Underpayment of Road tax resulted to huge loss for Malaysia

By TIN Media | Transportation Published 2 years ago on 1 October 2019
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From January to August 2019 Malaysia has to go through a huge loss of more than RM50 Million in the revenue for road tax. As a matter of precaution, the RTD (Road Transport Department) has set up a new special task force to look after and address the widespread issue of address the issue of widespread underpayment resulting huge loss.

In a statement issued today, the department said an as a result of internal audit report from the Transport Ministry and through a detailed analysis conducted by the department showed that the underpayment of road tax had resulted in such losses.

According to the statement, as per the more than 50 per cent of road tax renewals conducted in Sabah, Sarawak, Labuan and Langkawi, were for vehicles which were registered and used in other states and territories.

The Road transport Department viewed the matter seriously and then started exerting efforts to strengthen the integrity of the delivery of its services particularly for revenue collection activities, the statement revealed.

In its statement today, the department also said that it was business as usual for road tax renewals for all vehicles, including all engine capacities at all JPJ offices and its business partners. 

In a recent report through media, it was reported that the vehicle owners had made road tax payments at post offices in Sabah, Sarawak, Labuan and Langkawi as the fees over there were comparatively cheaper than the other parts of the country and owing to this the department had ordered the suspension of road tax renewals at the post offices in all four locations  mentioned  already effective since Sept 1.



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