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What are the taxes on importing a hearse?


We are thinking of importing a Mercedes Hearsette from the UK (2021). As a commercial vehicle, can you advise what charges we will incur?

Many thanks, Fran

Pierce Coachbuilders Ltd Barry Pierce (Co Kerry)

Apr 2023 Filed under: importing

Expert answer

Hi Fran,

Full hearses are classified as Category C for VRT purposes as a "listed vehicle". The VRT is fixed at just €200.

However, you still must complete a Customs import declaration before the car arrives, and you are likely to be liable for customs duty (at 10 per cent) and VAT (at 23 per cent) on the value of the car.

Shane O' Donoghue - Complete Car Advisor

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