Importing car tax free from US

There is only one way you can get a car into Taiwan tax free. The requirement is that you are a Taiwanese citizen, and you went abroad to study/work. When you return, once in your lifetime, you are allowed to bring in one car tax free. The said car has to have more than 10,000 miles on the odometer, and the previous registration must have been in your name for at least two years. This only exempts you from the tax. You still will need to pay shipping and inspection fees. There’s actually a big business where importers will pay people to use their names. These people usually qualify, but have no plans of ever bringing a car back. You might want to look into one of these companies. You’ll have to pay them a fee, but it will probably be less than the tax. I’m not exactly sure how they get around the registration name thing though.

I’ve seen this posted on here before, but only informally. Can anyone share an official govt link or something with the actual details and requirements of this process? Thanks!

Well that would be illegal, no?


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It definitely sounds dodgy. :face_with_raised_eyebrow:

I would ask a lawyer.


Just to clarify, I’m asking about official (legal) requirements pertaining to this one-time allowance (if it does exist) and not any shady importation tactics.

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Id check the panels, tires, trunk etc prior to loading if allowing such a company to import a car in your name…

The rule was removed when Taiwan joined WTO.


旅客攜回之國外自用舊汽車,其完稅價格之核估,適用第三點及第四點規定,其折舊計算方式及折舊率如附表二。(附表二(doc) 、(pdf)、(odt)