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Ghaziabad Property Tax

Property tax is a form of direct tax which is paid by the assessee to the municipal corporation of the state. The municipal corporation is responsible for maintaining the civic amenities in the state. The general amenities in the state are maintained by the municipal corporations for use by the public. The public areas and a lot of government areas are under the municipal corporation of each state. The state government is responsible for the collection of revenue and application of the same for the welfare of the state.

Property tax is to be paid once a year. The annual payment of tax is to be made every 31st of March. The Ghaziabad Nagar Nigam is where the tax has to be paid by the assesses. Any citizen who resided in Ghaziabad has to pay the property tax. The tax has to be paid by commercial as well as residential property owners. The rates and calculations for both residential as well as commercial properties are different and hence calculated separately. Property tax is a major source of revenue for the state government.

Exemptions and Rebates

Exemptions are available for the victims of Covid-19 whose families suffered during the pandemic. The exemption is available since the pandemic hit the country. The state government introduced this relaxation for the families of the victims. The assesses can check if they are eligible for an interest waiver from the Ghaziabad Nagar Nigam. This can be checked on the official website of Ghaziabad Nagar Nigam.

Property tax Calculation

The Ghaziabad Nagar Nigam has an online calculator on the website where the tax liability can be known easily by the assessee. This is a very effective and easy method for self-assessment of tax calculation. This initiative by the government helps assesses to know the tax liability beforehand and pay the same online.

The property tax is based on the concept of annual rateable value (ARV) for housing and industrial properties. The vacant plots are assessed based on the capital value of the property.

The formula for the calculation of tax which can also be done manually is

Gross unit area value = Tenanted area of property * rate per square foot * ten months + self-occupied property * rate per square foot * ten months + vehicle parking area * rate per square foot * ten months

Reduction amount = Gross unit area value * percentage of reduction rate / 100

Net unit area of the property after reduction = Gross unit area value - reduction amount

Property tax = Net unit area of the property after reduction * 20%

The rate per square foot is based on the zone in which the property is located. It can be determined using the rates issued by Nagar Nigam Ghaziabad.

The five zones are as follows

  • City zone
  • Kavi Nagar zone
  • Vijay Nagar zone
  • Mohan Nagar zone
  • Vasundhara zone

The points to be kept in mind before the tax is paid are the zone in which the property is located and the rate per square foot of the locality. The various depreciation rates for different zones can be determined using the official website of Ghaziabad Nagar Nigam.

Property Tax Collection centers in Ghaziabad

City zone: near chaupala mandir, town hall, Ghaziabad 201001

Mohan Nagar zone: Near Katori mill, water tank compound, Ghaziabad 201001

Vijay Nagar zone: Water tank compound, behind vijay nagar police chowki, Ghaziabad 201001

Vasundhara zone: Sec-10, behind water tank compound, Ghaziabad 201001

Kavi Nagar zone: C block market, Kavi Nagar, Ghaziabad 201002

Receipt / Challan for Payment

If the property tax is paid online, the receipt is generated which has to be printed by the assessee. If the payment is made offline, using cheques, demand drafts or credit and debit cards the receipt is generated automatically which needs to be kept for future reference by the taxpayer. The arrears if any need to be cleared by the taxpayer accordingly. The city's welfare depends on the citizens and hence the government provides self-assessment options for the citizens so that they can share the responsibility with the government.

Steps for Payment of Tax

Online Payment

  • The taxpayer can visit Ghaziabad Nagar Nigam’s official website for payment of tax online.
  • After the website page is displayed, visit the section where house details can be extracted.
  • The taxpayer has to choose a zone for payment of property tax
  • The captcha values have to be entered before the search command is given on the website.​​
  • The details of the property are visible after this step and the pay tax option is enabled for the taxpayer.
  • The payment method has to be chosen by credit card, debit card or net banking.
  • Once the transaction is complete, a receipt is generated that needs to be printed for future reference.

Offline Payment

  • The tax is to be paid to the municipal corporation's office in Ghaziabad Nagar Nigam.
  • The taxpayer can opt to pay by cheque/ demand draft or cash at the office. The receipt will be given to the taxpayer.
  • The taxpayer has to fill in the details in the form which is applicable for payment of tax and generation of receipt.

Documents Required for Name Change Application

  • The latest property tax receipt
  • Sale registration deed
  • NOC certificates
  • ID proof
  • Affidavit on stamp paper
  • Death certificate in case the owner has passed away

Information on Receipt of Property Tax

  • Receipt number
  • Name of the taxpayer
  • Address of the taxpayer
  • Zone of the taxpayer
  • Serial number of the receipt
  • Payment description of the receipt
  • Period for which payment has been made
  • The total amount paid
  • Mode of payment by the taxpayer

Property Registration Process

If any property tax has been paid by the assessee, there is no need for the registration of the property. The taxpayer can easily enter the PIN NO online and pay the tax on the Ghaziabad Nagar Nigam website.

Requesting the nearest Nagar Nigam office for the PIN NO and adding the details online on their server will help the assessee directly pay the tax online.

Penalty for Late or Non-payment

The Ghaziabad Nagar Nigam has proposed to impose a penalty of 12% for non-payment or late payment of Property Tax to the state government.

The registration fee as imposed by Ghaziabad Nagar Nigam is 1% of the market or sale value whichever is higher.

Property tax is a tax that every citizen who owns any property has to bear. The logic behind the imposition of this tax is very helpful as it helps the government to earn revenue for the betterment of the public.

FAQs

1. Is property tax receipt mandatory?

The tax receipt is proof of ownership of the assessee and the fact that all the dues related to the property have been paid by the assessee.

2. How to get information about the eligibility for discounts?

The information about the discounts is available on the official website of the Ghaziabad Nagar Nigam.

3. How to pay property tax in Ghaziabad?

The two ways one can pay property tax in Ghaziabad are offline and online. For the offline method, the taxpayer has to go to the municipal corporation office and pay the tax. Here, the taxpayer can pay using a cheque or a demand draft or cash. For the online method, the taxpayer can visit the official website of the Ghaziabad Nagar Nigam and choose an option to pay the tax online. The online payment option has its benefits as the tax can be paid from the comfort of your home. After entering the property details, the pay tax option has to be selected and the taxpayer can pay tax using a credit card, debit card or even net banking.

4. Does the website have an option to change names?

Yes, names can be changed on the website if the mutation option is chosen on the website.

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