Are you buying a brand new car?
No, 2nd hand. So thats the difference? CoC for new cars only?
As far as I know it is only for new cars... I think it was on the thread a month or so ago. One less thing to worry about I guess?
great, makes sense i suppose. thanks.
Certificate of Conformity is only for a brand new car that has never ever been registered before. It does not apply to second hand cars. Gets mentioned in this thread every few pages.
I'm importing a car next week. I've done this twice before but not for 7 years so the Motor Tax assessment is different now.
The Revenue lists CO2 on this model as 172g/km but everywhere else lists it as 167g/km, including UK DVLA. This affects the Motor Tax rate from €570 to €750 pa.
There's one of the same model for sale in Ireland (looks like a UK import) and it's showing the €570 rate when I look up it's registration.
Does anyone know if there's a way to query this with the Revenue to get the €570 rate ? I don't want to argue the VRT at all, just the CO2.
Many thanks in advance.
They go off the co2 figure on the car's v5 registration document when VRTing the car. Verify the figure on the car's v5 registration document with the seller.
Ultimately they will go from what is on the V5C; the UK model might be one with a slight engine or spec difference which was neither sold here nor imported previously. Ultimately the CO2 is determined from the original Cert of Conformity which is used to populate the registration document in the Member State of first registration. There is no basis for Ireland to retest the CO2.
As above v5 will confirm co2 for your car. On the vrt calculation on revenue page you can manually enter co2 put correctly co2 in and calculate vrt and bring printout with you when paying vrt. You can also dispute vrt price after and get refund.
Now really is a great time to be importing. The price on sterling is £1 to €1.13 today. Tomorrow it could be better again with the UK's Brexit meeting. A 2013 F13 640D is €50,000 in Ireland with plenty of miles on the clock. A 20,000 mile one including VRT is low €30,000's. Mad.
Was watching it last week - it did go down to 1.14. Based on what happens tomorrow, it could go either way. And if Brexit fails in the courts, it will certainly push it back up.
What is the best way to pay for a car worth say 20k sterling? I mean what is the cheapest way to get sterling and what is the best way to actual hand over the payment dealing with reputable dealers.
The OP on this mentioned a company you can sign up to but if I was dealing with a UK official BMW dealer I'd probably just get their bank account details and have BOI send it on. I'm seriously tempted now, I just need an acceptable price for mine. I'm blaming you btw!!
You could use the likes of currency fair or transfer mate.