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Of taxes, COE prices and a dreaded virus

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

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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. Subscribe