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  • Importing a car from Great Britain and the customs tariffs implications

    Overview Since January 1, importing a used car from Britain has become much more complicated and also expensive to boot. Traditionally, many Irish car buyers could have saved as much as €10,000 when shopping for a car in the UK. By shopping around in the UK for a car, you could get a great bargain on a higher-spec vehicle with...

  • CUSTOMS DUTY ON UK CARS FROM JANUARY 2021?

    Customs duties may be charged on top of VRT from January 1, 2021 The United Kingdom is formally no longer a member of the European Union and in accordance with the negotiated withdrawal agreement, they are in a transitionary period until full withdrawal from the EU on 31 December 2020. During this time, the UK for all intents...

  • Motorist caught driving a car with tax expired for almost 13 years

    Gardaí apprehended a motorist who was driving a car with tax out for almost 13 years. The driver was pulled over at a checkpoint by the cops in County Kildare near the town of Kill. The Guards were flabbergasted to see the last time the vehicle was taxed. It had expired 4,676 days before. The car was obviously impounded, as...

  • VRT NOx emissions

    Nitrogen Oxide (NOx) Emission Levy Budget 2020 introduced charges for VRT (Vehicle Registration Tax) but many motorists are wondering what this will mean in practical terms when it comes to their own budgets? The NOx levy will be applied to all VRT category A vehicles (passenger and SUVs). The new charges being introduced will mean an increase in VRT for...

  • New budget emissions tax on all new and used car imports from 2020

    New emissions tax on all new cars and used imports A new tax based on the NOx emissions is to be introduced in 2020 that will replace the current diesel surcharge of 1 per cent. This comes on foot of inflated fuel prices related to the carbon tax. The nitrogen oxide (NOx) emissions tax will be applied to all new...

  • Economist warns 12,000 automotive jobs at risk in Ireland

    Could 12,000 Jobs be at risk? According to the latest figures, new car registrations continue to drop and were down 7.4% (80,712). In contrast to this, used car imports went up 2.4% so far this year (53,119). It looks likely that new car sales will continue to decline even further as we approach the Brexit deadline. Things may become even...

  • Car prices could rise by €2500

    Government must amend tax regime to save 12,000 potential job losses With the introduction of the new emissions testing Worldwide Harmonised Light Vehicle Test Procedure (WLTP), this has major implications on the tax regime. It calls for urgent attention to amend these tax regimes so they are in line with the new emissions testing figures. If nothing is done it...

  • Toyota Ireland calls for a nitrogen dioxide emissions tax

    Toyota want diesel drivers to pay more tax Toyota Ireland is calling on the Government to introduce a new nitrogen dioxide emissions tax as part of the new vehicle registration tax (VRT) in order to improve air quality in Ireland. A Recent EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) has shown that nitrogen dioxide levels from traffic fumes in Dublin pose a public...

  • Major motor tax increases on the way

    Motor Tax Increase Major motor tax changes proposed for the next budget. According to government officials, major changes are to be implemented in the motor tax regime. This is to include an additional number of tax bands for Vehicle Registration Tax (VRT). There will also be an elimination of hybrid tax relief and electric vehicle grants, as well as a...

  • Irish car market expected to plummet to just 55,000 next year

    Could the Irish car market plummet over VRT rates? The Irish car market is expected to plummet to just 55,000 sales next year according to a senior motor executive. This could happen if the government does not move to adjust the Vehicle Registration Tax (VRT) and motor tax bands on new vehicles, in line with the new changes that have...