VRT Calculators

 

Our VRT Calculators

VRT Ireland is an independent vehicle registration tax and customs duties service provider for clients importing vehicles into Ireland from abroad. Our bespoke, professional online services help individuals and businesses in Ireland make more informed decisions when importing vehicles to Ireland by providing easy-to-consume information and services. Additionally, we streamline the importations process for vehicles in Ireland by providing a specialised vehicle customs agent service that helps customers clear customs without issues or delays.  

 

Calculate VRT online

Our VRT Calculation Report will calculate the VRT you will need to pay when importing a car to Ireland (including NOx levy).

Simply enter the UK vehicle registration and we will provide a report detailing a VRT calculation for make, model and version of vehicle based on a best effort match of the vehicles in the revenue’s database.

VRT Online Calculator

 

VRT Calculators on VRT.ie

Click on a link below to use one of our other VRT calculators.

How is VRT calculated?

There are 5 Revenue Vehicle Categories for VRT Purposes.

Revenue Category A – Passenger Vehicles.
Revenue Category B – Light Commercial Vehicles.
Revenue Category C – Heavy Commercial Vehicles.
Revenue Category D – VRT Exempt vehicles (incl. ambulances, fire engines).
Revenue Category M – Motor-cycles (incl. tri-cycles and quadricycles).

Revenue Category A vehicles are charged based on their CO2 emissions.
Revenue Category B vehicles are charged a flat rate of 13.3%.
Revenue Category C vehicles are charged €200.
Revenue Category D vehicles are charged a flat rate of 0%.
Revenue Category M vehicles are charged based on their engine capacity.

Sample Report

Vehicle VRT Calculation

Vehicle Details

Statistical Code 40287323
Model 320
Make BMW
Version F30 D EFF DYNAMICS 4DR

Breakdown of VRT Calculation

Open Market Selling Price (OMSP) determined by Revenue €37926
Monthly Adjustment +95%
Depreciation Code Allocated by Revenue F1
Odometer Reading 90000 Miles
Date of First Registration May 2012
Mileage/Kilometre Reduction €0
Rate of Depreciation for this Vehicle 62%
Current OMSP determined by Revenue €13691

Revenue CO2 Calculation

CO2 Emissions 109
Rate of VRT 16%

Vehicle Registration Tax
(estimated)

€2190

 

Full Range of VRT Calculators

Below you can access our various VRT calculators to determine the total VRT, NOx Emission Levies, customs duties, VAT, and more for your desired vehicle and we will provide you with a report useful for estimating the overall tax and customs due with importing a vehicle to Ireland. 

VRT Calculator By Registration Number

To calculate the VRT (including NOx levy) you will need to pay when importing a vehicle to Ireland simply enter the registration number of the vehicle below. As a result you will be able to check the VRT you need to pay prior to registering a vehicle in Ireland. The calculator works with UK registration numbers, Northern Ireland registration numbers and Republic of Ireland registration numbers. 

 

The calculator will search for an exact match make, model and version in the Revenue Commissioners database, in the event it cannot find an exact match it will do a best effort match and return a similar make, model and version from the database. 

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Importing a car from Uk to Ireland Cost Calculator

Customs, VAT & VRT Calculator

Since Brexit on January 1st 2021 the costs associated when importing a car has changed and in most cases you are now required to pay : 

  • Customs Duty 
  • VAT 
  • VRT 
  • NOX Levy 

Our Import Costs Calculator provides a estimate for all of these taxes in one report.
To generate the report simply provide the UK vehicle registration and the price of the vehicle in the UK. 

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NOx Emission Levy 

Nitrogen Oxide (NOx) Emission Levy 

As of 1 January 2020, all VRT Category A vehicles (passenger vehicles and SUVs) are subject to a Nitrogen Oxide (NOx) Emission Levy. This levy replaces the former diesel surcharge which was introduced in Budget 2019, and it applies to all petrol and diesel vehicles in Ireland. 

 The levy is charged according to nitrogen oxide mg/km.  

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Calculate VRT by Text or Whatsapp:

To calculate VRT, simply text or whatsapp the vehicle registration number to +447723428355, e.g. ‘LL12NRN’ to +447723428355 

If you would like to use the service you will need to purchase credits, 3 credits cost €9.99 and this entitles you to 3 successful VRT estimates. 

You can purchase credits online by entering your phone number e.g. 353861234567 and click purchase 3 credits. 

