Tonight, the plenary reflections on the 2014 Tax Plan started in the Senate. The skirmishes in the Senate are of great importance to the classic car owners and industry. But after tonight's deliberations, it appears that the future of property, employment and cultural heritage safeguarding is further at stake.
50-Plus supports the classic car owner and industry
A number of members of the Senate asked critical questions about the usefulness and necessity of the 40 annual compromise. 50-Plus expressed its express concern about the drying up of employment among specialists. Furthermore, 50-Plus paid a lot of attention to the emotional letters of old-timer owners in which the consequences for ownership - when the 40 year was introduced - were made clear. Senate MP Essers from the CDA also asked critical questions about the proposed measure. The PVV also served one motion to make the same transitional arrangement for vintage cars running on LPG and Diesel as for gasoline cars
"Exemption got out of hand"
VVD Senate member Willem Bröcker gave his own vision on the MRB exemption theme. Striking was his remark in which he stated that the old-timer demonstration held today in The Hague was "proof of the exemption that got out of hand." Nevertheless, he does support the proposed new tax measure.
Satisfactory answers from the State Secretary
PvdA Senate member Esther-Mirjam Sent was brief and to the point about the old-timer file. Tonight she thanked the State Secretary for the satisfactory answers from the State Secretary. That is striking, because last week it was the same PvdA that expressed a considerably smoother arrangement initiated by Team Exemptionoldtimer.
It seems that the Senate is well on its way to approving the 2014 Tax Plan in general and the old-timer section in particular. And that would mean approving a measure that the Senate would probably not have achieved if it met its quality standards.