Sorry if this message is also elsewhere - I thought I wrote about it but couldn't find my post
So, as many and as I believe it's been many times asked about, I'm looking for information about my future position : Returning citizen! I am a Mauritian who left the island over 10 years ago for studies but decided to stay some additional years as I got a job which I liked. Now, I want to come back with my wife so we want our future kids to grow up in Mauritius. Knowing the price of cars in Mauritius, I would like to come with ours (a 8 year-old BMW X5 3.0D Sport, bought over a year ago for 8000 pounds)!
Problem is that I contacted MRA and even if
- I bought the car over 6 months ago
- I lived more than 10 years abroad
- I worked for more than 5 years in Europe (with all payslips / tax-returns to prove it... but in France though, as I worked in France, not the UK !)
... well I understand I have to pay 15% tax on the CIF (Cost Insurance Freight) + 15% VAT ! (The CIF for my car is 1.5M Rupees, so that's over 9000 pounds to pay !!!) May be I'm understanding wrongly, but I really thought that my case was exempted of taxes and vAT - Can anyone confirm please or anyone tell me more about MRA rules (couldn't find it on the website... for exemption, if true !)
Many thanks for any help, replies on this very nice website!