Is it time to renew your road tax yet? This can be paid online, in person at a collection centre, or can even be deducted automatically by GIRO. You can also choose to pay this tax either every 6 months or annually. But before renewal, you need to meet certain conditions.
Make sure you tick all these boxes before you head on to pay the renewal tax:
Once these provisos are met, you can pay road tax in the following ways:
You can renew road tax in person at an authorised centre for the Land Transport Authority. There are certain documents you need to present in their original form when paying your tax in person. Those documents are:
To make payments online, visit https://vrl.lta.gov.sg/lta/vrl/action/pubfunc?ID=RoadTaxEnquiryDT, and quote your vehicle plate number and the last 5 characters of your ID. Make sure you have sufficient funds in your account before you make the payment.
You can pay using either credit card or debit card, but they have to be either Visa or Mastercard. You can also make payments with internet banking facilities with DBS/POSB, Citi, OCBC/Plus!, Standard Chartered Bank, or UOB (using eNETS Debit).
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Before you make your online payment, take care to ensure all the requisite procedures for renewal are complete. This needs to be done at least 3 business days earlier.
You can pay at AXS Stations using your ATM card from POSB, DBS, HSBC, Citi, OCBC, Maybank, UOB, or Standard Chartered Bank. If you want to use a credit card, then POSB, DBS, Diners Club International, and Citi are accepted.
To pay road tax at an AXS e-Station or m-Station you will need:
All prerequisites for renewal must be made a minimum of 3 business days in advance.
In the case of GIRO too, you will need to make sure all prerequisites are taken care of before the deadline given on the payment schedule for GIRO. Download the GIRO application form at https://www.onemotoring.com.sg/content/dam/onemotoring/Forms/Interbank_GIRO_Road_Tax.pdf and send the completed form to LTA.
Your application for GIRO usually takes about a month to process. So, if you have a road tax payment due in the next 30 days, you should pay using another method. If you want GIRO to be applicable for your upcoming tax payment, you should have it set up well in advance.
Once your application for GIRO is approved, LTA will let you know. After this, all future renewals will get processed through GIRO.
LTA will send you a payment schedule once your GIRO application gets approved. This usually happens a month prior to your next road tax payment.
The deadline to meet the conditions for renewal will be mentioned in the schedule along with the date the tax is going to be renewed. If the deadline for the prerequisites is not adhered to, GIRO payment will not be accepted and you will have to effect the renewal through other means.
If the day your payment is due happens to be a Saturday, Sunday, or a public holiday, payment will get deducted 1 business day in advance. Keep your account sufficiently funded on your payment date.
You need to make a request via https://www.lta.gov.sg/feedback/. Your GIRO arrangement will be stopped automatically, given that two conditions are fulfilled. They are:
If you are planning to visit a collection centre for payment, you should first find out what the accepted payment modes are and their working hours. You should also take care of any pending renewal prerequisites beforehand.
If you pay at SingPost by cheque, your cheque needs to be made out to “Singapore Post Limited”. And if you pay via cheque at an authorised collection centre, it needs to be made out towards “LTA”.
Paying the tax before it expires can save you money in late fees. Keeping or using a vehicle when its road tax has expired is also an offence that can land you a fine of up to S$2,000.
Find out how much you will owe in late fees based on the type of vehicle you have.
|Car’s engine capacity||Within a month after road tax expires||Over 1 month, but less than 2.5 months||Over 2.5 months||Over 3 months|
|1,000 cc or below||S$10||S$60||S$80||S$230|
|1,001 - 1,600 cc||S$20||S$70||S$90||S$240|
|1,601 - 2,000 cc||S$30||S$80||S$100||S$250|
|2,001 - 3,000 cc||S$40||S$90||S$110||S$260|
|Above 3,001 cc||S$50||S$100||S$120||S$270|
|For Business Service Passenger Vehicles|
|300 cc or above||S$10||S$60||S$80||S$230|
|For Other Vehicles|
Now that you have the lowdown on the road tax renewal procedure, we hope that you always pay your tax regularly, and on time!