Road Tax Renewal: Guide & Check List

Kali terakhir diperbaharui November 29, 2022 oleh Hariz Hafiz
Road Tax Renewal: Guide & Check List

Is it the time of the year again to renew your vehicle road tax? Road tax renewal can be a hassle. However, do not worry about it, as Qoala is here to guide you with a checklist to ensure a smooth process of renewing your road tax.

Why Do We Have To Renew Our Road Tax?

Renewing your road tax on time is advisable to avoid paying any penalty fees for late renewal. Did you know that if you renew your road tax within less than a year from the expiry date in Malaysia, there will be no penalty charged? However, if you renew your road tax after more than a year from the expiry date, you will be charged a penalty fee.

A vehicle road tax is valid for one year and needs to be renewed yearly. If you cannot remember when your road tax is due, you can easily check the date online through the JPJ portal. Just follow these four (4) simple steps once you are at the website;

  • Search for Inquiry of Motor Vehicle License Expiry.
  • Select your ID. Category (such as MyKad).
  • Fill in your Identification Number and Vehicle Registration Number.
  • Click submit.

The portal will provide you with details like the date of commencement and the expiry date of your road tax, along with the insurance expiry date. Hence, you will not miss your road tax renewal date.

Late Road Tax Renewal and Penalty

What should I do if I miss the due date for road tax renewal? If you have missed out on the due date for your tax renewal, bear in mind that you will be penalized if you are driving with a road tax that has expired for over a year. The process of renewing your road tax after the expiry date would be as follows;

1. Letter from JPJ

Before your visit to the PUSPAKOM, you will need to ensure that you get a letter from the JPJ. The letter is called “Surat Pergerakan 3-Hari”. As it is illegal to drive on the road without a valid road tax, the letter will act as approval for you to drive the vehicle for the inspection needed.

2. Visit the PUSPAKOM

Since your vehicle road tax has expired for more than a year, you will have to go to the Computerized Vehicle Inspection Centre also known as PUSPAKOM to get your vehicle inspected. This is a mandatory inspection to ensure the vehicle is in good condition. In this sense, at least your vehicle is drivable and is not posing any dangerous threat to other drivers and the public.

3. PUSPAKOM Special Inspection

We have listed down a few items that PUSPAKOM will be checking on during the inspection.

  • Testing will be done on the vehicle’s suspension system performance.
  • An examination of the vehicle’s upper body condition.
  • Check the originality of the vehicle’s registration, chassis, and engine numbers.
  • The windscreen and side glasses’ light transmittance visibility will be measured.
  • Testing on the vehicle’s wheel alignment.
  • Measuring the smoke emitted from the vehicle does not exceed the legal limits.
  • Checking on the vehicle brake performance.
  • Examining the vehicle’s under-carriage condition.
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What Are The Factors That Affect Your Car Road Tax Price?

The price of a road tax in Malaysia varies depending on a few factors:

1. Size of Engine Capacity

A higher fee is imposed on larger-sized engines. The increase in rates is due to the old tax system that is still being practiced in Malaysia. According to this tax system, the assumption is that the use of large engines will increase pollution rates. Due to this, large-sized car owners will be charged a higher rate as driving will contribute to more air pollution.

2. Location (Peninsular Malaysia, East Malaysia, or Labuan/Langkawi/Pangkor)

Car insurance prices in the Peninsular are higher than cars in Sabah and Sarawak. This factor is taken into account with the busy traffic conditions on the peninsular and frequent accidents.

On the other hand, East Malaysia (Sabah & Sarawak) is offered road tax prices that are much cheaper than Peninsular Malaysia mainly due to the poor road infrastructure. 

3. Types of Vehicle Usage

The types of vehicle usage will also determine the road tax price in Malaysia. If the vehicle is registered as a privately owned vehicle by an individual, it will be cheaper than a vehicle registered under a company-owned vehicle.

4. Types of Vehicle

The final factors that will determine the cost of road tax that you will need to pay are the types of vehicles you are driving. Vehicles can be separated into two categories;

  • Saloon: Sedan / Hatchback / Coupe / Wagon / Convertible
  • Non-Saloon: MPV / SUV / Pick-ups / Commercial
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How To Renew Road Tax?

