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  • GHMC Property Tax

    The Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) has an online portal where one can pay their property taxes online.

    Once on the page, simply select your Circle Number from the drop-down box that’s provided and enter your PTI Number. In case you do not know you PTI number, you can find out what it is by entering the owner’s name, door number and/or the old PTI number. Note that old PTI numbers are 14 digits long and new PTI numbers are 10 digits long.

    Paying your GHMC Property Tax Online:

    It’s a pretty simple and straightforward payment portal:

    Step 1: Select your GHMC circle.

    Step 2: Enter your PTI number in the second box and click submit.

    Step 3: On the next page that loads, details of your arrears, taxable amount, interest on arrears, adjustments, etc. are mentioned. Review these to ensure everything is correct.

    Step 4: Choose a payment method in the drop-down box at the bottom of the page. You can choose between credit card, debit card or net banking to pay off your property tax.

    GHMC Property Tax Calculator:

    There is a GHMC tax calculator at the other end of this link:
    GHMC,which will help you calculate your annual tax after considering your Total Plinth Area and Rent in Rs. / sft / month.

    GHMC Residential Property Tax Calculation:

    To calculate your residential property tax, follow the following steps:

    Step 1: Measure your plinth area (PA). The plinth area is the total built-up area, which includes all covered areas including balconies and garages.

    Step 2: Determine the current rent-per-square-foot in the market for similar properties in your area if the property is self-occupied. If you’ve rented the property out, you must consider the rent per square foot as stated in the rental agreement. This value is your Monthly Rental Value (MRV) per square foot.

    Step 3: Calculate your residential property tax with this formula:

    Annual Property Tax for Residential Property = PA x MRV (per sq.ft.) x 12 x (0.17 – 0.30) depending on the monthly rental value in the below table – 10% depreciation + 8% library cess.

    Monthly Rental Value General Tax Conservancy Tax Lighting Tax Drainage Tax Total
    Up to Rs.50 Exempt Exempt Exempt Exempt Exempt
    Rs.51 – Rs.100 2.00% 9.00% 3.00% 3.00% 17.00%
    Rs.101 – Rs.200 4.00% 9.00% 3.00% 3.00% 19.00%
    Rs.201 – Rs.300 7.00% 9.00% 3.00% 3.00% 22.00%
    Rs.300 and above 15.00% 9.00% 3.00% 3.00% 30.00%

    GHMC Commercial Property Tax Calculation:

    Step 1: Measure your Plinth Area (PA).

    Step 2: The MRV for commercial property is mentioned in the notifications distributed by the GHMC for the fixed monthly rent per square foot in different circles in different taxation zones. The MRV can be found at: GHMC Website Proposed Division of Zones

    Step 3: Calculate the commercial property tax using this formula:

    Annual Property Tax for Commercial Property = 3.5 x PA in sq.ft. x MRV in Rs./sq.ft.

    Also note that:

    • ATMs and cellular towers / hoardings are taxed as commercial property at the maximum with monthly rent of Rs.70 and Rs.50 per square foot, respectively.
    • Educational institutions and hospitals are charged at the minimum with a monthly rent of Rs.8 and Rs.9.50 per square foot, respectively.

    You can also register for self-assessment of property tax in Hyderabad by filling out the online form which requires the following details:

    1. Owner Details:
      • First name.
      • Last name.
      • Phone number and e-mail ID.
      • Circle.
    2. Property Details:
      • Locality name.
      • Street/Road name.
      • Permission number and permission date for the building in question.
      • PIN code and building type (apartment / independent).
      • Door number.
      • Plinth area and floor usage type.

    Taxes can also be paid at e-Seva counters, Citizen Service Centres, State Bank of Hyderabad Branches, Cheques/DDs made in favour of the “Commissioner, GHMC” and to Bill Collectors.

