Fuel-Wallet GaugeAs all of you probably know by now, those who own a car with an engine displacement of 2000cc and below, and have a road tax disc which will be renewable from the 1st of April 2008 and the 31st of March 2009 will be eligible to a RM625 cash subsidy in the form of a postal order.

Those who have already renewed their road tax between the 1st of April this year up to the 31st of May 2008 will be able to pay a visit to one of 683 post offices nationwide and claim your cash subsidy. For those whose road tax expires after the 31st of May 2008 all the way up to the 31st of March 2009, collection of subsidy can be done from the 1st of July 2008 onwards.

All you need to do is bring your IC and the post office will look it up in the JPJ database to see if you qualify for the subsidy. Identity will be verified using fingerprints, and you will be paid in cash. Money orders will be mailed to those who send an appointed third party to claim the subsidy.

UPDATE: There is one additional piece of information which I believe has not been released before. A person can only receive subsidies for a maximum amount of 5 vehicles, which can be a combination of motorcycles, trucks or cars. If you have more than 5 vehicles, you will not get subsidies for all of the vehicle’s road tax.

For more information click the two links below:
Petrol Subsidy Claim Fact Sheet
Petrol Subsidy Claim Process Flowchart

Oil prices and subsidies: an explanation by the National Economic Action Council