Paying MCD Property Tax Online?
Update: I have compiled a list of frequently asked questions for online MCD property tax, please read it before you post questions here.
Are you planning on paying your property tax before March 31 2008? Well you can do it online also. Every year I used to pick up their forms and do all the manual calculation on it. It was a tedious job but then this time I decided to do it online. Must say that it was quite easy but knowing MCD or for that matter any government website something has to be out of place somewhere. Have a look at the image below, MCD website has not changed the year for the tax on their online form. It still reads “Online Property Tax Form 2007-2008” where as it should be 2008-2009. The same is printed when you finally fill the form and get a print out.
Apart from this flaw, everything else was a breeze. You just need to fill in the basic details like you Name, Address, Phone etc. Rest of the information is gathered from the drop down boxes. You don’t need to run around trying to find your ward number or other weird things; they are automatically filled in after you choose your colony location.
The best part is that the tax is automatically calculated by the website after you put in you property area details. After all that is done, you are presented with 3 choices to pay your tax.
1. Check / Draft deposit with UTI back or UTI drop box
2. Cash payment is tax is less than Rs. 2000
3. Pay online using credit card with nominal surcharge.
I opted for the check deposit as an UTI bank branch is close to where I stay and secondly I don’t think I can trust MCD’s online payment as yet. When Vodafone cannot be trusted with online credit card payment, MCD is a far cry.