Did you know that some vehicles are entitled to roadtax reduction and exemption?
You can apply for roadtax reduction or exemption for classic and vintage vehicles as well as vehicles used by Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs) or relevant institutions.
Read further as we share the eligibility and procedure to apply for roadtax reduction and exemption for eligible vehicles.
Who can apply for roadtax reduction and exemption?
According to the Road Transport Department (JPJ), there are two categories that are eligible to apply for roadtax reduction and exemption:
- Owners of classic or vintage vehicles
- Owners of vehicles used by Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs) or relevant institutions
Read further to learn more.
Roadtax reduction for classic and vintage vehicles
Following the JPJ’s Instruction No. 13/2000 (Amendment 1/2002), owners of classic or vintage vehicles are eligible to apply for roadtax reduction for their vehicles that are classified as classic or vintage.
However, note that in order for you to apply for the roadtax reduction, you must first obtain the classic or vintage car status from the JPJ.
Roadtax reduction according to vehicle’s age
- Classic car – You can enjoy up to an 80% reduction in annual roadtax if your car qualifies as a classic car after reaching 25 years old
- Vintage car – You can get up to a 90% reduction in annual roadtax if your car qualifies as a vintage car after reaching 50 years old
Documents to apply for roadtax reduction
In order to apply for roadtax reduction for classic or vintage vehicles, you need to submit the following documents to the JPJ:
- A copy of the vehicle registration card (bring along the original copy)
- A copy of the Vehicle Ownership Certificate (VOC) other than the VOC of the classic or vintage vehicle
- A minimum of 4 pictures of the vehicle (front, rear, side and steering/dashboard views)
- A copy of the identity card of the car owner
- Vintage/classic car certificate from a recognised club
- An inspection report from the JPJ
Note that the roadtax rate reduction applications will be processed at the JPJ Headquarters (HQ). Should you have any inquiries, you may directly contact the JPJ at 03-8886 6400/03-8888 9645.
Roadtax reduction or exemption for vehicles used by NGOs or institutions
Aside from vintage and classic vehicles, vehicles used by NGOs or relevant institutions are also eligible to apply for roadtax reduction. In fact, some of them are also eligible to apply for roadtax exemption.
Refer to the table below for the reduction of roadtax for a range of vehicles used by different NGOs and institutions.
Organisations that are eligible to apply for roadtax reduction or exemption
- Charity organisations that formally provide charitable services to the community
- Organisations that have close relations with the Government’s interests
- Religious organisations
- Companies that use vehicles within a limited area of operation such as on a farm
- Welfare or religious organisations that own hearses (vehicles for conveying the coffin at the funeral)
- National/State Public Library that owns vehicles used as mobile libraries
Procedure to apply for roadtax exemption
Similar to the application for roadtax exemption for vintage and classic vehicles, owners of vehicles used for NGOs and relevant institutions will also have to submit their applications to the JPJ with the necessary documents.
Documents required to apply for roadtax exemption
In order to apply for roadtax exemption, here are the documents that you need to prepare:
- 2 copies of the JPJ K14 Form
- A copy of the Vehicle Registration Certificate for each vehicle applied for roadtax exemption or reduction
- A copy of the Certificate of Constitution and Certificate of Registration of the Organization
- 3 pictures of the vehicle (front, rear and side views)
- A copy of a written agreement between the applicant and the Government of Malaysia for an international organisation (if applicable)
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