The Stichting Autobelangen today nuanced the premature reporting by the Tax and Customs Administration and various media about the better than expected number of objections to the new oldtimer scheme. The Tax and Customs Administration had reported to the ANP that only a few dozen objections against the tightened MRB rules had been submitted and that the number was therefore not too bad. The news agency again spread that message among the national media. They took that - without mentioning essential information.
Unfounded and incomplete
The tax authorities were able to report that so far dozens of objections had been received from people who did not agree with the tightened MRB scheme for motor vehicles between 26 and 40 years old. The media copied that message - via the ANP - one on one. They forgot to mention the causes of the low number of objections. The large stream of objections has yet to get underway because many owners - for several reasons - cannot lodge an objection at all. The reporting was therefore unfounded and incomplete.
Only object after receiving the assessment
As is now known, owners of the affected vehicle category can only file an objection against the tax authorities once they have received an assessment. Many motor vehicle owners between the ages of 26 and 40 have not even received an MRB bill yet. “It is therefore logical that not many objections have yet been received by the Tax and Customs Administration,” said Van Embden, who further stated that the owners of old-timers on petrol will only receive the bill at the end of March. “And those petrol oldtimers represent a large share within the group of motor vehicles between 26 and 40 years old. The objection flow will therefore not start until mid-April, ”said Van Embden, who also indicated to ANP that he is not happy with the unfounded way of providing information. There are also various owners of motor vehicles between 26 and 40 years old who have suspended their vehicles. “And even then you cannot object,” says Van Embden.
In the meantime, the intervention of Wouter van Embden et al. On unilateral reporting has led to Autoweek article on the website has already adjusted. Other media have already indicated that they will follow this example.
Premature and unnecessary
Speaking on objections: Stichting Autobelangen developed the objection generator to ensure that the affected old-timer owners can object to the new MRB scheme. They are expected to submit a large number of the objections to the tax authorities, who will no doubt find out that the reporting of Wednesday 26 February on the number of objections has been far too premature and superfluous.