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VAT and VRT on UK import commercial?

Hi, I'm VAT-registered and looking to import a second hand commercial/crewcab vehicle from the UK. Am I correct that I don't have to pay UK VAT and only VRT when registering the automobile in Ireland?


Filed under importing - Asked by Bob Smith (Dublin) - Sun, 12 Mar 2017 18:11

Thinking of buying a classic American automobile...

Thinking of buying a classic American automobile, but don't know what I'm doing or where to have it looked after. I'm in North London.

Filed under importing - Asked by John Stock (London) - Sun, 26 Feb 2017 11:37

Is it cheaper to import a automobile from NI?

Is it cheaper to import a new or second hand automobile from Northern Ireland?

Filed under importing - Asked by David Fitzgerald (Cork) - Mon, 20 Feb 2017 17:14

Thinking of importing a MINI Cooper.

Thinking of importing a MINI Cooper from the UK. What are the main things to look out for, known MINI problems etc? The automobile will be in the region of 2005 to 2008 in age. Will there be much difference in the spec of an English automobile compaired to the Irish automobile?

Thanking you

Filed under importing - Asked by Noel Eaves (Co Laois) - Tue, 21 Feb 2017 00:46

Will my UK import have a warranty?

Seriously thinking of buying a 2016 Audi A6 in U.K. For lots of reasons, money saving been the main factor. If I buy from a main dealer on a relatively new automobile will I have a warranty? Also, should I haggle on displayed priced automobiles? Any help appreciated.

Filed under importing - Asked by David O'Connor (Wexford ) - Tue, 14 Feb 2017 22:10

Should we bring our automobile from Germany?


Can I ask for some advice please? My girlfriend is a German national who has come to live in Ireland. She wants to sell her automobile here in Ireland. The automobile in question is a 2011 Nissan Qashqai - very good spec with a petrol engine. There is a Moldovian national who is interested in buying this automobile, but we are concerned that the automobile will not be registered in Moldova and we are aware that a lot of German automobiles are in Moldova on German plates.

Any help or advice would be appreciated .

Warmest regards

Michael Roche

Filed under importing - Asked by Michael Roche (Cork) - Tue, 07 Feb 2017 13:43

Can you explain the VAT import rules?

I am from Cyprus and I intend to buy a three-year-old used automobile that is "VAT qualifying" and worth €18,000. The automobile I'll import from Cyprus.

Please explain the VAT procedure

Filed under importing - Asked by Andreas Constantinides (Nicosia) - Wed, 01 Feb 2017 17:04

How to sort out ownership of NI automobile?

I swapped my old van and SUV for an 09 Hyundai Coupe on NI plates and I filled out the log book when I bought it and sent it away to Swansea like it said on it. They have sent it back saying that I need to sort out the log book over in Ireland. Where do I go to do something like that?

Filed under importing - Asked by Jason Ryan (Limerick) - Wed, 25 Jan 2017 12:40

How to safely buy a automobile privately in UK?

Any recommendations on buying from a private seller in the UK?


Filed under importing - Asked by Conor Meehan (Tullamore) - Mon, 16 Jan 2017 02:01

Can I get short-term insurance for an import?

Hi, I have purchased a automobile in the UK and paid the VRT here. When I rang about ta it I was told I have to have insurance first and give them the policy number and date of expiry. When I rang an insurance company I was informed that the automobile would have to be taxed first - so checkmate.

Is there a solution to this problem? I only want to insure it for a short while as I bought it to sell it and long term insurance would eat up any profit I hope to make.

Filed under importing - Asked by James Neville (Dublin) - Mon, 12 Dec 2016 21:28

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