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Road tax paid to JPJ don’t go to road maintenance, so what are we paying for?

Most of us take it for granted that road tax, by virtue of its name, goes directly into maintenance of non-tolled roads, but thats actually not true. Instead, road tax is just yet another channel of government revenue, and its not used exclusively for road maintenance. Which begs the obvious question, what are we paying for then?Before we go further and for the benefit of those who missed our last article, heres some background. The former Director General of MIROS (Malaysian Institute of Road S

Hans

Hans

Jan 10, 2021

5 cars with the highest road tax price in Malaysia

Some say that our road tax structure is archaic and demand an emissions-based system. One way to pay less road tax in Malaysia is to opt for a smaller engine, which usually means opting for turbocharged cars or hybrid cars.The road tax of a car can be a deal-breaker to some, and it is one of the reasons we don’t see that many V8 engines around. Used cars with big engines are a big turn off, since the annual road tax is almost half their value.So, just how expensive can the road tax be? Wel

Arif

Arif

Jan 5, 2021

Is the road tax actually cheaper for electric cars in Malaysia?

We’ve seen the launch of the Porsche Taycan and the MINI Cooper SE in Malaysia this year. They were surprisingly priced lower than our expectations. The MINI Cooper SE has a price tag of RM 218,380 and the Taycan 4S starts at RM 725,000.We did expect the MINI to be priced lower than the BMW i3s, but the Taycan is cheaper in Malaysia than it is in Thailand. The “low” price of these cars could be a result of the 10% excise tax on all electric cars as opposed to 60% to 105% for IC

Arif

Arif

Sep 20, 2020

Did you know that road tax don't go into road maintenance funds?

If you are surprised to find out that the road tax we pay every year doesn’t contribute to paying for road repairs then safe to say you’re not alone. The fact came to light after the much-talked-about pothole accident that Minister Khairy Jamaluddin (KJ) got into just weeks ago.According to a study, 80 percent of pothole accidents happen on roads that don’t require road users to pay tolls. Malaysia has also been rated the country with the third-highest road crash deaths in ASEA

Jerrica

Jerrica

Jan 6, 2021

5 kereta dengan harga ‘road tax’ termahal di Malaysia

Sesetengah pihak berpendapat bahawa struktur cukai jalan (road tax) di negara kita agak melampau. Malah mereka menggesa industri untuk guna sistem yang berasaskan kadar pelepasan (emission-based). Salah satu cara untuk membayar road tax dengan murah ialah dengan enjin yang berkapasiti lebih kecil. Dalam erti kata lain, pembeli harus memiliki kereta yang menggunakan enjin turbo ataupun hibrid.Harga road tax yang mahal mungkin menjadi penghalang buat pembeli. Sebab inilah kereta dengan enjin V8 ja

Faisal

Faisal

Jan 8, 2021

How do you to renew your insurance and road tax online?

With news that JPJ has decided to close all offices due to the gathering of large crowds, the government is now encouraging the use of MyEG to renew their respective insurance and road taxes. If you're uncertain how the online portal works, here are a few step by step pointers. Left - old version; Right - new versionThe documents that you need are: JPJ vehicle registration card Previous insurance cover noteWhen renewing your car insurance, you will have to refer to your r

Jerrica

Jerrica

Mar 26, 2020

Exemption period for road tax renewal extended to end of May 2021

The Ministry of Transport (MoT) has extended the road tax renewal exemption period for private vehicles by another 2 months. The exemption period will be extended to 31 May 2021.Transport Minister Datuk Seri Dr Wee Ka Siong made the announcement to reporters at a gotong-royong programme in Parit Raja. He also reminded road users to ensure they have valid motor vehicle insurance.Also read: Renewal of road tax at Pos Malaysia counters suspended until 31 March 2021The minister further elaborated th

Jerrica

Jerrica

Mar 23, 2021

Ketahui 5 kereta dengan road tax paling mahal di Malaysia!

