I'm thinking of importing a new automobile from the UK. I am aware that I will need to pay VRT and VAT in Ireland. My question is whether I will be able to reclaim the UK VAT if I export the automobile immediately on purchase.
Filed under importing - Asked by Jim Byrne (Dalkey) - Thu, 10 Nov 2016 11:55
You don’t reclaim the UK VAT if you’re exporting a brand new automobile to Ireland, you simply don’t pay it in the first place. According to HMRC, you won’t be liable for UK VAT on your purchase if you take it out of the UK within two months of buying and don’t drive the vehicle in the UK unless you register and tax it. You’ll also have to fill out a VAT 411 form.