GHMC Property Tax Online

In Hyderabad, Property Tax is paid to the Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC). The GHMC has an online portal for residents to make tax payments. The rate of tax is calculated based on the area and the type of occupancy.

GHMC Property Tax Online Payment

Follow simple steps to pay GHMC Property Tax

Step 1: Visit https://ptghmconlinepayment.cgg.gov.in/PtOnlinePayment.do

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.

GHMC Property Tax Calculator

There is a GHMC tax calculator at the other end of this link (https://www.ghmc.gov.in/Propertytax.aspx) 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 (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.

Due 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

  • 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.

FAQ's on GHMC Property Tax

  1. Why is it important to pay property tax?
  2. Property tax is payable by property or landowners and comes under the purview of state governments. It is used by the government to improve the infrastructure and develop amenities such as roads, sewage systems, parks, etc.

  3. How often do you have to pay property tax?
  4. Property tax has to be paid on an annual basis.

  5. Are there any benefits to paying the property tax early?
  6. There are discounts offered to those who pay their taxes earlier than the due date, which can vary according to each state government. There are also lucky draws conducted by the GHMC from time to time for those who pay their property taxes regularly.

  7. What are the factors that determine how much property tax I have to pay?
  8. This is determined by a combination of factors such as the market value determined by the government based on the location of the property, the yearly rental value determined by the municipal authority, and the Unit Area Value System (UAS), which is the price fixed per square foot per month multiplied with its built-up area.

  9. Should I pay property tax if my property has been vacant and not occupied by anyone?
  10. There is a vacancy remission of 50% of the property tax which depends on the tax inspector’s field report, which means you will have to pay only half the amount.

News About GHMC Property Tax

  • Telangana launches One Time Scheme for property tax

    In a relief for property tax payers, the Telangana government had announced a One Time Scheme (OTS) and this allows the waiver of 90% of accummulated arrears of the interest component on property tax if it is cleared in one go. This scheme will be taken up in all the 142 Urban Local Bodies (ULBs) including Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) and will be effective from August 1 to September 15. The property tax payers should clear the principle amount of property tax dues till 2019-2020 with 10% interest against accumulated arrears.

    28 July 2020

  • Rs.573 crore collected as property tax by GHMC

    The Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) has collected Rs.573 crore as property tax this financial year under the Early Bird Scheme following the lockdown. This is almost Rs.38 crore higher than the previous year’s collections. The last date for availing 5% rebate on the property tax was 31 May 2020, on which date Rs.52 crore was collected by 8 pm. For those paying online, the facility for availing the rebate was offered till 12 midnight. Owners of buildings were also offered the facility to pay their taxes till 6 pm in person at the Citizen Service Centres and Mee Seva. Within the GHMC limits, there are 13.5 lakh residential structures with total properties amounting to 16.92 lakh.

    In the previous financial year, the total collections in the month of April and May stood at Rs.575 crore while this year collections stood at Rs.573 crore for the same time period. Since online tax payments were allowed till midnight on 31 May, tax officials expect the collections to be even higher during counting in the final tally.

    31 May 2020

  • GHMC collects Rs.167.52 crore property tax under the Early Bird scheme

    The Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) has collected a total of Rs.167.52 crore as property tax under the Early Bird scheme. The collections have swelled after the state government extended the five percent rebate on property tax payments for commercial structures. GHMC has received over Rs.3 crore from such structures since it was announced.

    As per the scheme, you are eligible to get a five percent rebate on payment of property tax for the year 2020-21 before May 31. While the scheme was earlier applicable to only residential properties with a ceiling of Rs.30,000 demand, it has now been extended to non-residential, commercial and mixed properties. The ceiling of Rs.30,000 has also been removed by the state government.

    11 May 2020

  • Rebate of 5 percent announced by Telangana government on property tax in Urban Local Bodies

    The Telangana government on Saturday announced a five percent rebate on payment of property tax for the financial of 2020-21 in all Urban Local Bodies (ULBs) of the state. The rebate will be applicable only on residential property owners with a ceiling of Rs.30,000 property tax per annum. Moreover, the property tax should be paid for the entire financial year along with all pending arrears on or before 31 May. The move is expected to benefit nearly 27 lakh residential property owners. For the previous financial year i.e., 2019-20 the tax collections were around Rs.996 crore in GHMC area and Rs.505.5 crore in ULBs.

    02 May 2020

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