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Now, online self-assessment system for property tax payers

In order to resolve citizens’ difficulties and provide transparency in the assessment of property tax procedure, Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) has decided to provide online self-assessment system to the people of the city.

Published: 21st February 2017 02:07 AM  |   Last Updated: 21st February 2017 05:40 AM   |  A+A-

By Express News Service

HYDERABAD:In order to resolve citizens’ difficulties and provide transparency in the assessment of property tax procedure, Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) has decided to provide online self-assessment system to the people of the city.

The tax payer can submit the application, ‘e-registrations of property tax-self assessment form’ for tax assessment through GHMC’s website - www.ghmc.gov.in.
“It has come to the notice of the GHMC commissioner that the property owners, who constructed new structures in GHMC limits and are willing to pay property taxes promptly are facing problems in assessing their residential and non-residential property due to various reasons. Hence, the decision to provide online self-assessment system has been taken,” officials said.
Citizens are not able to approach the tax officials in office, as most of the time they outdoor for tax collection and other activities.
Some tax officials do not respond properly and demand consideration illegally from the citizens for assessing the property tax.

For filing the self-assessment application, citizens have to follow step-by-step method where mobile number is mandatory and a OTP will be generated to the registered mobile number. Once OTP is typed, the application form will be displayed, the ownership and property details are to be entered.
The building permissions and the deviations should be entered correctly. The approximate calculation of property tax with details of unit rates, zone and sub zone will be displayed. The application will then be sent to the deputy commissioner login.
The deputy commissioner will send the concerned official to approach the owner, collect relevant documents and assess the property tax as per norms.
According to GHMC officials, there are over 50,000 to 60,000 structures found to unassessed in the GHMC limits. Every year 20,000 to 30,000 new houses, flats or other structures are established, they added.



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