Ramai orang mengidamkan sebuah kereta berprestasi tinggi atau mewah. Namun, tak semua orang berpeluang memilikinya. Jadi, dengan lambakan kereta berprestasi tinggi dan mewah dalam pasaran, kereta manakah yang benar-benar lambang kekayaan pemiliknya?1. Bugatti Chiron 8.0L – RM 24,630*2. Rolls-Royce Phantom / Bentley Mulsanne 6.75L – RM 19,005*3. Rolls-Royce Ghost 6.6L – RM 18,330*4. Lamborghini Aventador/Ferrari 812 6.5L – RM 17,880*5. Bentley Continental GT 6.0L – R

Haris

Haris

Jun 11, 2020

Have you renewed your expired road tax and driving license yet?

August 31st is upon us and that means that the grace period for road tax and driving license expiry that JPJ has allowed due to the Movement Control Order (MCO) will also be coming to an end. The Road Transport Department (JPJ) reminds all Malaysians that to renew their expired papers before the end of the period.At the point of writing, Malaysians have only 2 weeks left to get their documents in order before the grace period to renew expired road tax and driving licenses ends.JPJ director-gener

Jerrica

Jerrica

Aug 19, 2020

Top-5 cars with the most expensive road tax in Malaysia

Let’s get right down to it, the top 5 most expensive road tax in Peninsular Malaysia (privately owned):1.    Bugatti Chiron 8.0L – RM 24,6302.    Rolls-Royce Phantom/Bentley Mulsanne 6.75L – RM 19,0053.    Rolls-Royce Ghost 6.6L – RM 18,3304.    Lamborghini Aventador/Ferrari 812 6.5L – RM 17,8805.    Bentley Continental GT 6.0L – RM 15,630The figures above are not exact as engine capaci

Shaun

Shaun

Oct 20, 2019

Renewal of road tax at Pos Malaysia counters suspended until 31 March 2021

In a statement issued by Pos Malaysia Berhad, the Road Transport Department (JPJ) has suspended road tax renewal processes for private vehicles at all post offices nationwide. The suspension will start on 23 February 2021 and end on 31 March 2021.All other services such as renewal of driving license and vehicle insurance are still available at all post offices nationwide. (function(d, s, id) { let js, fjs = d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0]; if (d.getElementById(id)) return;js = d.createElement(s);

Jerrica

Jerrica

Feb 23, 2021

Singapore to invest SGD 30 mil for EVs, road tax structure to be revised

In Singapore’s Budget 2021 today, Singapore Finance Minister and Deputy Prime Minister, Heng Swee Keat announced that Singapore will introduce more incentives to encourage the adoption of electric vehicles.Channel News Asia reports that Singapore will set aside 30 million SGD over the next five years for electric vehicle related initiatives.Some of the initiatives include lowering the Additional Registration Fee (ARF) tax to zero for electric cars from January 2022 to December 2023.The mov

Arif

Arif

Feb 16, 2021

MACC hauls 7 JPJ officers on misappropriation of road tax charges

The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) has arrested 7 counter officers working at the Johor Road Transport Department (JPJ). The suspects are accused of misappropriating road tax collection involving 1,000 types of vehicles.Harian Metro reports a source has confirmed with them that the suspects are made up of 5 men and 2 women aged between 27 to 42 years old.They are suspected of manipulating the MySikap system resulting in a leakage of RM 3.1 million over a 6-month period, from July to

Jerrica

Jerrica

Feb 22, 2021

MCO 2.0: MoT allows exemption of road tax renewals from 1 Feb to 31 Mar 2021

Minister of Transport, Datuk Sri Dr Wee Ka Siong, announced on his Facebook page that the Ministry of Transport will be exempting the need to renew Motor Driving License (LKM) and Competent Driving Licenses (CDL) exclusive of Vocational License from 1 February to 31 March 2021.The decision came after public concerns over the limited services at Road Transport Department (JPJ), Land Public Transport Agency (APAD), and Commercial Vehicle Licensing Board (CVLB) offices.As reported earlier, services

Jerrica

Jerrica

Jan 29, 2021

Sales tax exemption: Car companies scrambling for answers

It’s a frantic start of the week for many staff at car companies. Following Friday’s announcement by the Prime Minister that locally-assembled cars will be exempted from paying 10 percent sales tax while imported vehicles will see the rate reduced by half, many car companies are swamped by calls from their dealers and stakeholders asking for details on what’s the next step.Without the necessary paperwork, the Accounts/Finance division at car companies are unable to proceed or g

