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Road Tax Amount For West & East Malaysia (Private & Company Cars/SUV/MPV and Motorcycles)

Updated 19 Aug 2019 – By MARTIJN BOUDEWIJN


So, you want to buy a Proton Perdana or need to renew your road tax and insurance for one? Did you ever wonder how much road tax you need to pay? Or never fully understood the road tax system in Malaysia? Then you have landed on the right page.


Read on to find out the latest road tax information and calculations. We will be covering both West and East Malaysia. Pay your road tax to keep the roads in good condition!


 

Road Tax for Cars Amount for West Malaysia

*Private Cars in West Malaysia
Engine (cc) Base Rate Progressive Rates (per cc) Road Tax Amount
1,000 and below RM20 - RM20
1,001 - 1,200 RM55 - RM55
1,201 - 1,400 RM70 - RM70
1,401 - 1,600 RM90 - RM90
1,601 - 1,800 RM200 RM0.40 RM200 - RM280
1,801 - 2,000 RM280 RM0.50 RM280 - RM380
2,001 - 2,500 RM380 RM1.00 RM381 - RM880
2,501 - 3,000 RM880 RM2.50 RM882 - RM2,130
3,001 and above RM2,130 RM4.00 RM2,134 +

Private cars are classified as ‘saloon’ vehicles such as hatchbacks, convertibles and sedans. 

 
Company Cars in West Malaysia
Engine (cc) Base Rate Progressive Rates (per cc) Road Tax Amount
1,000 and below RM20 - RM20
1,001 - 1,200 RM110 - RM110
1,201 - 1,400 RM140 - RM140
1,401 - 1,600 RM180 - RM180
1,601 - 1,800 RM400 RM0.80 RM400 - RM560
1,801 - 2,000 RM560 RM1.00 RM561 - RM760
2,001 - 2,500 RM760 RM3.00 RM763 - RM2,260
2,501 - 3,000 RM2,260 RM7.50 RM2,267 - RM6,010
3,001 and above RM6,010 RM13.50 RM6,023 +
 
*Private and Company SUV/MPV in West Malaysia
Engine (cc) Base Rate Progressive Rates (per cc) Road Tax Amount
1,000 and below RM20 - RM20
1,001 - 1,200 RM85 - RM85
1,201 - 1,400 RM100 - RM100
1,401 - 1,600 RM120 - RM120
1,601 - 1,800 RM300 RM0.30 RM300 - RM360
1,801 - 2,000 RM360 RM0.40 RM361 - RM440
2,001 - 2,500 RM440 RM0.80 RM441 - RM840
2,501 - 3,000 RM840 RM1.60 RM841 - RM1,650
3,001 and above RM1,640 RM1.60 RM1,641 +
 
MPV, SUV or pickup trucks are classified as non-saloon vehicles and need to pay a different rate. For this category, it does not matter if it's private or company owned.


Road Tax for Motorcycles Amount for West Malaysia

*Private motorcycles in West Malaysia
Engine Capacity (cc) Fixed-Rate
150 and below FREE
151 - 200 RM30
201 - 250 RM50
251 - 500 RM180
501 - 800 RM250
More than 800 RM350
 

Road Tax Amount Cars for East Malaysia

Private Cars in East Malaysia
Engine (cc) Base Rate Progressive Rates (per cc) Road Tax Amount
1,000 and below RM20 - RM20
1,001 - 1,200 RM44 - RM44
1,201 - 1,400 RM56 - RM56
1,401 - 1,600 RM72 - RM72
1,601 - 1,800 RM160 RM0.32 RM160 - RM224
1,801 - 2,000 RM224 RM0.25 RM224 - RM274
2,001 - 2,500 RM274 RM0.50 RM274 - RM524
2,501 - 3,000 RM524 RM1.00 RM525 - RM1,024
3,001 and above RM1,024 RM1.35 RM1,025+

   
  Private and Company (MPV/SUV/pick-up) in East Malaysia
Engine (cc) Base Rate Progressive Rates (per cc) Road Tax Amount
1,000 and below RM20 - RM20
1,001 - 1,200 RM42.50 - RM42.50
1,201 - 1,400 RM50 - RM50
1,401 - 1,600 RM60 - RM60
1,601 - 1,800 RM165 RM0.17 RM165 - RM199
1,801 - 2,000 RM199 RM0.22 RM199 - RM243
2,001 - 2,500 RM243 RM0.44 RM243 - RM463
2,501 - 3,000 RM463 RM0.88 RM464 - RM903
3,001 and above RM903 RM1.20 RM904 +
 

Road Tax Amount for Motorcycle for East Malaysia

*Private motorcycle in East Malaysia
Engine Capacity (cc) Fixed-Rate
150 and below FREE
151 - 200 RM9
201 - 250 RM12
251 - 500 RM30
501 - 800 RM40
More than 800 RM42
 


Eh, how come East Malaysia's road tax rates are cheaper? 



Yes, if you look at the tables above,  you can see that East Malaysia has a road tax lower rate. Now, don't get angry - there's an explanation for this.

In case you didn't know, the condition of Sabah and Sarawak's infrastructure and road network aren't like the ones in Peninsular, so travelling from one place to another takes longer time. Also, due to the geographical condition and poor road surface, a lot of people here prefer four-wheel drive vehicles with strong engines to navigate the difficult terrain and it's much more suitable for a day to day commuting.

Because of these reasons, road tax rates are cheaper there, which we think is fair. According to JPJ, the cheaper road tax structure (Sabah & Sarawak) is meant to compensate for any shortcomings that exist.

Meanwhile, in Labuan, cars registered with an engine capacity of 1,000cc or less pay a flat fee of RM20. If your vehicle has more than 1,000cc, you'll be paying 50% less of the road tax price in East Malaysia (Sabah / Sarawak).

The structure is somewhat the same in Langkawi and Pangkor. The same base fee of RM20 applies for vehicles with 1,000cc or less. Cars with more than 1,000cc will pay 50% less of the road tax price in West Malaysia.
 

How to calculate your road tax amount?

Let's go through the private car calculation with the Proton Perdana mentioned at the start. When looking at the specifications of the car, we can see that the 2.4L version has 2,354cc engine. Based on the Private Cars in West Malaysia table, it falls between 2,001cc and 2,500cc. We can see it has a base rate of RM380.

To calculate the progressive rate we take the 2,354cc and minus it with the 2,001cc in the table. So everything above 2,001cc adds RM1 per cc. Get it? No? Here's the breakdown.

Total of progressive rate
= 2,354cc - 2,001cc
= 353cc x RM1 (progressive rate)
= RM353 

Road tax amount
= Total of progressive rates + Base Rate
= RM353 + RM380
= RM733


So before you buy a car, check here first to see if you can afford the road tax or not

Don’t be like that Ferrari car owner who was finally caught by JPJ for not paying his road tax for 10 years! So, please be a responsible citizen and don’t delay things like this - it can backfire.

Also, thanks to technology, you no longer need to queue or hire a runner to purchase/renew your road tax. And, “I have no time” excuse isn’t valid anymore because you can do it online. If you’re thinking about purchasing/renew your car insurance and road tax, you do it via Loanstreet - CLICK HERE. #5minitjebro.



Anyway, bookmark this page to easily find out how much you need to pay for road tax. Don’t forget to share it with your friends and family, so they can be well-informed as you are too. 
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