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    A columnist has complete freedom. Always

    I don't know how that actually works, but apparently it is. So when you call something 'column', you are free as a bird to voice your opinion. In certain countries, such a person can go to jail for a while. That is not the case here. After all, we live in a GREAT!!! country. More

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    They are watching us

    They are watching us. Check on the use of classics out of season. As you know, the exemption scheme, or what is left of it, is optional. With your classic car under the age of 40, you can continue driving all year round if you simply pay the full bite ownership tax.
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    Our classics are cheap

    The Dutch classic market is a fairy land for foreign buyers. Our classics are usually of high quality. The Netherlands as a bargain paradise? Take your chances! More

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    Exemption from MRB options

    Rejected motions offer new possibilities in MRB exemption issues

    It didn't come as a surprise. The Lower House recently rejected two motions by Farshad Bashir. These motions included a relaxed transitional arrangement for "the old car". Farshad Bashir was disappointed that the motions coincided with the headache-causing Bulgarian file. The Hague - and with it State Secretary Weekers - did have something else in mind. More

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    The soothe and smoky MRB agreement

    Recently State Secretary Weekers and the old-timer alliance - after six months of bargaining - suddenly reached the MRB agreement. The age limit for duty-free petrol cars rises to 40 years. Petrol cars older than 26 years are eligible for a quarterly rate (maximum 120 euros). Then December, January and February are not allowed on the road in the winter months. Another important decision is that Diesels and LPG cars that are younger than 40 years are fully taxed. Without additional arrangement.
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    On the barricades for the Oldtimer enthusiast, part 2

    But we are not there yet. Although, according to the latest reports, the state secretary is no longer able to come out of it and Jan Kees de Jager has been called in for help, we are not yet allowed to rest on our laurels. That is why we started yesterday with the 'Old-timer enthusiasts' group. Another interest group? Yes, because it is important to unite old-timer enthusiasts. Not by representing a select group, but rather the love for the classic. That is why you are also welcome in this group, anyway. It doesn't matter if you get completely lyrical about cars, motorbikes, campers, trucks or any other classic vehicle. Whether you love Italian motorbikes or American cars. Want to go on holiday with your Volkswagen camper or just want to enjoy your WWII truck. Or just saving for something fun. Everyone is welcome, as long as you have something with vehicles of 25 years and older.
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    KNAC petition for MRB exemption a great success

    The petition that the KNAC put online (www.knac.nl/petitie), created less than a day after the offending rule in the coalition agreement became known, is a huge success. 'The exemption in the motor vehicle tax for old-timers will be abolished for environmental reasons.' Well, the Netherlands certainly disagrees. The petition was signed more than 55.000 times, thanks in part to the huge lobby of enthusiasts who shared the link to their heart's content on their web pages, Facebook accounts and Twitter account, but also reported it to the members in their newsletters. For which of course our thanks. All sorts of other campaigns that were organized in the Netherlands, including a survey by the Telegraaf in 'Wat u Say', left nothing to be desired: the Netherlands is voting en masse in favor of the exemption motor vehicle tax for old-timer enthusiasts. More

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    Exemption Motor vehicle tax part 3

    The new plans of the Rutte Samson formation keep the minds busy. Heated reactions from enthusiasts who feel caught by the heavy burdens that await them when the MRB exemption expires. Different times also dawn for us classic and old-timer enthusiasts. But are these necessarily worse? Now it seems that way, but the big lobbying is starting. Various organizations that support the preservation of our driving heritage have already taken action. Including of course the KNAC who has placed a petition on her site, the FEHAC who is already in pressure at board level with the KNAC and your own Auto Motor Klassiek. What can we do to represent the classic and old-timer world as a front in The Hague? There must be an alternative. More

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    Exemption Motor vehicle tax part 2

    The FEHAC too - logically - has since spoken out against the lifting of the Motor Vehicle Tax Exemption, relying on the results of the independent investigation they had carried out by TNO on the environmental impact of old-timers. More

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    Changes in the Motor Vehicle Tax

    Although it does not come as a complete surprise, the bullet seems to have gone through the church from today: the exemption from the Motor Vehicle Tax, or motor vehicle tax for cars of thirty years and older, is - again - at risk. There will be changes, according to the first sounds from the fresh coalition agreement between the VVD and PvdA More