Road Tax Exemptions Might Be Extended Until May Says Transport Minister

Haven’t renewed your road tax because of the travel restrictions? Don’t worry, you won’t kena saman, for now! 

The Ministry of Transport (MOT) plans to extend the exemption period of the renewal of road tax for private vehicles for another two months.

road tax exemptions might be extended until may says transport ministerPhoto via The Star

According to BERNAMA, Minister Datuk Seri Dr. Wee Ka Siong said, however, drivers need to ensure that they have a valid motor vehicle insurance.

“I have discussed the exemption extension with the Road Transport Department (JPJ) director-general for them to make necessary preparations as there are still states recording a high number of COVID-19 cases such as Kuala Lumpur and Selangor,” he said.

The ministry is also thinking of a new effective way to settle unpaid road tax cases in phases to avoid congestion (at JPJ counters) once the exemption is lifted.

Previously, MOT announced exemptions to all private vehicle owners on renewal of their road tax until March 31st to prevent crowding in public places during the Movement Control Order (MCO) period.

By: Aishah Akashah Ahadiat