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Updated : 10/01/2013

Car registration and taxes – Ireland

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Vehicle registration rules for new residents

You must register your vehicle within 30 days of its arrival in Ireland.

To meet this deadline, you should make an appointment for registration within 7 days of its arrival.

Tax exemptions on vehicle registration for new residents


Conditions to qualify for tax exemption, e.g. deadlines

The vehicle must have been in your possession for 6 months before you took up residence in Ireland.

The vehicle must arrive within 1 year of your taking up residence in Ireland

Vehicle registration taxes

VRT (vehicle registration tax) is payable on registration for all vehicles.

How much VRT will you pay?

If the vehicle is under 6 months old or has travelled less that 6,000 km, you'll also have to pay VAT.

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