Tax Structure for Buses

This page provides information on taxes for buses. 

Registration Fee (RF)

S$220

Additional Registration Fee (ARF)

 

    - Omnibus

5% of OMV, unless otherwise approved by LTA

    - Excursion Bus

    - Private Bus

    - Private Hire Bus

    - School Bus

5% of OMV

Certificate of Entitlement (COE)

 

    - Omnibus

    - School Bus

Exempted

    - Excursion Bus

    - Private Bus

    - Private Hire Bus

Bid in Category C or E

Excise Duty

Exempted

Life Span for:

 

    - Omnibus

17 years

    - Excursion Bus

    - Private Bus

    - Private Hire Bus

    - School Bus

20 years

AWC Permit Fee
(for school buses only)


S$10

Preferential Additional
Registration Fee (PARF)

No PARF Rebate


Calculating Your Road Tax

Special tax is not applicable to buses.

All Singapore-registered vehicles must have a valid road tax at all times. Here's how you can calculate the Road Tax for your bus.

 

Type of Buses

 

Maximum Laden Weight
(metric tonne)

6-Monthly Road Tax

Diesel
(From 1 August 2016 to 31 July 2017 And From 1 August 2020)

Green and Petrol
(From 1 August 2016)

30 seats or less

mlw < 3.5

S$319

S$255

3.5 < mlw < 7

S$328

S$262

7 < mlw < 11

S$362

S$289

11 < mlw < 16

S$489

S$391

16 < mlw < 20 (3 axles)

S$553

S$442

16 < mlw < 20 (2 axles)

S$850

S$680

20 < mlw < 26 (3 axles)

S$765

S$612

31 seats or more

3.5 < mlw < 7

S$434

S$347

7 < mlw < 11

S$468

S$374

11 < mlw < 16

S$595

S$476

16 < mlw < 20 (3 axles)

S$553

S$442

16 < mlw < 20 (2 axles)

S$850

S$680

20 < mlw <  26 (3 axles)

S$765

S$612

* For the same maximum laden weight (mlw), a 2-axle vehicle will cause more road damage than a 3-axle vehicle because of the higher loading per axle.

Owners of diesel buses (except omni-buses under LTA’s contracts for public bus services) will be granted road tax rebates for a three-year period from 1 August 2017 to 31 July 2020. A 100 per cent road tax rebate will be granted in the first year, followed by 75 per cent in the second year and 25 per cent in the third year. Please refer to Press Release for more information.


Road Tax Rates for Diesel and Diesel Hybrid (e.g. Diesel-Electric) Buses (from 1 August 2017 to 31 July 2020)

 

Type of Buses

 

Maximum Laden Weight
(metric tonne)

6-Monthly Road Tax Payable for Diesel and Diesel Hybrid Buses

From 1 August 2017 to 31 July 2018

After 100% road tax rebate

From 1 August 2018 to 31 July 2019

After 75% road tax rebate

From 1 August 2019 to 31 July 2020

After 25% road tax rebate

30 seats or less

mlw < 3.5

S$0

S$80

S$240

3.5 < mlw < 7

S$0

S$82

S$246

7 < mlw < 11

S$0

S$91

S$272

11 < mlw < 16

S$0

S$123

S$367

16 < mlw < 20 (3 axles)

S$0

S$139

S$415

16 < mlw < 20 (2 axles)

S$0

S$213

S$638

20 < mlw < 26 (3 axles)

S$0

S$192

S$574

31 seats or more

3.5 < mlm < 7

S$0

S$109

S$326

7 < mlw < 11

S$0

S$117

S$351

11 < mlw < 16

S$0

S$149

S$447

16 < mlw < 20 (3 axles)

S$0

S$139

S$415

16 < mlw < 20 (2 axles)

S$0

S$213

S$638

20 < mlw < 26 (3 axles)

S$0

S$192

S$574

Read more about Road Tax at ONE.MOTORING


Additional Cash Rebates for Diesel School Buses and Private Hire/Excursion Buses used for Ferrying School Children

Diesel school buses and private hire/excursion buses which are used to ferry school children between 1 August 2017 and 31 July 2020 will receive an additional cash rebate. Please refer to Press Release for more information.


Road Tax Surcharge (For Vehicles Over 10 Years)

For vehicles more than 10 years old, a Road Tax Surcharge is payable in addition to the Road Tax.

Age of Vehicle

Annual Road Tax Surcharge

More than 10 years old

10% of Road Tax

More than 11 years old

20% of Road Tax

More than 12 years old

30% of Road Tax

More than 13 years old

40% of Road Tax

More than 14 years old

50% of Road Tax


Road Tax Late Renewal Fee Structure

If your Road Tax is renewed after its expiry date, a late fee will be charged. The amount of late fee payable is as follows:

Late Payment Fee (1st Month)

Offer of Composition (>1 Month)

Warrant Fee (>2.5 Months)

Additional Offer of Composition
(>3 Months)

S$50

S$50

S$20

S$150

It is an offence for anyone to keep or use a vehicle without a valid Road Tax. In addition, a Road Tax late renewal fee will be imposed once the Road Tax of a vehicle expires. Escalation of additional penalty fees and fines will be further imposed if the Road Tax remains unpaid.

A warrant to seize the vehicle will be issued once the Road Tax is not paid 2.5 months from its expiry date.

If the Road Tax remains unpaid, LTA will take legal action against the vehicle owner. A vehicle that is seized by LTA will be auctioned off to recover the tax and fees due.

Learn more about Timely Renewal of Road Tax and Vehicle Insurance at ONE.MOTORING