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Importing classic car from uk

  • 05-07-2024 11:11pm
    Registered Users Posts: 188 ✭✭

    I know this has been covered before but was wondering if i imported a classic car from uk that is over 30years old that was imported firstly from South Africa to uk would I have to pay same charges mainly VAT at 23% I know vrt is 200euro and i think duty is nothing being over 30 years old.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,108 ✭✭✭mustang68

    You'll pay the full VAT as it is its first time in the EU

  • Registered Users Posts: 22,243 ✭✭✭✭Esel

    Does it make any difference if the car was originally manufactured in a current EU country? Thought I read something about that here.

    Not your ornery onager

  • Registered Users Posts: 1,108 ✭✭✭mustang68

    Don't know anything definite about that, at a guess I'd say no as the VAT wasn't paid here (or in the EU) originally….but that's a guess

  • Registered Users Posts: 188 ✭✭Blues14

    iv read somewhere that’s it’s up to the people that does the vat that they can charge anything thing they want witch definitely puts me off