JPJ's earnings third-highest amongst gov't agencies – department aiming to collect above RM5 bil in 2023 –

Collections by the road transport department (JPJ) make the agency one of the highest revenue earners for the government. According to its director-general Datuk Zailani Hashim, its revenue collection last year placed the department third in income generated by government agencies, as Bernama reports.

“Last year, we collected RM4.92 billion (originally reported as RM4.89 billion). JPJ’s collection is one of the highest in the country after the customs department and the inland revenue board (LHDN). If we go by last year’s statistics, we managed to collect an average of RM11 million a day,” he said.

He said the department was aiming to go past the RM5 billion mark in 2023. “This year, we are confident of being able to collect more than RM5 billion taking into account the digitalisation initiatives and programmes launched by JPJ for the community,” he stated.

He said road tax and driving licence renewals were the main contributors to income, making up more than 60% of the revenue. Other revenue contributors included its JPJeBiD electronic vehicle number plate bidding system and vehicle registration fees.

In 2021, the department collected RM4.004 billion in revenue, while its total collection for 2020 was RM4.1 billion.

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