Property Tax in Delhi:
Paying your property tax in Delhi isnt as cumbersome or annoying as you may think it is. The Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD), has made it really simple to make payments through their online portal. The department has been trifurcated into the North Delhi Municipal Corporation, East Delhi Municipal Corporation and South Delhi Municipal Corporation to ensure smooth and easy transactions, and to lower the burden of administration that falls on just one department.
Property tax in Delhi is charged by the Delhi Municipal Corporation on all land and property that comes within its purview. Every year, the DMC announces a deadline by which time all taxes must be paid.
Paying MCD Property Tax Online:
- Step 1: This link https://www.mcdpropertytax.in/index.php will take you to a page in which you must select which trifurcated Municipal Corporation department you need to pay your taxes to (North, East or South).
- Step 2: Select the appropriate department based on your location.
- Step 3: Find the link that says Online Serviceson the bottom-right of the page.
- Step 4: Find the Property Tax section and select Online filing of property tax return.
- Step 5: Read the terms and conditions page, check the box confirming you have read them and click on the button that says Click here to file Property Tax (year).
- Step 6: Enter your Property ID in the box provided. You can find your Property ID on older Property Tax Challans/receipts. If you dont have a Property ID, click on the link at the bottom of the page.
- Step 7: If you have your property ID, enter it and go on to the next page. If you dont, fill out the form with all the details relating to your property. It is advisable to keep your property documents handy while filling out the form.
- Step 8: You will be directed to a page containing information about your property under an Ownership details document thats generated based on the information you have input and an automatic calculation will tell you how much you have to pay as tax.
- Step 9: Choose one of the payment options (cash, cheque, DD). There is an option to take a print out, its recommended that you do. You can also edit the Ownership details report in case something is wrong.
- Step 10: Click on Generate Challan (but make sure your details have all been entered correctly) and the official challan will be displayed, ready to print.
The online payment portal was created in order to establish and use a unique property identification code for every property in Delhi. The online tool also monitors and accordingly updates property tax arrears and penalties, in addition to calculating late fees and interest amounts.
Details about property tax policies, laws, property tax rates, unit area values, taxable property types, exemption and rebate criteria, etc. are available through the link provided above.
Paying MCD Property Tax Offline:
If you dont wish to pay the property tax online, you can pay it at one of 800 strategically placed ITZ cash counters all across Delhi. You will instantly be issued a receipt after your offline payment which will contain a property tax ID which you must use for all future tax payments.
Please also note that if you do not remember or do not use your previously allotted ID, the system will allot a new one to you and this will create a whole new host of problems for you during future tax payments, and may even attract punitive action.
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News About MCD Property Tax
Amnesty scheme for property tax in New Delhi
The three municipal corporations of New Delhi have developed an amnesty scheme which will provide a waiver of interest and penalties on property tax, if the arrears are paid before February 28th, 2017. This scheme could be availed from the 19th of November. The amnesty scheme will extend beyond February, but under certain conditions. Arrears being paid after March 1st will have a total waiver on the penalty, but 50% of the total interest applicable would need to be paid. This scheme is applicable to all properties, residential or commercial. Presently, property tax has arrears of Rs.2,700 crore with the three municipal corporations. The municipal corporations will be accepting old Rs.500 and Rs.1,000 currency notes for payment to encourage individuals to clear their property tax before the end of March, 2017.
Interest and Penalty Waived Off by MCD in Delhi
The standing committees of the Municipal Corporations of Delhi (MCD) has recently announced that it will waive off the interest and penalty on property tax arrears that are payable till February 28, 2017. The waiver can be availed by residents of Delhi in all the 3 MCDs. This waiver will be in effect until March 31, 2017, but after February 28, 2017 people will have to pay 50% of the interest on their property tax. The scheme is available for all types of properties. The MCD has decided petition for waivers will be disposed of within a period of 15 days.
3 Municipal corporations in Delhi Experienced High Property Tax Collection
Three municipal corporations in Delhi experienced a tax collection for property over Rs.3 crore collectively, in 2 days after the announcement was made for allowing old Rs. 500 and Rs. 1,000 currency notes for property tax up to November 14. According to sources, North Corporation made a collection of Rs.1.17 crore, East Corporation collected Rs.51 lakhs while South Corporation collected the highest being Rs.2.52 crore.
Delhi Municipal Corporation to Charge Not Cleaning Empty Plots or Flats
In case your home or plot is deserted and not resided for years leading to garbage accumulation in your property, you will be charged a penalty in case you do not have it cleaned. There are many plots and properties that are unused or even abandoned, not only leading to garbage accumulation in east Delhi will face charges but they also have to get dirt or water accumulated in the area cleaned by the corporation and the cost would be incurred to the property tax of plot or land owners. This is majorly to fight the mosquito breeding ground that these areas create.
NDMC takes possession of properties of tax defaulters
The North Delhi Municipal Corporation attached around 450 properties that failed to pay MCD property tax in the last fiscal. Dedicated teams have also been formed to recover all outstanding dues, such as transfer duty and stamp duty.
Praveen Gupta, NDMC Commissioner stated that more than 125 commercial establishments have failed to pay transfer duty, which has resulted in financial losses to the municipal corporation. Transfer duty is a surcharge on stamp duty at a rate not exceeding 5% of the total amount specified in the DMC Act. It must be paid in the sale or transfer of an immovable property.
Gupta said that individuals and builders are required to pay the tax owed to the corporation, as this contributes to the development of the municipality and the provision of civic amenities.
MCD Exempts Vijay Goelâ€™s Haveli by discounting Rs 25 crore tax for 750 houses
A tax exemption rule has been passed by North Delhi's municipal body for more than 750 heritage structures to simply to win the goodwill of Union minister & BJP leader Vijay Goel, claims the rival parties. This would cost the municipality Rs 25 crore along with the approximate deficit of over Rs 2,700 crore for the running financial year. The beneficiaries of this rule includes the sports and youth affairs minister's family.
East Delhi witnesses an increase in Property Tax
The East Delhi Municipal Corporation (EDMC) had executed every suggestion made by the Third Municipal Valuation Committee including the proposition to escalate property tax in certain residential areas in East Delhi. As EDMC is going through a financial crunch, they say it is one effective way to bring down the burden on the government when it comes to tax. A continuous economic crisis didnâ€™t do much to outdo the political stresses of the upcoming 2017 elections there and hence the tax hike. In the previous week, the civic body explained it had approved orders to formally roll back the decision to carry out the recommendations, and postpone the 15 percent reduction for property tax until further notice.
SDMC Confident Of Meeting Property Tax Target
The South Delhi Municipal Corporation (SDMC) said on Thursday that it was confident of achieving a growth in property tax collections for the year, after meeting its target for the year 2015-16. While the SDMC was hopeful of a bigger collection this year, the East and North Delhi Municipal Corporations continue to struggle to meet expectations. An SDMC senior officer stated that although it would take approximately a week to process payments, the corporation would see an increase of 6 to 8 per cent in the first quarter in comparison to the same time last year. This is due to 25,000 more taxpayers making payments this time around as compared to last year. The SDMC also stated that it has targeted a figure of Rs. 715 crore in property tax collections for the financial year.