Being due posting back to Blighty next year, I have been enquiring about when we are able to dipose of our Tax Free cars without penalty. Having had numerous answers from every tom dick and harry, from Customs to BFG all Military linked bods came back with 12 months, all dealerships bods came back with 6 months and UK customs came back with no time limit at all! Worst part of all, is that no-one could give me the direct reference of where it stated such. Well, after scouring the HMRC website for the definitive answer I believe I have found it: Taken from HMRC website VATNMT7400 http://www.hmrc.gov.uk/manuals/vatnmtmanual/VATNMT7400.htm "Note also that the forcesâ regulations (in Germany only) require the personnel to retain ownership of the means of transport for a minimum of 12 months. Where there is evidence that this has not been the case, the Personal Transport Unit, VATNMT2000, should be informed." So there you have it, if you want to take the risk, then on your head be it, I have heard that some have gotten away with it and others wern't so lucky. Perhaps this should be stickied for future reference.