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Worth importing a used pick-up from North?


I need a pick up for work, am self-employed. Is it worth buying a second hand one in the North, probably spending about €6-8k, and bringing it down? Just wondering about VRT/NOx levy/VAT etc.


Len Naughton (Kildare)

Jan 2021 Filed under: importing

Expert answer

Hi Len,

Short answer: yes. If you’re buying used from the North, then you’re avoiding the ten per cent customs duty and the 21 per cent VAT on used vehicles.

Neil Briscoe - Complete Car Advisor

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