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What duties and tax do I have to pay of importing a classic car from Italy to the UK?

I am interested in buying a right-hand drive Jaguar E-Type (1970 build) from Italy and shipping it home to the UK. Are there any taxes or duties to pay in the UK?

Asked on 13 March 2019 by Ian Ritchie

Answered by Keith Moody
Yes. You'll need to pay VAT at 20% and there's normally a £50 custom's handling charge. There's also a 10% fee from importing vehicles outside the EU - although not currently relevant, it will be something to look at after the UK leaves the EU in a few weeks.
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