GST Refunds for Nine Regulatory Fees

News Releases 14 Feb 2024 LTA fees GST refund

          As announced by the Ministry of Finance, the Land Transport Authority (LTA) will be refunding the Goods and Services Tax (GST) charged for nine fees that are regulatory in nature for payments made within the last five years since 1 January 2019. These fees, for which GST should not be charged, are no longer charged GST.

2.       The GST refund process will be carried out progressively from 1 March to 30 June 2024. The amount of wrongly charged GST to be refunded is estimated to be about $12,000 per year. The amount wrongly charged from 1 January 2019 to 13 February 2024 will automatically be refunded.

3.        The nine fees include application fees for major modifications of existing vehicles, such as engine and transmission changes (manual to automatic and vice-versa) or the conversion of bi-fuel (petrol-compressed natural gas) to petrol vehicle. Others include the application fee for an existing Private Hire Car Driver’s Vocational Licence holder converting to a Taxi Driver Vocational Licence. Please refer to Annex A for details on the nine fees.

4.        LTA will credit refunds, ranging from $0.70 to $42.70 per transaction, to eligible recipients with bank accounts registered with LTA or valid PayNow (NRIC/FIN/UEN) accounts. Upon successful crediting of the refunds, LTA will notify recipients through e-notification and SMS, or hardcopy letters. For recipients for whom LTA does not have bank account information, or where the information is not updated, LTA will notify recipients to update their bank account details via the OneMotoring website or to register their PayNow (NRIC/FIN/UEN) account at their bank and inform LTA.

5.        To protect the public against scams, all LTA notifications will not bear any clickable links. LTA will also not reach out to the public via phone calls to request any personal information.

6.        For public queries on LTA’s GST refunds, please contact LTA at or call the LTA hotline at 6225-5582.

Annex A:  List of LTA fees and Recipients
Annex B:  Frequently Asked Questions

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