At the moment, street tax for registered business items automobiles in Sabah and Sarawak are calculated otherwise – in Sabah, it’s based mostly on gross weight (Berat Dengan Muatan, BDM) whereas in Sarawak it’s based mostly on kerb weight (Berat Tanpa Muatan, BTM). This makes street tax in Sabah greater than it’s neighbour state.
This discrepancy can be no extra come April 1, as street tax for registered business items automobiles in each states can be standardised to the BTM standards, leading to decrease street tax for Sabah. Transport minister Anthony Loke mentioned this was to create a good and aggressive enterprise surroundings amongst house owners of business items automobiles within the two states, Bernama experiences.
“This implies all transactions for street tax functions or renewals for business items automobiles in Sabah will take pleasure in the brand new charges from April 1,” he mentioned, including that the standardisation would contain 14 classes or codes of business items automobiles in Sabah.
Loke revealed that the standardisation would lead to authorities income being diminished by RM9 million to RM15 million a yr. “This is not going to have a drastic impact on the federal government or JPJ’s income assortment from these two states as they account for under about 2.6% of complete street tax assortment nationwide,” he mentioned.
There was loads of leakage anyway, as many Sabah house owners registered their automobiles in Sarawak. “Primarily based on information from 2009 till 2014, it’s estimated that the income leakage of automobiles registered in Sarawak was RM64 million, so the standardisation will simplify the management and monitoring of income assortment,” the minister mentioned.
The distinction is sort of large. At the moment, street tax for a first-rate mover container lorry in Sabah utilizing the BDM standards is RM2,478, whereas a lorry of of comparable weight in Sarawak is barely taxed RM718.
The submit Sabah, Sarawak CV street tax standardised from Apr 1 Auto Reviews & New Cars on Paul Tan’s Automotive Information.