Hans

Hans

Jun 9, 2020

No 10% drop in car prices despite 10% Sales Tax exemption, here’s why

As you already know, the government has announced that all new locally-assembled (CKD) passenger cars will be exempted from paying the 10 percent sales tax starting 15-June until 31-December. Imported new cars will be given a 50 percent discount on sales tax, meaning that sales tax is still applicable, but at a lower 5 percent rate.However, this doesn’t mean that the prices of new CKD cars will drop by 10 percent.Most cars only saw a reduction of between 3 to 6 percent. Why is that so?The

Hans

Hans

Jun 17, 2020

No action will be taken against 2 million expired road taxes and driving licenses

Road Transport Department (JPJ) announced today that they will not be taking action against Malaysians whose road tax and licenses expired during the Movement Control Order.According to JPJ Director-General Datuk Seri Shaharuddin Khalid, a total of 2,119,653 road tax and 2,184,508 driving licenses expired between 18 March to 14 June 2020 have yet to be renewed.“JPJ will not take action as they (drivers and vehicle owners) are exempted from renewing their driving licences and road tax under

Jerrica

Jerrica

Jun 17, 2020

Thailand plans yet another tax reduction for electric cars, 3-year tax holiday is just the beginning

Despite the existing incentives for electric vehicles in Thailand, Finance Minister Arkhom Termpittayapaisith wants the Excise Department to reconsider which components of EVs deserve improved tax reductions to make them more enticing to consumers.Electric cars in Thailand are already on a three-year tax holiday under the current excise tax structure in Thailand. (Jan 1 2020 to Dec 31 2022). This applies to car makers granted with Board of Investment (BoI) privileges*.* Manufacturers that did no

Arif

Arif

Nov 17, 2020

Share prices of auto stocks accelerates due to tax slash

Following the announcement of a tax waiver for locally-assembled vehicles, auto stocks are revving hotter as the market anticipates higher demand.As reported by The Edge, Bermaz Auto Bhd’s share price rose by 8.11% or 12 sen at RM1.60 where some 4.1 million shares transacted. Tan Chong Motor Holdings Bhd, involved in assembly and marketing of motor vehicles and manufacturing of auto parts, had its share price increased 2.59% or 3 sen at RM1.19 per share.MBM Resources Bhd with its associate

Mersita

Mersita

Jun 10, 2020

Govt mulls carbon tax and return of GST

The Ministry of Finance (MoF) has set up a committee to study various revenue enhancing measures including the possibility of reintroducing the Goods and Services Tax (GST) and imposing new taxes like carbon tax.In a note from Maybank Investment Bank (Maybank IB) Research, Finance Minister Tengku Datuk Seri Zafrul Abdul Aziz was quoted as saying that MoF is also analysing other aspects of the taxing system.Amongst them included analysing weaknesses in the current tax regime and impact of new tax

Jerrica

Jerrica

Nov 23, 2020

Watch: Police chasing down a white car that was driving on wrong side of road

Yet another car was caught driving in the wrong direction! And this time it happened at the very busy LDP Puchong toll right before the exit to Sunway Pyramid.The viral video showed an unidentified white car speeding towards the LDP toll on the wrong side of the road, while an auxiliary police tow truck is seen chasing after the car on the other side of the road.According to Harian Metro, the car might have already travelled at least 10 km on the wrong side of the highway. The auxiliar

Jerrica

Jerrica

Jul 13, 2020

Honda cars cheaper by up to RM 9,000 due to sales tax exemption

Honda Malaysia announced the reduction in prices for Honda cars following the Government of Malaysia’s announcement of 100% sales tax exemption on Completely Knocked Down (CKD) models and 50% sales tax exemption on Completely Built Unit (CBU) models in the Short-Term Economic Recovery Plan (PENJANA).With the relevant adjustments made, the prices of Honda’s CKD models, namely the Jazz, New BR-V, City, HR-V, New Civic, CR-V and All-New Accord will reduce between RM 2,788.46* and RM 8,5

