 Peugeot e-208, since I bought it second hand?
Filed under used car values - Asked by Barbara Elliott (Dublin) - Thu, 05 Jan 2023 20:58
Looking to import a Land Rover Defender 110 as a commercial vehicle. I have a VAT-registered company and it will be used as a commercial vehicle only. I am trying to establish if VAT can be claimed back and if VRT is payable. It's a 2015/2016 model.
Filed under importing - Asked by David Mahon (Dublin) - Sun, 30 Oct 2022 19:51
Since options for new diesel cars are decreasing daily, can conventional hybrids such as the Toyota Corolla and the upcoming Honda Civic be as efficient for long motorway commutes? I would do over 50,000km annually and 75 per cent of that would be motorway.
Ideally my next car would be fully electric, but between the lack of availability, ever increasing purchase cost, electricity unit prices and finance nearly on parity with fossil fuel costs and the fact almost every large battery EV seems to be an SUV, I would need to look at all options.
Filed under choosing new car - Asked by David Delaney (Kells) - Wed, 28 Sep 2022 23:47
We used to be a two-car household, but COVID has changed that as we both now are working from home. We’ve come to the point where we’re satisfied we could easily get along with just the one car and we’ve made a decision to sell our second car privately.
But how do we do that? We tried selling a car 10 years ago by placing an ad, but all we got was two replies, one really abusive and the other we quickly realised was a scammer. So what options for privately selling are there?
Filed under used car values - Asked by Martin Moroney (Dublin) - Sun, 28 Aug 2022 14:45
Just purchased 2009 Audi Avant 2.0 TDI estate with 90,000 miles on the clock. Service history states cam belt and water pump replaced at 60,000 in 2015. The question I would appreciate being answered is - should I be considering replacing them again bearing in mind the time passed?
Filed under servicing - Asked by Philip Perks (Southampton) - Thu, 25 Aug 2022 21:42
I am moving back to Ireland after living in the UK for 10 years. I am bringing my car (11 years old, two previous owners). I have already got VRT exemption but I'm worried I will have to pay VAT at 23% on it. I have the purchase invoice and I was not charged VAT by the UK dealer at the time.
Am I going to be charged VAT now by the Irish Revenue?
Filed under importing - Asked by Tony Herrigan (London) - Wed, 20 Jul 2022 15:32
I’m interested in the Skoda Superb iV Sportline Plus PHEV (estate and hatch) or possibly even the Octavia iV PHEV, but they don’t seem to be on Skoda.ie although they do appear on Skoda.co.uk… I would have thought they would be available with the demand for electric and more and more companies insisting their fleets are electrified to some degree because of emissions?
Filed under choosing new car - Asked by Martin Smith (Dublin) - Wed, 20 Jul 2022 19:30