I have moved over to Dublin from the UK. Last week i bought a Rover 214SI 1997 bubble car.
What i want to know is, can i sell my old uk car in ireland and if so do i fill in the car registration form as usuall and post it of to the DVLA giving the new owners Dublin address.
Or have i got to re-registor the car with an irish plate.
I cant be bothered taking it over on the ferry to sell it in the UK as its only worth €300-€500 if that. (and tax/mot run out)
Yeah you can do that i.e. the usual stuff of sending the form to the DVLA in Swansea. It will then be up to the buyer to pay the VRT and get it registered with Irish plates.
VRT is vehicle registration tax, you may not have heard of it as we are one of the few countries to still apply this tax to imported cars - I think!
An example: Say I was to buy a car in the UK and pay €10,000, when I took it over here I would have to pay this VRT on it - I could be looking at a further €5000 or more (or less!) the VRT is calculated on book value of the car and any extras it has fitted.
Luckily, with my MGF the VRT was only €1000 - but still not nice to have to pay it!
A rough estimate for vrt for your car is approx €315, based on an open market selling price of €850.
You can log onto www.revenue.ie (http://www.revenue.ie) and the click on the ros section, having done this, click on the vrt enquiry section and enter the details of your car, this will then tell you the vrt expected to be paid, and this is what a new buyer would be expected to pay, on top of the money paid to you.
I think off hand the rate of tax for this type of car is approx 22.5%.
As you can see, we are being ripped off by vrt which can add up to 25 - 30% to the cost of a new car, just to get registration plates.