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Is my 1977 reg Jaguar XJC tax exempt?

I wonder if you could clear up when cars over 40 years old become toad tax exempt? I own a 1977 Jaguar XJC first registered August 1977. Will the car become tax exempt in September or do I need to wait till 2018 before I can apply for the tax exemption.

Asked on 1 February 2017 by JustJag77

Answered by Keith Moody
The Historic Vehicle taxation class is now a ‘rolling’ system. From April 2017, all pre-1977 vehicles (ie those built - not registered - before 1 January 1977), will be eligible for tax exemption. So, in the case of your 1977 Jaguar XJC, you'll either need to investigate build records to see if your classic was in fact built in 1976 - or wait until April 2018. But be aware - the reclassification won't happen automatically. You can find out how to change the taxation class of your classic here: classics.honestjohn.co.uk/classic-car-road-tax/cla.../
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