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2021 WLTP VRT Calculator

From January 2021 new vehicle registration tax (VRT) rates are being introduced to use the CO2 values from a new EU emissions test for passenger cars, known as “WLTP”. This replaces the NEDC rates previously used. 

To calculate the VRT (including NOx levy) you will need to pay when importing a vehicle to Ireland simply enter the registration number of the vehicle below. As a result you will be able to check the VRT you need to pay prior to registering a vehicle in Ireland. The calculator works with UK registration numbers, Northern Ireland registration numbers and Republic of Ireland registration numbers. 

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VRT Check 

VRT Check, an Independent Source of VRT Calculations 

Our independent VRT calculator acts as an independent source of VRT calculations (including NOx levy introduced Jan 1st 2020) based on accurate industry market data. With an independent VRT calculation you can: 

  • Do a VRT check on VRT calculations provided by the Revenue Commissioners 
  • Estimate VRT on vehicles that are not available in the Revenue Commissioners database, such as Porsche and other makes 
  • Estimate VRT independently if you think you have been overcharged VRT and are considering lodging a VRT appeal 

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VRT Calculator Bundle

Comprehensive Source of VRT calculations

Our VRT Calculator Bundle provides a comprehensive set of reports to help you when importing a car to Ireland from the UK. 

Reports Included

  1. Vehicle Identity Check: Verify the vehicles identity 
  1. Revenue VRT Calculation : VRT calculation from Revenue Commissioners database 
  1. Independent VRT Check: VRT check based on real accurate industry market data 
  1. Vehicle Valuation: Vehicle valuation based on real accurate industry market data 
  1. UK Import Savings Report: Estimate potential import savings when importing a car from the UK to Ireland. 

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VRT Export Repayment Calculator

Calculate VRT Export Repayment online.

The owner of an EU Classification M1 Passenger vehicle (saloon, hatchback, SUV, MPV etc) may claim a VRT repayment where a vehicle has been permanently removed or exported from the State (Republic of Ireland).
The means if you export a vehicle from Ireland it is possible to get a VRT refund. 

The export repayment calculator will calculate the VRT refund due when you export a vehicle from Ireland. 

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Vehicle Valuation Calculator

Calculate Vehicle Value online.

Before you buy or sell a car determine how much it is really worth based on real industry market data. 

You provide the UK or Irish vehicle registration and we will provide a report detailing the Irish market value of the vehicle. 

 

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Why Work with Us?  

Reliability

VRT Ireland is your reliable, trusted partner in Ireland for customs declarations assistance and customs agent services for imported vehicles. We provide a wide range of services to assist individuals and businesses engaged in the import of foreign vehicles, particularly clients buying cars from the UK.

Customer Service

We are committed to providing the best possible customer service through our personalised vehicle registration, customs declarations, and customs agent services. We will endeavour to make the entire import process for your foreign vehicle smooth, without significant delays or errors, and we can engage with customs on your behalf.

Vast Experience

Our team of highly specialised VRT and customs experts have developed a vast wealth of experience. Until the United Kingdom left the European Single Market, few individuals or businesses required any knowledge of customs declarations for vehicles purchased in the UK. As of 1 January 2021 and for the first time in 28 years, Irish individuals and businesses must now navigate the complexities of customs declarations. We are experts in vehicles customs clearance.

Reliability

Customer Service

Vast Experience

VRT Ireland is your reliable, trusted partner in Ireland for customs declarations assistance and customs agent services for imported vehicles. We provide a wide range of services to assist individuals and businesses engaged in the import of foreign vehicles, particularly clients buying cars from the UK. We are committed to providing the best possible customer service through our personalised vehicle registration, customs declarations, and customs agent services. We will endeavour to make the entire import process for your foreign vehicle smooth, without significant delays or errors, and we can engage with customs on your behalf. Our team of highly specialised VRT and customs experts have developed a vast wealth of experience. Until the United Kingdom left the European Single Market, few individuals or businesses required any knowledge of customs declarations for vehicles purchased in the UK. As of 1 January 2021 and for the first time in 28 years, Irish individuals and businesses must now navigate the complexities of customs declarations. We are experts in vehicles customs clearance.

  

VRT Calculator – FAQs

What is Vehicle Registration Tax (VRT)?

Vehicle Registration Tax (VRT) is a tax on most new and used vehicles registered in Ireland, including imported vehicles. VRT must be paid when the vehicle is formally registered in Ireland, within 30 days of the vehicle arriving in Ireland. When the vehicle is registered, a vehicle registration number is issued to the vehicle owner. 

Why should I use the VRT calculator?

