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Road tax renewal is part and parcel of owning a car in Singapore. If yours is due for renewal soon, here are four convenient ways to do it.
It's a well-known fact that car ownership in Singapore is extremely costly and part of it is attributed to the road tax that every Singapore-registered vehicle must have.
Before you proceed to renew your road tax, you need to fulfil all the pre-requisites. Ensure that you've cleared all parking and traffic fines, passed a vehicle inspection at one of the authorised centres and your vehicle is insured for the full period of the new road tax. You can then check your road tax fee and renew it for 6 or 12 months through one of the following quick and simple methods.
1. AXS Stations
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The service is only available from 6am to 12 midnight daily. With 900 stations all around Singapore, you can conveniently renew your road tax by finding the one nearest to you. Remember to check that you've fulfilled all the renewal pre-requisites at least 3 working days in advance.
2. SingPost or Road Tax Collection Centre
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Visit any SingPost or road tax collection centres located island-wide to pay your road tax in person. You need to produce original copies of your road tax renewal notice, vehicle inspection certificate, and certificate of insurance (CI) or cover note (CN). If you're driving an off-peak car, you also need to bring along your number plate inspection certificate.
Simply fill up the application form and submit to LTA at least 1.5 months before your road tax expiry date. Make sure that you've fulfilled the renewal pre-requisites by the deadline indicated in your GIRO payment schedule that will be sent to you approximately one month before your road tax expires. You also need to have sufficient funds in your designated bank account on the GIRO deduction date. Click here for more information on the GIRO payment scheme.
To renew your road tax on LTA/ONE.MOTORING website, you'll need a valid credit/debit card (VISA or Mastercard) or DBS/POSB, Citibank, OCBC/Plus!, Standard Chartered Bank or UOB internet banking account (eNETS debit) with sufficient funds. You also need to ensure that the pre-requisites have been fulfilled at least 3 working days in advance. Do note that the online service is only accessible from 6am to 12 midnight daily. Click here if you need further guidance on the online process.
If you fail to renew your road tax before the expiry date, you'll have to face serious consequences. Late penalty fees will be imposed on you, worse still, you may be prosecuted for keeping and/or using a vehicle without a valid road tax which carries a maximum fine of $2,000.
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