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Increase in motor vehicle licence and other fees takes effect tomorrow

Published:Sunday | March 12, 2017 | 6:13 PM

Motorists are to face increases tomorrow when motor vehicle licence and related fees go up, as part of the government's J$30 billion revenue measure.

An increase in the special consumption tax on petrol will also take effect on Wednesday. 

Both measures are expected to yield a total of nearly J$8 billion to finance the 2017/2018 budget.

Come tomorrow, motor vehicle and driver's licence-related fees for taxis move from J$7,700 to J$9,240.

Motor cars with a cc rating not exceeding 1199 will also pay $9,240, up from $7,700.

Persons who own motor cars with a cc rating exceeding 1199, but not exceeding 2999cc, will now pay J$12,600 to licence their vehicles, up from J$10,500.

And persons seeking to get a general driver's licence will have to pay J$7,200, an increase of J$1,200.

Meanwhile, as on Wednesday, motorists who use unleaded gasolene, both 90 and 87 grades, will pay J$5.67 more per litre, while persons purchasing automotive diesel will have to spend an additional J$6.70 per litre.