Originally Posted by motomikeh
I rode my bike from North Carolina to Costa Rica and now have a situation. I flew back to the US from Costa Rica for various reasons originally planning on returning to Costa Rica in a few weeks. I ended up staying a lot longer. So now my bike has been in Costa Rica for more than 90 days which means that I should have to pay import taxes and i'm told thats its %60 the value of the bike. If anybody has an advice I would really appreciate it. Thanks!
you might be able to get another extension for 90 days without having to pay taxes in Costa Rica, this will be the last one. After that you definitely have to pay taxes.
Taxes are very high and depend on the year of the bike or car.
Car or Bike Import Costa Rica: impuestos (import tax) to pay based on the actual value from the black book US:
Vehicles from 0 to 3 years old 59.33%
Vehicles from 4 to 5 years old 70.63%
Vehicles more than 6 years old 85.32%
More info see here: costarica.com
Another solution might be to store the vehicle in a aduana warehouse while you are away, you kind of stop the time that way.
You might have to do some running around to get it done or you hire a guy who can do the "tramites" for you. I might be able to recommend you one to get a legal and easy solution.
I live in Costa Rica since 11 years and visit NC since about 15 years...every year for 1-2 weeks!!!