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  • Cheaper Road Tax in Sabah/Sarawak???

    One of my friend told me that, the road tax in Sabah/Sarawak is much cheaper than here.
    Some arrangement can be made to re-new road tax in Sabah/Sarawak even though the car is in Peninsular, for example, his C180 is only paying MYR60... while normal 1800cc should be MYR274..
    Is this legal?
    Tempting to do the same for my 528i... estimated new road tax is MYR817

  • #2
    it's legal if you have the car inspected in East Malaysia and have the roadtax issued there... that's one of the privileges enjoyed by East Malaysians.
    However, there are ppl who are circumventing the inspection step and have the road tax issued even if the car is not physically there...
    Not sure what can the authority do when they find out...
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    • #3
      Originally posted by ah_Keng View Post
      One of my friend told me that, the road tax in Sabah/Sarawak is much cheaper than here.
      Some arrangement can be made to re-new road tax in Sabah/Sarawak even though the car is in Peninsular, for example, his C180 is only paying MYR60... while normal 1800cc should be MYR274..
      Is this legal?
      Tempting to do the same for my 528i... estimated new road tax is MYR817
      i think you need to be a sarawakian or sabahan with ya IC issued from that paarticular state to enjoy the privilages ...
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      • #4
        My friend (not Sabahan), who used to be posted in Sabah, bought his car there. And that's how he got to know this agent.

        The agent says, need to pay extra MYR100 for Puspakom inspection (same with what fabianyee mentioned)... but car need not to be present...

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        • #5
          That must be some serious hanky-panky because I'm paying RM268 for my 1800cc E46, here in Kuching Sarawak. Have a look here for roadtax rates:- http://imdavidlee.com/roadtax.html

          The agent could have fiddled with the green card and got the car registered as a 1500cc car.

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          • #6
            i know a 645i here registered in sarawak despite fact car has never landed there. on the roads here, it is legal. owner pays just 4.5k annual roadtax instead of the 11k+. some loophole they tell me.
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            • #7
              if you get caught, i believe JPJ can impouind the car pending further investigations. imagine your car parked in their yard for god knows how long. and when you get it back, a lot of parts would be missing.

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              • #8
                I know a few M drivers who are doing the same. You'll need to pay runner fees and such which can be quite costly but you still get at least 40-50% off your current road tax. It's only worthwhile for cars with high CC imo.
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                • #9
                  I'm actually hunting E46 M3 at the moment, some car dealers told me that the car Register in East M, take East M plate, means SAAXXX or QXX123. Insurance all address buy in here (West M). He said just only prepare the full document with ready insurance cover note, post the document to E.M, that side dealer will help to do, after register with roadtax everything, post back to here. I don't know how far can be trusted, and he show me his boss using Qxx2 plate a lot, so is very normal for them to do.
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                  • #10
                    I have the impression that East Malaysia roadtax sticker is not valid to be used here in Peninsular coz you are not driving here.
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                    • #11
                      just saw an E60 M5's (Sabah) roadtax sticker, looks the same. perhaps very soon they'll make it visibly different, then susah la
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                      • #12
                        The sabah roadtax and our Perninsula M. roadtax looks different meh ? I thought the same..
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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Ade View Post
                          I have the impression that East Malaysia roadtax sticker is not valid to be used here in Peninsular coz you are not driving here.
                          AFAIK, they are both same same.... 1Malaysia mah....
                          This is the loophole ppl are exploiting due to the lower rate for East Malaysian roadtax... It's a loophole but still legal...
                          Like I mentioned, from what I gathered, during roadtax renewal, the official in charge is the one who verified that the vehicle is physically in East Malaysia... but true to the Malaysia Boleh spirit, he just close 1 eye and approve it.. of course, this 'service' comes with a fee which is only worth the trouble for high cc cars... otherwise, don't bother....
                          Not sure what would be the implication if someone is caught and can't prove that the car was in EM when renewing the road tax. Then again, with another 'fee', documents can be produced to show that the vehicle was shipped over during that time.. hahaha.... all's well ends well.....
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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by ah_Keng View Post
                            One of my friend told me that, the road tax in Sabah/Sarawak is much cheaper than here.
                            Some arrangement can be made to re-new road tax in Sabah/Sarawak even though the car is in Peninsular, for example, his C180 is only paying MYR60... while normal 1800cc should be MYR274..
                            Is this legal?
                            Tempting to do the same for my 528i... estimated new road tax is MYR817
                            I spent 4 years of my life in Miri and yes can confirm that it is cheaper by approximately 50% over all range of engines e.g. a 350z a very popular car in Miri pays roadtax of RM1.3k a year, and those 8 litre V12 super premium Ninja Kings pay around 4k I recall!!! However, the rules are clear and that when you ship the car from East to West, you are entitled to only one renewal at the East rate. Subsequent to that, you will have to revert to West Msian rate. This is the LEGAL due process.

                            However, this is Msia Boleh and I am well aware of many who still get runners to renew in the East whilst the car has clearly and will clearly be in the West. What are the repurcussions if you get caught??? As I said, we live in Bolehland

                            All the best to those who wanna exploit this
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                            • #15
                              For the better solution, should reduce w.m roadtax price same as e.m or lowest, than can solve the problem to go to e.m renew lo...
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