I remember in Holland and Germany that if you wanted to bring the bike back as part of your belongings it had to be registered to you for at least 24 months in the country of origin or something like that.
You'll always have to pay the tax. The duties can be lost if you're careful but the tax man will have you.
As far as i know there's a reduction system.
You have to pay the tax according to what the tax on that make and model was at the time it was sold in the country you move to!
This amount is then reduced by 10 % for every year old it is.
( It's because of this rule that importing old sports cars back into Europe became so cheap...10 years old = no tax)
If your company is paying for it... fine...but make sure the shipping insurance is correct as often the packers will blame damage on the shippers and vice versa.
I'm still sticking with "sell it here and buy a new one back home" theory.
Last edited by bigphil; 02-15-2005 at 06:31 PM.