De Jager: ‘The advantage of a fuel-efficient car remains’

De Jager: ‘The advantage of a fuel-efficient car remains’ (The fact that the success of all tax benefits for fuel-efficient cars costs the government far more than budgeted, is no reason for Minister of Finance De Jager to put an end to the existing rules. He will also not compensate for the lost taxes by increasing the BPM or MRB. He makes these commitments to AutoWeek. Since the start of the many support measures for fuel-efficient cars (MRB and BPM exemption, lower addition), the effect is many times greater than expected. For example, tax-free diesel cars can not be reached and the effect of the lower tax liability for fuel-efficient cars is clearly noticeable on the road. In recent months, however, the noise in some media has become increasingly louder that the success of the measure would make it untenable. It would cost the government so much money that it was a matter of time before the benefits would be abolished. And if not, you could count on the BPM being raised on other cars to compensate for the success. Minister of Finance Jan Kees de Jager made an announcement about these rumors during an interview with AutoWeek. If you look purely at the car taxes, there is a decrease, if you look at the complete picture it is easy to see he explains. It is a shift within the total tax revenues: the fact that people also choose a lot of economical cars than before and therefore pay less BPM and MRB, is not offset by an increase in these taxes, good behavior can be rewarded. also benefits elsewhere, for example, the Dutch vehicle fleet emits far less CO2 through these measures and that is also worth money. The Cabinet will, after some time, adjust the CO2 limits, but that is because the technical development of the cars does not stand still. Otherwise, the entire fleet will fall within the benefit schemes at some point and that is of course not the intention, says De Jager. The exemption for the MRB and BPM is being tightened to continue to encourage people to drive fuel-efficient cars, and even then the Cabinet will look for a good transitional arrangement for the MRB, so that owners will not be hit hard. a limited period 50 percent of the normal rate can be counted.For the lower addition, it is already arranged that the moment of registration becomes relevant.As a matter, whoever drives a very economical car, will benefit at least from the zero rate in 2013 the MRB, the minister says. In doing so, he elaborated on the 2011 tax plan, which stated that the emission limits in the MRB and, in connection therewith, the cancellation of the exemption for currently very efficient cars is not to be expected for 2013.
Fiat Group Automobiles Netherlands benefits from the measures thanks to the many economical Fiats and is, of course, pleasantly surprised by the commitments. This decision is to be praised, said spokesman Hans Vervoorn. People want security because they simply choose a car for a longer period of time – this commitment helps if the government wants to radiate reliability, promise is guilty and the minister graces that he sticks to his policy. Pons Automobielhandel also has a lot of tax-free cars in its showroom. The fact that consumers now get more certainty is only positive for everyone, said spokesman Jacques Geijsen in a reaction. Bovag director Koos Burgman made a marginal note. Too large discounts and premiums are anti-competitive, he says. A few grams of CO2 more can save thousands of euros. While the cars with slightly more grams of CO2 more than meet European standards.