When an Oldtimer?

Most people know that when you own an old car, it is often called an old-timer. It is also known that an old-timer can be driven tax-free on public roads. But how exactly is it regulated by the law about the oldtimer? This is of course very important when, for example, you want to take out a old-age insurance policy.

 

Let me say first and foremost that this article is about the oldtimer for which the law stipulates that tax-free on the public highway may be driven. This is of course the reason that you will have to take out a old-age insurance policy. It is once forbidden to go on the road uninsured. Actually, this is not strange, you should not think that something happened unexpectedly …

When is a car an old-timer?

A car becomes an old-timer when it is 25 years old or older. This is the main rule which has been in force for cars for years in order to be able to drive duty free. This law has been slightly modified in recent changes. A condition has indeed been added. A car can still be classified as an old-timer until 31 December 2011 when it was built before 1987. If the car has a year of construction of 1-1-1987 or later, then there is another rule for this, namely the rule that the oldtimer was used for the first time at least 30 years ago. There is also a transitional arrangement within this change. This implies the following to qualify for exemption with your oldtimer:

  1. The motor vehicle is at least 25 years old on 31 December 2011.
  2. The motor vehicle was put into service for the first time in 1987, and the time of first use was at least 26 years ago.
  3. The motor vehicle was commissioned for the first time in 1988, and the time of first use was at least 27 years ago.
  4. The motor vehicle was commissioned for the first time in 1989, and the time of first use was at least 28 years ago.
  5. The motor vehicle was commissioned for the first time in 1990, and the time of first use was at least 29 years ago.

The above information is from the website of the tax authorities. For all information about the tax and the oldtimer you can visit this page of the tax authorities: Motor vehicle tax  . Here you can see exactly which conditions an old-timer has to meet in order to be able to use the regulation to be able to drive tax-free.