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Of taxes, COE prices and a dreaded virus

What are the possible scenarios when COE bidding resumes after unprecedented suspension?

ST ILLUSTRATION: MANNY FRANCISCO

For the first time since they were implemented, Electronic Road Pricing (ERP) and the vehicle quota system have been completely suspended this month as Singapore's war against the Covid-19 pandemic escalates.

This will have a significant impact on government revenue from vehicle-related taxes and duties.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on April 19, 2020, with the headline 'Of taxes, COE prices and a dreaded virus'. Print Edition | Subscribe