    Rebates and Penalties from GHMC:

    • The GHMC conducts a lucky draw for taxpayers who pay their taxes on time. A lucky draw prize amount of Rs.20,00,000 will be paid to one lucky winner who pays his taxes on time and enters the contest.
    • GHMC has taken the initiative to promote the construction of “green buildings”. The owners of buildings that have rainwater harvesting facilities and generate power using use rooftop solar installations for power back up and heating will receive tax incentives.
    • Late payment of taxes will invite a penalty amount of 2% extra on their bill, every month.

    GHMC Property Tax Exemptions:

    All non-agricultural lands, buildings and structures are liable to be taxed. Although the tax rate varies based on how the property is used, but some properties can be wholly exempted from taxation (or at least receive some concessions).

    • Properties owned by military servicemen, or ex-servicemen are 100% exempt from taxation.
    • Places of religious worship are 100% exempt from taxation.
    • Residential buildings, occupied by their owners, whose annual rental value is no more than Rs.600 are 100% exempted from taxation.
    • Recognized educational institutions (up to std. X) are 100% exempted from taxation.
    • Vacant premises will receive 50% concessions as “vacancy remission” after a field report has been generated by the tax inspector.

    News About GHMC Property Tax

    • GHMC property tax to be collected from Govt buildings

      The Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation, in an attempt to ease its financial crisis, has targeted government buildings for the collection of property tax. With the new programme, GHMC targets to generate Rs. 500 crore this fiscal. They estimate that government buildings have unpaid property tax dues that amount to Rs. 180 crore.

      B Janardhan Reddy, GHMC Commissioner, stated that they will re-assess properties that were listed with property tax less than Rs. 1200 per annum, and look to enhance the tax rates. This was earlier done in 2002 and 2007, and this year the enhancement is estimated to increase revenues by Rs. 100 crore.

      He also said that the GHMC plans to re-assess several residential complexes and trade license applications, in order to further boost the revenue. Bill collectors will perform all necessary verifications, link PTIN, identify where PTIN is not furnished and revise property tax retrospectively.

      19th September, 2016

    • GHMC All Set To Launch New Integrated Mobile App

      The Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) is going to launch an all new integrated mobile application called ‘My GHMC’. The mobile app will provide services such as payment of trade license fee, property tax, download of birth and death certificates, submission of civic related complaints such as potholes, manholes, streetlights, etc., as well as viewing status of LRS (Layout Regularisation Scheme) applications.

      The mobile app will be launched by KT Rama Rao, Minister for MAUD (Municipal Administration and Urban Development) at the GHMC head office. Citizens will now be able to post their grievances through the app as well as add pictures to support their complaints through their smart phones. The app also enables residents and traders to calculate the property tax and trade license fee.

      3rd August 2016

    • GHMC adopts special measures to increase tax collection; it is up by 33 percent

      Hyderabad: Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) has taken up a distinct drive to augment incomes. As part of this drive, GHMC has already begun executing steps such as Tsunami Survey, to identify constructions which stayed unevaluated under tax net and has not paid the property tax completely or partly. Numerous steps are adopted by GHMC are getting good results. The rise in the collection by 33 percent stands testimony to it. Until now, GHMC amassed INR 273 crore as property tax this year compared to the INR 205 crore gathered in the year before.

      13th July 2016

    • Hyderabad Municipal Corporation Records 38 percent Spike in Tax Collections

      The Greater Hyderabad Municipal Municipal Corporation has recorded an aggregate property tax collection of Rs.300 crores between April 1 to June 28. Speaking to the media, GHMC Commissioner made this announcement to the press. It must be noted that the corporation held weekly bumper draws on property tax in association with State Bank of Hyderabad.

      Compared to previous year, the city corporation has seen a hike of Rs.83 crores in tax collection which is 38.2% increase. On the flipside, collection on the Trade and License Fee front has fallen. The collections stood at Rs.23.19 crores this year when compared to Rs.28.48 rounded up in 2015-16. Property taxes paid before June 30 this year will not attract any penalty.

      30th June 2016

    • Hyderabad Received No Tax Compensation From State

      The Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) has not even received 5 percent of its allocated budget during the financial year 2015-16. Of the Rs.378.34 crore bequeathed to GHMC, only Rs. 11.85 crore was released by the TRS government.

