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Jakarta Post

Jakarta to raise vehicle ownership transfer fees

  • News Desk

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Fri, February 8, 2019   /   04:56 pm
Jakarta to raise vehicle ownership transfer fees Vehicles get stuck in traffic on Jl. MH Thamrin, Central Jakarta, on Wednesday, prompting some drivers to use the busway lane. (The Jakarta Post/PJ Leo )

The Jakarta administration has recommended that vehicle ownership transfer fees for new vehicles be increased to 12.5 percent of a vehicle’s price.

Jakarta Tax and Levy Agency (BPRD) head Faisal Syafruddin said the fee for new vehicles in the city was currently 10 percent of a vehicle's price.

“We are recommending [the increase],” he said at City Hall, Central Jakarta, on Thursday as quoted by

Faisal said the recommendation had been through agreement between regional income agencies in Java and Bali.

The Jakarta administration has submitted the draft of the new bylaw to control fee increases. 

“We hope the City Council will approve the draft immediately because it will contribute to our income,” Faisal said.

Around 4.7 million Jakartans have not reregistered their vehicles - some 700,000 of them four-wheeled vehicles - amounting to Rp 2 trillion (US$136.9 million) in unpaid dues last year. It was an increase from 2017, when BPRD recorded that owners of 3.8 million vehicles -  3.2 million motorcycles and 600,000 cars - were behind in their vehicle tax payments. (gis)