The Government has waived service charge for people making property tax payments more than Rs 2000. They will be exempted from service charge if they make the payment via debit cards.
The KMC had temporarily suspended the facility of online tax payments through debit cards or amounts in excess of Rs 2000. Mayor Firhad Hakim directed the KMC’s finance and assessment departments to take necessary steps toward this end to make this easier for the citizens to pay. People paying trade license fee can also avail this benefit. Mayor Firhad Hakim seems to have taken this decision after receiving a call during “Talk to Mayor” programme on Wednesdays.
Elaborating on his decision, Hakim mentioned that although this would mean bearing a financial burden of paying service charge on behalf of tax payers, the primary goal is to serve the tax payers.