Tax on UK motorbike returning under carnet?
After a painfull run in with Australian pen pushers...
Who in the end agreed to give me an import permit, but the costs are just too great so...
I have decided to send my beloved KTM back to the UK.
When I left the UK in Sept 2001, I purchased the bike from new and as it was leaving the country (and EU) within six months, I did not have to pay VAT (Great! -17.5%!). I have since travelled to Australia and extended the Carnet once, but the time comes to return.
I'm trying to find out if I am liable for any import duty on return. The bike is 2 years old and has 15K miles on the clock, has uk plates and is returning under the carnet.
I will be sending it to a friend who will sell it for me but I intend to stay in Australia (where I am resident).
KTM LC4 640 Adventure-R 2001
KTM Duke II 2000
Kawazaki ZX-6R 1998
BMW F650 1996