Property Tax GHMC 2021-22

In Hyderabad, Property Tax is paid to the Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC). The GHMC has an online portal for residents to make GHMC Property tax payments. The rate of tax is calculated based on the area and the type of occupancy. Property taxpayers of Hyderabad can pay through both online and offline modes. The penalty of 2% is charged on individuals who have not paid property tax GHMC on time.

Steps to Pay Property tax GHMC Online

Follow simple steps to pay GHMC Property Tax

Step 1: Visit https://www.ghmc.gov.in/

Step 2: Click Property Tax Payment from Menu.

Step 3: Enter your PTI number and click submit.

Step 4: 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 5: 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.

How to Calculate GHMC Property Tax Payment?

The house tax of residential and commercial properties in Hyderabad Corporation was calculated based on the Gross Annual Rental Value. It is based on the type of property, the built-up area of your building, usage of the property, and location.

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.

GHMC property tax rates

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 (https://www.ghmc.gov.in/proposed_div_zones.aspx).

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.

Hyderabad 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.

Last date to pay the GHMC Property Tax 

Given below is the due date for the payment of the GHMC Property Tax and the penalties you will incur if you delay the payment: 

  • The last date for the bi-annual payment of GHMC Property Tax is 31st July and 15th October. 
  • An interest of 2% p.m. will be charged if you delay the payment of GHMC Property Tax. 

Rebates and Penalties from GHMC tax

  • 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.

Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation Zones and Circles

S.NO Name of Zone Name Of circle
1 East Zone Kapra, Uppal, Hayathnagar, LBNagar, SaroorNagar
2 South Zone Malakpet, Santoshnagar, Chandrayangutta, Charminar, Falaknuma, Rajendra Nagar
3 Central Zone Mehdipatnam, Karwan, Goshamahal, Musheerabad, Amberpet, Khairatabad, Jubilee Hills, Yousufguda
4 West Zone Gachibowli, Serilingampally, RC Puram, Patancheruvu, Moosapet, Kukatpally
5 North Zone Qutbullapur, Gajularamaram, Alwal, Malkajgiri, Secunderabad, Begumpet

FAQs on Property Tax GHMC

1. what is the official web address to pay GHMC property tax online?

The official website to pay GHMC property taxis https://www.ghmc.gov.in/Propertytax.aspx.

2. Is it possible to pay GHMC house tax Offline?

Property tax GHMC payment can be made either online or offline mode.

3. What is the last date to pay the GHMC Property Tax?

The last date for the half-yearly payment of GHMC Property Tax is 31st July and 15th October.

4. Where to find GHMC Tax Payment Details?

On the GHMC website under the " search your property tax" option, you have to Enter the circle number and other details like PTIN Number, Name of Owner, and the Door No to know tax payment details.

5. What happens if you delay the GHMC house tax payment?

The interest of 2% per month on the due amount is the penalty if you fail to pay Property tax GHMC.

News About GHMC Property Tax

  • To Make Up for the Lack of Money, the GHMC is Considering a New Property Tax Scheme

    On property tax payment, the GHMC is set to restore its One-Time Settlement (OTS) plan. It is willing to waive up to 90% of accumulated property tax arrears if taxpayers pay only 10% interest on overall dues through 2020–21. When the civic council first established this scheme, it was only able to raise Rs240 crores. Officials are hoping to raise Rs 500 crore this time around.

    12 October 2021

  • GHMC Plans to use Self-assessment Mode for Property Tax

    The Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) plans to adopt a citizen-friendly way of generating its revenue. GHMC plans to abandon the traditional way of bill collectors visiting different sites. Bill collectors personally measured the site for years before uploading the information to the GHMC website to calculate the property tax amount. The current plan is for property owners to perform a thorough self-assessment of property tax for new structures, as well as a revision of the existing tax in the case of an increased built-up area. Currently, both self-assessments, as well as physical verification, is provided by the GHMC.

    10 August 2021

  • Telangana govt. reduces the percentage of HRA to 24 percent within GHMC limits

    The state government has reduced the percentage of House Rent Allowance (HRA). Within GHMC limits, the percentage has been reduced to 24 percent from the existing 30 percent. The development comes after the government had lifted the ceiling on payment of House Rent Allowance (HRA) to its employees. The government has also enhanced the maximum limit of retirement gratuity to Rs.16 lakh from the existing Rs.12 lakh. However, there is no clarity regarding the date from which it will be implemented

    While employees working in the GHMC limits will get 24 per cent of their basic pay as HRA, those working in towns where population is more than two lakh will get 17 per cent of the basic pay as HRA. Towns where the population is between 50,000 and two lakh, employees will get 13 per cent of the basic pay as HRA while in areas where the population is below 50,000, employees will get 11 per cent of basic pay as HRA.

    21 June 2021

  • GHMC property tax to be paid by 31 March

    Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) announced that property tax dues have to be paid by 31 March for all dues up to the years 2019 to 2020. This should be paid before the deadline for the One Time Settlement (OTS) scheme under which up to 90% interest waiver on the outstanding amount can be availed. The target property tax collection is Rs.1900 crore out of which a collection of Rs.1,481.1 crore has been completed so far. The property tax payment can be done online or through the GHMC mobile app. It can also be done offline at any of the GHMC citizen service centres, called Mee Seva.

    26 March 2021

  • Telangana citizens can pay property tax via WhatsApp

    The Telangana Commissioner and Director of Municipal Administration (CDMA) launched a Whatsapp channel which will help ease the process of tax payment for those in the state. The service will be free and it will have up-to-date information about taxes.

    01 March 2021

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