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What is road tax?

Road tax is a tax paid by vehicle owners to use the public roads. 

Q
What is the road tax in Malaysia used for?

The road tax in Malaysia is used to fund transportation projects, mainly public transportation. It is not used to fund road maintenance costs.

Q
Why is my road tax expensive?

The price of the road tax is dependent on several factors. The main reason for an expensive road tax is a large engine displacement. The road tax in Malaysia is calculated based on the engine displacement.

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Are there other factors affecting the price of road tax in Malaysia?

Yes. Besides engine displacement, other factors that affect the price of road tax in Malaysia are: 

  • Vehicle registration location (East Malaysia/West Malaysia)
  • Vehicle type (Sedan/ SUV/MPV/Pickup)
  • Vehicle ownership type (private/company)
  • Vehicle propulsion type (combustion engine/electric motor)

Q
What happens to the road tax when I sell my car in Malaysia?

Upon changing of the ownership, the new owner will have to apply for a new insurance policy and a new road tax. You will not be able to transfer the road tax to a new car as it is specific to that vehicle and its registration number

Q
How to check when my road tax is expiring?

The expiry date of the road tax is written on the road tax sticker/tag. It should expire exactly one year after the date it was issued.

Q
Is road tax included in a new car?

The OTR (On the road) price of a new car is inclusive of the road tax. However, insurance price is not listed and you will need to have an insurance policy before paying the road tax.

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How can I check my road tax price in Malaysia?

You can check the road tax price of your current/future car using our road tax calculator. Alternatively, you could calculate the road tax yourself based on the rates listed by road transport department in Malaysia.

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How can I pay my road tax?

Road tax payment can be done online via MyEG and the road tax sticker will be delivered to your door. Upon delivery, the recipient (yourself/ friends/family members) will be required to scan their thumb print. Alternatively you could go to a JPJ office.

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When can I renew my road tax in Malaysia?

Road tax renewal can only be done 2 months prior to the road tax expiry date. The road tax can only be renewed on an annual basis.

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Why can't I renew my road tax online?

There several reasons if you are unable to renew your road tax online. Unpaid summonses are one of them. You just need to pay the summonses first. Another reason could be that the car’s road tax has expired for more than 36 months. A PUSPAKOM inspection will be required to get the road tax renewed.

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What is the Penalty for driving without road tax in Malaysia?

If you are caught driving around without a road tax, a summon will be issued. If the road tax has been recently expired, the enforcement officer might give some leeway. 

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Will the road tax price in Malaysia increase?

JPJ has no plans on increasing the road tax price in Malaysia for the time being.

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What cars have low road tax price in Malaysia?

Cars with small engine displacements have the lowest road tax price in Malaysia with the lowest rate being RM20 for cars with engine displacements of 1,000 cc and below.

Road Tax Introduction

Road Tax Introduction

The road tax is a tax paid by vehicle owners to use public roads. The tax amount varies depending on the vehicle type, vehicle specifications, vehicle registration location, type of ownership, and vehicle purpose. In Malaysia, the road tax is paid on an annual basis.

Vehicles with a valid road tax are required to have them displayed. For cars and trucks, the road tax sticker is displayed on the bottom right corner of the windscreen. The vehicle registration number, road tax price, and road tax expiry date are clearly written on the road tax sticker.

The road tax sticker is only meant for a one-time use. If removed or tampered with, the road tax sticker will tear apart, rendering it invalid.

Road Tax Calculation in Malaysia

In Malaysia, the road tax value is determined by several factors. Namely vehicle type, vehicle specifications, vehicle registration location, type of ownership, and vehicle purpose.

Road users in West Malaysia and East Malaysia are taxed at a different rate. The road tax in East Malaysia is lower due to the conditions of the road and its supporting infrastructures.

In both East and West Malaysia, the road tax increases as the engine displacement of the car increases. The road tax calculation is based on engine capacity.

This form of road tax calculation has encouraged manufacturers to sell cars with smaller displacement engines that are usually turbocharged or assisted by a hybrid system. Most cars in Malaysia have less than 2.0-litre engine displacement.

At minimum, the road tax for an engine-driven car is RM20 for cars with engine displacements of 1,000 cc and below. To calculate the road tax of a vehicle, the base rate and progressive rate will have to be combined.

The progressive rate increases as the engine displacement increases. Cars that exceed 3.0 litres in West Malaysia are taxed RM4/cc for every cubic centimetre that exceeds the 3,000-cc mark.

The type of vehicle ownership will also affect the road tax rate. A vehicle can be either private-owned or company-owned.

