VAT on imported commercial vehicle

Discussion in 'Askaboutbusiness' started by JohnJay, 2 Dec 2018.

  1. JohnJay

    JohnJay Frequent Poster

    What happens if.....

    A registered Irish company buys a passenger jeep from a VAT registered dealer in the uk. The dealer doesnt charge VAT as the vehicle is being sold to a VAT registered company.

    The jeep is imported and converted to a 2-seat commercial before its VRTed. Engineers report issued to say its now a commercial vehicle.
    Does the company have to pay Irish VAT on this?

    I know a company has to pay VAT on a passenger vehicle, but can claim VAT on a commercial, but what if its converted before its presented for VRT?