The most common question among us when we have to renew road tax is “How”, isn’t it? Well, you should pay attention to this step-by-step on how to do it properly. Below are the steps you should follow:

  • Check your insurance and road tax expiration date
  • Make sure you have your vehicle grant
  • Vehicle is free of any summons
  • Current market value of your vehicle

You might be wondering where to renew your road tax. Below are some of the ways you can renew your road tax:

1. Renew Road Tax Online

It doesn’t matter what type of vehicle you own, be it a car, motorcycle, or even a van, road tax renewal can be done online. The online renewal process is open to all vehicle owners in Malaysia. MyEG Services Berhad (“MyEG”) is a concessionaire for the Malaysian Electronic Government (“E-Government”). It provides the platform to allow you to check summons from JPJ, PDRM, and more. Apart from that, the platform offers a service for online road tax renewal with these simple steps:

  • Register an account and proceed to log in.
  • Select JPJ (Jabatan Pengangkutan Jalan).
  • Select on Road Tax Renewal.
  • Fill in all the required information, such as Owner IC, Tel No., Name, and Vehicle Registration Number.
  • Select your collection method, pick up or deliver it to your home or office.
  • Delivery charges for road tax renewal are RM6.00 for Klang Valley, RM8.00 for other Peninsular Malaysia, and RM10.00 for Sabah and Sarawak.
  • Make your payment with your payment method, credit or debit card, or bank transfer.

2. Renew Road Tax at JPJ and UTC

Road tax renewal applications can be submitted by the owner of the vehicle, for example, the registered owner or a representative. To ensure you have a smooth process, read through the conditions for road tax renewal taking place at any JPJ branches below:

  • Road tax renewal can be done at any JPJ or UTC branch.
  • The allowed renewal period is either six months or one year.
  • You can only renew if the road tax expires within two months from the renewal date.
  • If the owner of the vehicle has been declared deceased, the renewal only allows for a period of six months for each application for a term not exceeding five years.
  • The application must obtain approval if the period of expiring has exceeded five years.
  • In addition to motorcycle owners, if the last road tax expiry date is more than one year from the date of application, the PG10 inspection of the individual-owned motorcycle must be done. This inspection is also for motorcycles during the program organized by JPJ or motorcycles seized by JPJ.
  • For road tax renewal applications submitted at the declaration area where the road tax price is lower than the original declaration area, the change of declaring area by the owner of the vehicle or registered owner must be made before the taxes process is carried out.

Now that you have read through the conditions, you can move on to prepare the documents required for the road tax renewal:

  • Identification card of the registered owners or representatives whoever is present, which is the MyKad.
  • Applicants must prepare a PUSPAKOM inspection report that is still in force if the motor vehicle is inactive.
  • PG10 inspection for individual-owned motorcycles.
  • For vehicles where the registered owner has died more than five years, it is necessary to bring along documents showing that the estate distribution process has already been initiated or any documents for approval.
  • Declaration form for vehicle declaration area where vehicles are used (Sabah, Sarawak, and Duty-Free Island).
  • Declaration of Customs (K3) / Port Receipt (Sabah, Sarawak, and Duty-Free Island).

3. Renew Road Tax at the Post Office

You can also renew your road tax at any Pos Malaysia branch. Some documents are required if you decide to process your road tax renewal at the post office. Do make sure that you bring along the following documents:

  • Identification Card / MyKad
  • Vehicle Ownership Certificate
  • Insurance Cover Note

Apart from the documents, the process of tax at the post office also comes with several conditions, as listed below;

  • The allowable renewal period is six months or one year.
  • The vehicle, whether a car or motorcycle, must have insurance coverage for the period that is applied for.
  • Road tax renewal is allowed for the road tax that will expire within three months of the renewable date.
  • If the owner of the vehicle has been declared deceased, road tax renewal is only allowed for a period of six months for each application for a term not exceeding five years.
  • The application must obtain approval if the period of expiring has exceeded five years.
  • For vehicle owners whose last road tax expiry dates up to one year from the date of application, the vehicle must undergo and pass the PUSPAKOM inspection for all vehicles, including cars and motorcycles.

Now that you have learned everything about road tax renewal, Qoala wishes that you do your part in ensuring that you make the right decision. Here at Qoala, you can renew your car insurance and do your road tax renewal anytime, anywhere.

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