When did cars come to Malta?


When did cars come to Malta?

The Minister for Gozo, Dr Anton Refalo, today welcomed to Gozo, Malta’s first ever registered car, a restored 1904 Siddeley, originally having the first local No 1 number plate, the first car ever to be driven on Gozo.

When a car is considered classic in Malta?

All genuine vintage vehicles of at least 30 years of age from their year of manufacture may become eligible for classic status according to a set of criteria. This cut-off date is established by the Laws of Malta and may be subject to change.

Are classic cars exempt from VAT?

Tax exemption for classic cars is now rolling. This means that from 1 April each year, vehicles manufactured more than 40 years before 1 January of that year are automatically exempt from paying Vehicle Excise Duty (VED), otherwise known as road tax.

How long is a VRT certificate valid for Malta?

An original insurance certificate on client’s name; VRT (if vehicle is older than 4 years, or 1 year if mileage exceeds 160,000km) – if vehicle has an MOT carried out in 2020 and valid till at least the end of the month a VRT certificate is not required (not required for Category L vehicles).

Can I bring my car to Malta?

The vehicle must have been owned by you and registered in your name for at least 6 months before importing into Malta. You must have lived outside of Malta for a period of at 12 months before transferring your residency to Malta.

Can I import a classic car from UK?

Revenue confirmed that vintage cars which meet certain criteria will not have to pay customs duty on import from Britain, if they are in their original state, without substantial changes outside of essential repairs and restoration, and are at least 30 years old, or no longer in production.

Can I import a car to Malta?

NOTE: Individuals bringing a used vehicle into Malta must have the vehicle inspected. An appointment is required in the case of heavy goods vehicles, minibuses or coaches. The whole process including the inspection and registration must be completed within 30 days from date the vehicle is brought into Malta.

How much does VRT cost in Malta?

Validity of an Authorisation: The validity of a licence to operate a VRT Station is subject to the continued compliance with the requirements of the regulations and to an annual Licence fee of €582 for each test lane.

Is there import duty on classic cars?

Classic cars coming in to the UK will be subject to Customs Duty and VAT, as they are considered to be “new goods to the UK”.

How do I register my UK car in Malta?

How to register a used vehicle brought into Malta from an EU Member State

  1. STEP 1: Log onto the website www.vehicleregistration.gov.mt to obtain the value of the registration tax due.
  2. STEP 2: Vehicle inspections are conducted at the Land Transport Directorate, A3 Towers, Arcade Street, Paola between 07.30 am and 13.00.

Can I take my UK car to Malta?

Yes, it is very common for Maltese to go and buy cars from the UK. The Maltese market is so small, that they’re aren’t many options.

Can I drive my UK car in Malta?

Yes. You can legally drive in Malta with a full and valid UK driving licence. International Driving Permits are also recognised but not required.

Is there import tax on classic cars?

Classic cars are set to come with a hefty 20 percent VAT charge alongside an additional 10 percent import duty.

Is there VAT on vintage cars from UK?

Classic car buyers looking to snap up a stunning European bargain can expect to pay up to 30% more once the UK leaves the EU. Existing non-EU rules could see the importing of classic vehicles come with a hefty 20% VAT charge together with an additional 10% import duty.

Can I avoid paying VRT?

In some cases, you might not have to pay Vehicle Registration Tax (VRT) when you register your vehicle. Alternatively you may be entitled to relief from a certain amount of VRT. This section provides a description of the reliefs and exemptions that are available.

How do I get a VRT exemption?

You can apply for an exemption from VRT (or a repayment of VRT and VAT) online on Revenue’s MyAccount. You can register for MyAccount on revenue.ie. If you are applying for the first time, you will need to submit a primary medical certificate which you can upload on MyAccount.

What do I need for VRT Malta?

How often is VRT in Malta?

New private vehicles have to undergo VRT testing after four years on the road and then have to continue biannual testing. When 160,000 kilometres are exceeded, the test becomes annually. New commercial vehicles have to test after two years and after that have to be tested annually.