Now, property tax at the click of a mouse

Property owners can calculate their property tax sitting in the comfort of their homes. Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation is coming out with a new software on its website, which will enable property owners to arrive at the amount of their property tax at the click of a mouse.

All that they have to do is to provide details of their property and its location in the city. The in-built system in the software will calculate the tax, based on the built-up area and locality status and give the figure, the total amount of tax payable by the owner.

The civic body will provide a “link” on its website for the owners.

Once the owners upload information, later the tax wing officials will visit the house or apartment and measure the built-up area on the ground and make corrections if the information given by the owner on website is more, or less, in terms of the plinth area.

This new hyper-link will soon be provided on the civic body’s website www.ghmc.gov.in, sparing the owners the ordeal of running around the municipal offices for assessment of property tax and inclusion of their properties in the tax data of the corporation.

GHMC commissioner M.T. Krishna Babu said the civic body officials should be the first to reach the property owners instead of waiting for them to approach the taxmen for assessment.

Once the owners upload the details, taxmen can visit the place and give their tax assessments after proper measurements of the house or flat. This facility will also allow the owners of existing properties to get the tax revised on their properties by uploading correct details of the plinth area.

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