      According to CPM Greater Hyderabad Central City Committee Secretary M Srinivas, under the last financial year budget, GHMC was allocated Rs.55 crore from professional tax as compensation, Rs.22 crore as property tax on government buildings, Rs.66 lakh as Motor Vehicle Tax, Rs.3.30 crore as property tax compensation, Rs.155 crore as slum free-SCST and Rs.95 crore as slum free-TSP. None of this money had come to Hyderabad, he said.

      Srinivas slammed the State Government for making false claims of developing Hyderabad as an international city.

      15th June 2016

    • GHMC enjoys higher Property Tax collection with its lucky draw scheme

      Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation had launched a lucky draw scheme in the hope of collecting more funds as property tax. The scheme has taken off well and has actually boosted tax collection. For the lucky draw that is supposed to happen on the 8th of June, the corporation has already collected an amount of Rs.313.86 lakhs from over 10,000 properties in the city. GHMC has planned weekly lucky draws to encourage payment of property tax for both residential and commercial properties.

      Weekly lucky draws are scheduled for 8th, 16th, 23rd June and 1st July. Property tax collection is a big challenge for municipal corporations across the country since mapping mushrooming properties is a challenging task.

      8th June 2016

    • GHMC entices taxpayers through a bumper offer

      Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation has been able to collect Rs.213.41 crore as property tax through their early bird rebate scheme for the year 2016-17. Going by this success, the corporation is contemplating a bumper prize for taxpayers who will clear their property tax dues early. GHMC hopes to collect another Rs.200 crore by making use of this offer.

      Taxpayers who clear their property tax payments before 1st of July 2016 will be eligible to avail this bumper offer. From July 2nd, a penalty fee of 5 per cent will be applicable for taxpayers who have pending property tax payments. GHMC is seeking to lure as many taxpayers as possible and thereby increase property tax revenue generation. The potential for property tax collection is huge however, delays in tax payment is making things difficult for the GHMC.

      31st May 2016

    • IT hurdle faced by GHMC in its paperless plan

      GHMC or The Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation is facing an issue with the technology department. Numerous residents who come under the GHMC were awaiting a certain amount of refund on their property taxes when it was communicated that due to a technical glitch, their property taxes did not even reach the GHMC.

      None of the people who paid their property tax got any confirmation from the civic body. Angry customers have taken to various consumer forums to vent out their anger against the GHMC. In a survey held by the Annual Survey of Indian Cities, Hyderabad received a meagre score of 1.7 out of 10 for the use of information technology in its operations. There are around 700 individuals for whom the property tax never reached the GHMC and the organization is now looking into ways to get this error rectified. On further probing it was found that the issue was with the cloud computing software that was being used. The error has now been rectified and fresh online payments are being made smoothly.

      25th May 2016

    • TRS Planning to raise GHMC Property Tax

      The TRS has now announced a revision in the property tax with the objective of “revising the under-assessed properties and remove inequalities in the tax payment”. This would result in a significant revenue for the corporation. A considerable number of residential properties will end up paying higher property tax amounts once the revision is enforced.

      The Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) declared exemption of certain residential buildings from paying tax before the Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) elections a few months ago. Owners who were paying Rs. 1,200 per year as property tax had to pay only Rs. 101, while the GHMC suffered a revenue loss of Rs. 87 crore in 2015-16 in 18 circles.

      18th May 2016

    • Hyderabad Collects Rs. 200 Crore as Property Tax

      The property tax collection of Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) until April 30 this year is Rs. 200 crore. The corporation introduced an early bird scheme under which those who pay their property tax by April 30 would get a 5 percent discount on the total amount. The corporation said around 2.4 lakh people paid their tax under the early bird scheme. Many big corporate companies and banks also paid their property tax under the scheme. In the previous fiscal, GHMC collected Rs. 177 crore under a similar scheme.

      The GHMC registered a revenue loss of Rs. 20 crore as property tax of up to Rs. 1,200 were waived for property owners.

      10th May 2016


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