What would be the ball park VRT & VAT to pay when importing a 2009 VW mk5 Golf R32 into the republic?
As the calculation for VRT depends on the value Revenue reckons the car is worth in Ireland (called the OMSP for Open Market Selling Price), that's the most important figure. Unfortunately, that's sometimes difficult to estimate, especially for more rare cars. With all that in mind, we're going to suggest an OMSP for this car of €18,000, but Revenue might quote something wildly different, so watch out for that.
Regardless, there's no doubt that the R32 will be in the highest VRT band because of its high CO2 emissions. That means 41 per cent VRT, or €7,380 based on an OMSP of €18,000.
VAT is charged at 23 per cent of the price you actually paid for the car.
You'll not be liable for VAT (and import duty) if you're importing from Northern Ireland.
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