Transport Ministry looking to further reduce road tax

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Transport Ministry looking to further reduce road tax

Postby admin » Thu Jun 05, 2008 10:56 am

SEPANG: The Transport Ministry is studying the possibility of reducing road tax further.

Minister Datuk Ong Tee Keat said he had asked the Road Transport Department (JPJ) to collate information on the revenue received from road taxes on various categories of vehicles.

He said he hoped that road tax could be reduced further after he passed on the details of the report to the Finance Ministry.

"Of course it depends on the overall and fiscal situation," he said Thursday after a working visit to MASKargo.

On Wednesday, the Government announced a RM200 reduction on road tax for private vehicles with an engine capacity above 2000cc, and a RM50 reduction on road tax for private motorcycles with an engine capacity above 250cc.

Also announced were rebates of RM625 per year for private vehicles with an engine capacity of 2000cc and below, and private pickup trucks and jeeps with an engine capacity of 2500cc and below.

Rebates of RM150 will be given to private motorcycles with an engine capacity of 250cc and below.

Asked if the public transportation would receive further subsidy following the fuel hike, Ong said the Cabinet Committee on Public Transportation would discuss it further.

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