The road tax for electric vehicles follow a different method of calculation that is based on the maximum power output of the vehicle.

Road tax payment schedule

The time of payment for the road tax depends on the date of registration of the vehicle. A car that is registered on 17 December will have its road tax expired by 16 December in the following year. The road tax is usually renewed together with the vehicle’s insurance.

How to renew Road tax?

The road tax renewal can be cone online via MyEG. The road tax will need to be renewed together with the car’s insurance.

What happens if road tax is not paid?

Without a road tax, the vehicle is not legally allowed to be driven on public roads. If a vehicle’s road tax has not been renewed for more than 36 months, a PUSPAKOM inspection will be required to renew it later on.

Private cars in West Malaysia road tax
Engine displacement (cc)

 Base Rate    Progressive rates (per cc)

Road Tax
Amount

1,000 cc and below

RM 20

-

RM20

1,001 – 1,200

RM 55

 

RM 55

1,201 – 1,400

RM 70

 

RM 70

1,401 – 1,600

RM 90

 

RM 90

1,601 – 1,800

RM 200 

RM 0.40

RM 200 - 280

1,801 – 2,000

RM 280

RM 0.50

RM 280 - 380

2,001 – 2,500

RM 380

RM 1.00

RM 381 - 880

2,501 – 3,000

RM 880

RM 2.50

RM 882 – 2,130

3,001 and above

RM 2,130

RM 4.00

RM 2,134 +

 

Company cars in West Malaysia road tax
Engine displacement (cc)

 Base Rate    Progressive rates (per cc)

Road Tax
Amount

1,000 cc and below

RM 20

-

RM 20

1,001 – 1,200

RM 85

 

RM 85

1,201 – 1,400

RM 100

 

RM 100

1,401 – 1,600

RM 120

 

RM 120

1,601 – 1,800

RM 300 

RM 0.30

RM 400 - 560

1,801 – 2,000

RM 360

RM 0.40

RM 561 - 760

2,001 – 2,500

RM 440

RM 0.80

RM 763 - 2260

2,501 – 3,000

RM 840

RM 1.60

RM 2,267 – 6,010

3,001 and above

RM 1,640

RM 1.60

RM 6,023 +

 

Private and Company SUV/MPV/Pick-up in West Malaysia road tax
Engine displacement (cc)

 Base Rate    Progressive rates (per cc)

Road Tax
Amount

1,000 cc and below

RM 20

-

RM 20

1,001 – 1,200

RM 55

 

RM 55

1,201 – 1,400

RM 70

 

RM 70

1,401 – 1,600

RM 90

 

RM 90

1,601 – 1,800

RM 200 

RM 0.40

RM 200 - 280

1,801 – 2,000

RM 280

RM 0.50

RM 280 - 380

2,001 – 2,500

RM 380

RM 1.00

RM 381 - 880

2,501 – 3,000

RM 880

RM 2.50

RM 882 – 2,130

3,001 and above

RM 2,130

RM 4.00

RM 2,134 +

 

Private cars in East Malaysia road tax
Engine displacement (cc)

 Base Rate    Progressive rates (per cc)

Road Tax
Amount

1,000 cc and below

RM 20

-

RM 20

1,001 – 1,200

RM 44

 

RM 44

1,201 – 1,400

RM 56

 

RM 56

1,401 – 1,600

RM 72

 

RM 72

1,601 – 1,800

RM 160 

RM 0.32

RM 160 - 224

1,801 – 2,000

RM 224

RM 0.25

RM 224 - 274

2,001 – 2,500

RM 380

RM 0.50

RM 274 - 524

2,501 – 3,000

RM 880

RM 1.00

RM 525 – 1,024

3,001 and above

RM 2,130

RM 1.35

RM 1,025 +

 

Private and Company SUV/MPV/Pick-up in West Malaysia road tax
Engine displacement (cc)

 Base Rate    Progressive rates (per cc)

Road Tax
Amount

1,000 cc and below

RM 20

-

RM 20

1,001 – 1,200

RM 42.50

 

RM 42.50

1,201 – 1,400

RM 50

 

RM 50

1,401 – 1,600

RM 60

 

RM 60

1,601 – 1,800

RM 165

RM 0.17

RM 165 - 199

1,801 – 2,000

RM 199

RM 0.22

RM 199 - 243

2,001 – 2,500

RM 243

RM 0.44

RM 243 - 463

2,501 – 3,000

RM 463

RM 0.88

RM 464 – 903

3,001 and above

RM 903

RM 1.20

RM 904 +

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