Municipal Corporation Property Tax

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Municipal Corporation Property Tax

Here we will guide you through the importance of paying bills and taxes to the government which in return is beneficial for us. 

Property Tax – Why is it important?

A general overview of the taxes paid against owning a property will give you a clear glimpse into the importance of paying property taxes to the government. Let us assume that you own a property in your name which means you are the sole proprietor of that property. You are solely responsible for maintaining and using that property. Now it is up to you whether you want to rent it or sell it or maybe use it for a commercial purpose. However, one thing which you should be aware of is that you are liable to pay a certain amount as taxes either annually or semi-annually to the municipal authority of your region.

By paying the taxes you are following a legal practice. The tax bills and payment receipts act as pieces of evidence that the land or property belongs to you and you are taking proper care to maintain and generate revenue from the property. Moreover, the tax you are liable to pay to the government authorities is supposed to be used in the welfare of public means only. Construction programmes, water supply, drainage system, etc. are all maintained and modified time and again by using the fund raised from the taxes paid to the government by property owners.

Since it is almost impossible for a single government authority to take care of the entire system of property tax collection at the national level, the state government functions as the property tax collection agency at the state levels.  This is also because Municipal Affairs is a state matter.

This implies that the state is divided into various municipalities where the government has allotted different Municipal Corporations to cater to the needs of the people and keep track of the happenings around. One such example of a municipality is the Kalyan Dombivli Municipal Corporation (KDMC) in Maharashtra. The KDMC has eased the process of payment of taxes for the people by establishing a website where the property owners can use the Municipal Corporation Tax Online Payment options.

Services offered at KDMC

Besides being able to check the online status of your tax bills and payment dues, here is a list of other civic amenities served at the online portal of the official KDMC website:

– Payment of Property Taxes online

– Filing a complaint regarding property taxes online

– Generating the KDMC property tax duplicate bill.

– Applications can also be submitted for generating birth certificate and death certificate.

– Appeal for providing substantial water supply and a proper drainage system.

– It also accepts application for self-assessing a property tax return before payment of property taxes. 

– Registration of a new user under the KDMC region can also be done online at this platform.  

How to register at KDMC?

By simply following the below-stated steps, you can register yourself and your property the under the KDMC jurisdiction after which you will be able to manage and pay the tax bills and address other property-related issues online to the municipal body: 

Step 1 – You will have to visit the official website of the KDMC at https://www.kdmc.gov.in/RtsPortal/CitizenHome.html# 

Step 2 – Enter your details on the empty columns displayed. You will have to fill in your name, surname, gender, DOB, email address, mobile number, address, etc. 

Step 3 – After this, you will receive a verification code either on your mobile number or the email address you have provided. Enter the verification code on the empty box.

Step 4 – Select agree on the terms and conditions tab after having read the terms and conditions.

Step 5 – Click on the Submit button to proceed.

Step 6 – On successful registration, you will receive a user id and password for logging in to the online citizen portal of KDMC at https://www.kdmc.gov.in/RtsPortal/CitizenHome.html

Step 7 – Login to generate bills or to make a payment. 

Step 8 – Finally after making the payment you can generate the receipt and take a printout of the receipt for future references.  

Other such examples of the Municipal corporations

Similar to the online portal of the KDMC, other state governments and union territories have also adopted the online platform process for keeping track of properties and payments of taxes or property bills by the property owners. 

The MCG or the Municipal Corporation of Gurgaon is yet another online portal designed to serve the people of Gurgaon, Haryana with the convenience of managing their property records and payments of bills online through this portal. Besides, MCG Property Tax Duplicate Bill can also be generated through the website itself.  

Similar to the KDMC and MCG, you can also pay SDMC Property Tax Online where SDMC stands for the South Delhi Municipal Corporation which is also known to step into the shoes of the Municipal Corporation of Delhi for paying online MCD tax bills of property owners in Delhi.  

FAQs

Q1. What is Nagar Nigam?

Ans. Nagar Nigam is yet another name for a Municipal Corporation. Some of the duties the corporation is associated with are:

– Nagar Nigam Tax Payment 

– The welfare of the public in a municipality by the construction of proper roads

– Providing sufficient water supply

– Setting up a proper drainage system, etc.  

Q2. What is KDMC? 

Ans. KDMC is the abbreviation for Kalyan Dombivli Municipality in Maharashtra. 

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