Arif

Arif

Jun 15, 2020

Indonesia cuts tax for all cars between March until May

The Indonesian government will remove the luxury tax imposed on cars below 1,500cc from March 2021 to May 2021. Reuters reports that the tax removal is to bolster the Indonesian automotive industry.Currently only LCGC (Low-Cost Green Cars) are exempted from the luxury tax. LCGC in Indonesia includes locally produced (CKD) hatchbacks, MPVs, and cars below 1,200 cc. The current luxury tax for sedans and other car below 1,500 cc is between 10% and 30%.LCGC in Indonesia include CKD hatchbacks, MPVS,

Arif

Arif

Feb 15, 2021

Thailand to propose tax hike for combustion engine cars, pushing for EV adoption

The Thailand government and car companies will meet in January 2021 to discuss a proposal to increase the tax on combustion engine vehicles. Bangkok Post reports that the proposal is part of the effort to promote electric vehicles and reduce air pollution in Thailand.The current excise tax structure is due to end in 2025, hence the proposal for the tax hike for combustion engine vehicles.Electric cars in Thailand are currently enjoying a 3-year tax holiday, and the proposed tax hike (for combust

Arif

Arif

Dec 18, 2020

Volvo Car Malaysia slashes prices by up to RM 17,968 for all CKD models!

Following Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yasin’s announcement last week with regard to the Short-Term Economic Recovery plan, Volvo Car Malaysia today released its new price list for all Volvo CKD (Completely Knocked Down) models to exclude sales tax, effective 15 June to 31 December 2020. Nalin Jain, Managing Director of Volvo Car Malaysia, said: “We fully welcome the introduction of the sales tax holiday and are grateful for the opportunity to pass on the full benefits to ou

Brian

Brian

Jun 12, 2020

Honda Legend's Sensing Elite - world's first road legal L3 autonomous driving car

Honda has launched its new Honda Sensing Elite safety system in Japan, the worlds first road level 3 (L3) autonomous driving system. The first Honda car to be equipped with this system is the updated 2021 Honda Legend EX.If you are wondering why is the Honda Legends Sensing Elite the worlds first L3 autonomous driving car when Audi announced it in 2017 for its Audi A8, thats because the A8 is technically only an L3-capable car. The feature has yet to be approved by European authorities. The main

Arif

Arif

Mar 5, 2021

Car prices to go up by 15 to 25 percent after Chinese New Year.

Earlier this week, The Star published an article “Locally assembled cars may cost more.” The article claims that prices of locally-assembled (CKD) cars will cost more due to potential restructuring in tax structures.Yes, the claim mentioned by the English daily is true. WapCar’s own sources within the automotive industry have also confirmed the claim.The reason behind the increase in prices is due to two factors: Withdrawal of EEV incentives and changes in Open Market

Hans

Hans

Jan 15, 2020

Sarawak state government has added 5% state sales tax on tyres

While most of us are still bracing ourselves for the eventual increase in prices of cars - June 2020 for imported (CBU) cars and January 2021 for locally-assembled (CKD) cars - WapCar.my has just learned that the Sarawak state government has already imposed an additional state sales tax on tyres since 1-January 2020.A memo sighted by WapCar.my, issued by Sarawak’s Jabatan Perbendaharaan Negeri dated 30-January 2020, stated that the new state sales for imported tyres was not only effective

Hans

Hans

Feb 28, 2020

Flux’s Subscribe to Own is like a long-term test drive to help you find your dream car

Flux subscription service announces a new service that allows subscribers the chance to purchase their subscribed car after their subscription plan has ended. Think of the Subscribe to Own service as a long-term test drive for you to determine the car that will best fit you.The service works similar to Flux’s usual subscription plan with the addition that the monthly subscription payments also contribute towards the option to purchase the car. Interested subscribers are required to choose

Jerrica

Jerrica

May 18, 2020

Renault’s subscription plan is a commitment-free alternative to car ownership

No depreciation cost, maintenance or insurance cost – all covered Return the car after 1 or 2 years Switch between a 5-seater Captur or a 7-seater Koleos at no extra charge Mileage cap applies - 20,000 km per annum, but extended mileage can be purchasedTC Euro Cars, the official distributor of Renault vehicles in vehicles in Malaysia have announced a novel alternative to the traditional car financing model.Dubbed ‘Renault Subscription,’ the plan allows customers to drive away

Robert

Robert

Jul 30, 2019