State Secretary of Finance Weekers answered, in a letter, questions from the House of Representatives about alternatives for kilometer records for delivery vans (to prevent a taxable inclusion for tax purposes).

The State Secretary of Finance said in his letter that he understands the frustration about the kilometer records, which are required to avoid taxes being added for private use of a delivery van. He is willing, therefore, to investigate whether there are ways to abolish the kilometer records for employees who use their delivery vans less than 500 kilometers per year for private use.

In addition, the State Secretary noted that a number of possibilities already exist whereby the employee does not have to maintain kilometer records. When a delivery van by nature or design is (almost) exclusively suitable for the carriage of goods, or employees are not allowed to use the delivery van for private kilometers, or there is an agreement that the delivery van may not be used after work hours, there is no need to track the kilometer records. Nor is there a need to keep the kilometer records when the delivery van is used by different employees.

Finally, the State Secretary said in his letter that in the details of the scheme, whereby the kilometer records can be omitted, he cannot ignore the possible budgetary effects of such a scheme. Such budgetary effects should be paid by employers that have delivery vans, for example, by an increase of the rates of the motor vehicle tax or of the private motor vehicle and motorcycle tax for delivery vans.