Simply, our VRT calculator makes the process of calculating VRT straightforward and far simpler than if you were to manually calculate it through Revenue. Our calculator only requires the registration number of the vehicle as opposed to all the detailed vehicle information which are required by Revenue Ireland. We provide detailed reports as output, containing all of the fields ordinarily requested by Revenue.

How is VRT calculated?

The calculation of Vehicle Registration Tax (VRT) in Ireland requires many variables related to the vehicle. 

  Variables include: 

  1. Open Market Selling Price (OMSP): the nominal value used for VRT calculations as provided exclusively by Revenue Commissioners. 
  2. Vehicle registration and classification: month and year of registration (according to first registration within a jurisdiction), EU vehicle classification, vehicle make, model, and type, and the number of doors. 
  3. Vehicle details: vehicle engine type, engine capacity, and total odometer mileage. For vehicle variants, the body type and version must be included. 
  4. Emissions variables: vehicle CO2 emissions at the time of manufacture. 
  5. VRT Classification Category: the vehicle’s classification must be included. Classifications used in Ireland include A, B, C, D and M. These must correspond to European classification equivalents M1, N1, and N2.

What are the different categories of VRT?

There are four VRT categories used in Ireland, which correspond to European classification equivalents. 

  The categories are: 

  1. A (EU: M1): passenger vehicles, including saloons, hatchbacks, Jeeps, coupés, MPVs, minibuses, and convertibles. 
  2. B (EU: N1): light commercial vehicles designed to carry no more than 3.5 tonnes, including car derived vans, Jeep derived vans, and crew cabs. 
  3. C (EU: N2): larger commercial vehicles, agricultural vehicles, or buses with up to 10 seats designed to carry no more than 12 tonnes, including trucks, large vans 
  4. D (EU: N/A): emergency vehicles such as ambulances, road construction transport equipment, and fire engines.

How is VRT calculated for cars?

Vehicle Registration Tax (VRT) calculations for cars must consider multiple variables and requires access to information on the vehicle as well as its classification category in Ireland. The calculation process is provided by Revenue to assist individuals in Ireland, but it may be challenging or time-consuming, which is why we recommend you make use of our VRT calculator and our vehicle registration services. 

How is VRT calculated on cars from the UK?

As of 1 January 2021, vehicles imported into Ireland from the UK must pass through customs and, consequently, while the calculation of tax Vehicle Registration Tax (VRT) on imported vehicles from the UK remains the same, customs duty and VAT are now chargeable on UK imports. We recommend that you use our Customs, VAT & VRT Calculator calculator to determine the Customs, VAT & VRT for any vehicle imported from Northern Ireland or Great Britain and to retain our services if you require assistance importing your vehicle(s) from the UK. 

How accurate is your VRT calculator?

Our VRT calculator provides an estimate of the amount of VRT owed on imported vehicles. The source of the data for the VRT calculator is the Revenue database and we endeavour to provide customers with a VRT calculator that is as accurate as possible. However, VRT rates are subject to change by the revenue commissioners and sometimes there might not be an exact match for your vehicle in the revenue database. 

Where do I register for VRT?

Vehicle Registration Tax (VRT) must be paid at the National Car Testing Service (NCTS) centre. Applicants who wish to register for VRT must present themselves to the NCTS along with all relevant documentation at the appointed time and register for VRT using all forms and calculations, including personal identification, vehicle purchase details, and more. The NCTS does not provide vehicle valuation services, so you must complete VRT calculations yourself. 

When do I have to pay VRT?

Under most circumstances, Vehicle Registration Tax (VRT) must be paid in full and the vehicle must be registered within 30 days (1 month) after the vehicle’s arrival in Ireland. There are a few limited circumstances under which this does not apply. The VRT can be paid directly at the National Car Testing Service (NCTS) when registering for VRT. 

Motor dealer purchases typically include vehicle registration directly at the point of sale and will submit the VRT and VAT directly to Revenue. 

What is a Statistical Code?

Statistical Codes are used by Revenue to identify the unique make, model, variant, and version of a vehicle. Revenue uses Statistical Codes to determine the Open Market Selling Price (OMSP) of a particular vehicle. When using a VRT calculator, the Statistical Code eliminates errors and saves time and effort. Enter the code and the vehicle details will self-populate. 

How can I register a new or used vehicle in Ireland?

In order to register a new or user vehicle in Ireland, you need to makes a booking with the NCT service and also provide the nessaery documentation as outline in Vehicle Registration Tax Process guide  
VRT Calculators was last modified: September 14th, 2021 by admin