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When does my classic car become tax exempt?

I have an MGB Roadster - registration JSA 189G - can you tell me when my car becomes tax exempt?

Asked on 14 September 2018 by James Sell

Answered by Keith Moody
The rolling system updates occur each April. For example, April 2018 saw all vehicles built prior to 1 January, 1978, become eligible for Historic Vehicle car tax. This means all 1978-produced could be reclassified. April 2020 is when all pre-1980 vehicles (including your 1979 MGB) will become exempt.
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