The consistent one-year exercise of the civic officials has now permitted a majority of residents to pay their property taxes online. Residents can find their registered properties online by logging in through their Unique ID numbers in a computerization project that has now eliminated the manual arrangement of payment of property tax.
NOW ALL THE PROPERTY DETAILS WILL BE ONLINE!
The online tax payment system has each and every detail of every property within the tax ambit, like its area, open area, covered area, total floors, taxable area, as well as the details of filing property tax, amount, and vacant plots. This smart move was truly crucial as the missing tax documents and receipts had earlier become the reason of fights between the municipal corporation (MC) and property owners due to the over amount and tax-related details. Now, finally, property owners can pay property taxes online without any hassle.
AROUND 75% TAXABLE PROPERTIES HAVE FILED COMPUTERIZED
An MC official briefed, “We have computerized around 75% files of taxable properties. The number of residential properties is more than 90%. Most owners of residential properties have deposited their amount and pending arrears too. People who are not depositing their dues on time, their records are going to the system. We will issue notices to those who have not paid the tax”.
NOW EVERYTHING IS ONLINE, SO NO HASSLES TO KEEP THE RECEIPTS!
Gone are the days, when you have to face issues like flaws in the documentation, lost tax receipts, ambiguity in the amount, etc. All these issues happened due to the manual tax submission system. Civic Councilors had raised this concern a number of times, pointing out that property owners had paid the property tax but they usually lose their receipts due to some reasons, which made them pay the property tax again.
But, the online system has made lives simpler for all. From now onwards, you don’t have to stand in a long queue to pay your property tax at the tax office.
You should also understand that all types of real estate assets are taxable. Be it a commercial property, residential property, or just even a plot; if you are an owner of any kind of real estate project, you are liable to pay the property tax for the same every year.
Thanks to the online property tax payment system, now you would not have to visit a municipal office to pay your property tax. All the different municipality departments now have their own official online websites. You can pay property tax online at their websites within few clicks.
Let us also learn about the documents required for paying property tax and what are the steps you should follow to pay property tax online:
DOCUMENTS REQUIRED FOR PAYING PROPERTY TAX ONLINE
- You don’t have to submit any documents while paying property tax online if you have the property tax bill.
- This tax bill is generally delivered by the municipality authority to the address of the property owner.
- Tax bill has all the required details that you would need while paying property tax online.
Now that you have learned about the documentation, check out the steps involved in paying property tax online.
Follow the below Steps for Paying Property Tax Online:
1: Visit the Official Website of Your Municipality
2: Look for Property Tax Option
3: Enter Your Property Tax Number
4: Verify Details
5: Select Payment Method
6: Receive Challan
ONLINE PROPERTY TAX PAYMENT IS QUICK AND HASSLE-FREE!
As you know every municipality corporation has now its own website, but, the online property tax process can be slightly different from what is mentioned above. However, usually, in most cases, it is exactly the same or less. The online property tax payment system is very simple and lets you do the payment within a few minutes.
This facility brings a wide range of payment options such as net banking, debit/credit card of any bank through which e-payment can be made by the property owners for their water and electricity bills, besides property tax.
So, make sure you always pay the property tax on time before the due date as late payments can lead to fines which are as high as 20%.
Written by: Neha Rampal