Mysore to have web-enabled property tax payment system

Going hi-tech


 The system will enable citizens to pay their tax with a click of the mouse, from any part of the world. Explaining the system, MCC Commissioner K S Raykar told Deccan Herald that properties in the city had been identified with the help of Geographical Information System (GIS). Survey of India officials conducted the survey for three years.
The survey identified 2.04 lakh properties including government buildings which will be exempted from tax. The actual number of properties digitised may be calculated between 1.73 lakh and 2 lakh against the number of properties in the tax net earlier recorded at 1,38,442. 

ID number
Letters consisting of 12-digit ID number have been dispatched to revenue inspector to issue the same to property owners in 63 of the 65 wards. The remaining wards; 34 and 65 will be covered in a day or two. The identification number allotted to the every property holder consists of ward number, block, street and property numbers. In case of multi-storeyed buildings, having different owners, separate ID numbers will be issued.
To avoid chaos and confusion, property owners can file their objections if any, after receiving the letters. So also they can write their objections, that will be heard by the Commissioner within 15 days.

Citizens can pay tax through cash, credit card, banks and also debit cards, said Raykar. Tax payers will get their receipt in no time, soon after making payment. In the first phase, only the details pertaining to the properties, ownership and allied matters will be uploaded into the computers. In the second phase, the photographs of the properties will also be uploaded, to keep track of those who deny ownership of properties just to evade tax.

Chief Minister B S Yeddyurappa will be dedicating the system in the presence of Deputy Chairman, Union Planning Commission, Montek Singh Ahluwalia and Chairman, Unique Identification Authority of India (UIAI), Nandan Nilekani.

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