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Road Tax Renewal. Your no-nonsense, 2 minute guide
How does the new road tax law affect you?
As of February 15 2017, the Land Transport Authority (LTA) will stop issuing physical road tax discs. You will no longer be required to display road tax discs on the windscreen of your vehicle. An LTA spokesperson explains:
"Motorists will only receive a road tax payment notice, and no paper road tax disc will be issued.”
How will the LTA track your road tax?
The new, computerised system aligns with Singapore’s online vehicle registration and licensing. This tracks the current status of all vehicles - registered to deregistered.
An LTA enforcement officer can check if and when road tax on a vehicle has been paid. Car buyers will also be able to electronically check the validity of a vehicle's road tax.
What about driving in Malaysia?
Malaysia does require vehicle owners to display a road tax disc. The LTA advises that if you are driving in Malaysia, you should carry printed proof of a valid road tax.
How do I renew my road tax disc in Singapore?
From January 2nd 2017, there are four easy ways to renew road tax
- Online - service available daily from 1am to 12 midnight
Requires a valid Credit / Debit Card (VISA or MasterCard only) or Internet Banking Account with Citibank, DBS/POSB, OCBC/Plus!, Standard Chartered Bank or UOB (eNETS Debit) with adequate balance and Payment Limit for deduction of the amount payable.
- AXS Stations - service available daily from 1am to 12 midnight
Application form available here.
For more information on Giro payment, download this PDF document (17Kb).
If you want to renew road tax by GIRO, you must submit your application for 'Interbank GIRO for Road Tax' to LTA at least 1.5 months before the road tax expiry date.
- SingPost and Collection Centres
Find your closest locations and operating hours here.
To renew road tax online, at AXS Stations or via GIRO, ensure that all renewal pre-requisites are fulfilled at least 3 working days in advance.
You must renew your road tax before the expiry date or you will pay a late renewal fee. Quick details on road tax late fees here.
Caught without a valid tax disc?
Over 100,000 motorists in Singapore renew their tax disc late each year. Over 6,000 summonses are issued to people caught driving without a valid road tax. Around 1,000 vehicles are seized as a result. Those caught face a maximum fine of $2,000 each.
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Important notice about road tax renewal
Please note, once you have renewed your vehicle insurance please allow at least 2 working days for Land Transport Authority (LTA) to validate your information, before proceeding to renew your road tax. Please allow for this extra waiting time before driving or riding your vehicle. Remember it is an offence to drive without road tax.
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