As with all taxes, one may appeal. This is a recognised if bureaucratic procedure. A Gestor or lawyer can help. Appeals against arbitrary import taxes should be sent to the Customs and Excise Authorities in Palma quoting: EC Change of Residence tax allowance for European Citizens/Exemption from Import Taxes according to EC Directive Legislation 83/183/CEE. This appeal applies regarding refunds if this tax has already been paid. In a democracy a healthy scepticism towards Big Government is not just our right but a continuous duty. We and our kids will get the European Community we deserve.
Dr G Bonsall, Puerto Alcudia.