With the law banning the import of bigger motorcycles about to change this summer, I’m considering importing a bike to Taiwan. I assume that the government is going to use the same laws and regulations as they would with cars.
My question is: Being an Alien Resident (working with a 1 year expatriate agreement), do I have to pay the motorcycle tax + commodity tax when bringing the bike in? If so, is it possible to reclaim the tax when exporting the bike back to my home country in the end of my stay here?
I fully intend to take the bike back with me when I leave the country next winter. So far the messages I’m getting seem to indicate that I indeed do have to pay the taxes, but I would like to know if somebody out there has any real experience on importing a vehicle to Taiwan.
I would be really gratefull if anyone can help me with this.