Thinking of importing an Octavia...

Thinking of importing an Octavia...

I'm thinking about buying a 2017 skoda octavia scout 150hp. What would the vrt and nox be and are there any other cost associated with importing it now? Thanks Mark

Our answer:

Hi Mark,

A quick bit of research shows us that this car, a manual presumably, emits 130g/km. That's the NEDC figure, which Revenue will uplift to an equivalent WLTP figure - 161g/km by our calculations - unless you can show its WLTP figure. That means a VRT rate of 26 per cent. However, we believe that the WLTP figure from Skoda for that car may be 144g/km, meaning a more acceptable 19.5 per cent VRT.

The Open Market Selling Price (OMSP) Revenue attaches to the car is trickier to estimate. If it's €20,000, then the VRT at 19.5 per cent is €3,900.

Our data shows that its NOx rating is 73mg/km, which means a NOx levy of €480.

Now, if you're bringing in the car from Northern Ireland, that's more or less your costs. However, if you're importing it from anywhere else in the UK, you will pay VAT at the Irish rate (21 per cent at the moment) and import duty of 10 per cent - that's 10 per cent of the total cost of the car landed here, including shipping. 

Shane O'Donoghue

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