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Kanpur Property Tax

Kanpur city has the Kanpur Nagar Nigam which is in authority to collect the property tax from citizens residing in Kanpur. The municipal corporation assesses tax based on the value of a property and the assesses have to pay the tax accordingly. Kanpur Municipal Corporation is a major source of revenue for the government of Uttar Pradesh.

The property tax rates are different for residential and commercial properties in Kanpur. Earlier, the after repair value was used to calculate the property tax in Kanpur. But, with increasing properties, this method failed to collect revenue and meet targets for the state government. To recover from the situation, Kanpur municipal corporation introduced the concept of the personal identification number. Each Kanpur property has a separate number which has to be either entered into the website or given to the officials for the calculation of property tax.

Computation of tax

Property tax is calculated based on the ready reckoner rates which are used to calculate stamp duty by the revenue department.

Tax = Tax Rate * Capital value

Capital value is calculated as the product of base value, built-up area, usage, building type, age factor and floor factor.

Property tax can be calculated using the self-assessment method by taking the following factors into consideration

  • Land Area
  • Annual Rental Value
  • Location
  • Usage
  • Construction year
  • Type of Construction- Pakka A, Pakka B or Pakka C

The Kanpur Municipal Corporation has introduced Kanpur property tax online payment procedure and digitized all assessment registers. Each property under KMC has a unique identification number.

The PID consists of the following digits-

Zone ID- 1 digit

Ward ID- 3 digits

Chauk ID-3 digits

The last 8 digits are computer-generated auto numbers of the property.

The property tax can be derived from the online portal.

The property rates are available on the official website.

A step by step guide is available for payment of tax online.

The net banking option can help the assessee avoid any extra charges that can be levied on the transaction.

For any debit cards, credit cards and cash cards, the charges are given below.

Visa/ Master debit or credit cards used will attract 1% of the transaction amount charge plus the service tax

For Maestro cards the charges are 1.8% plus service tax

For American Express Cards the charges are 1% plus service tax

For the tax diners’ card, it is 4% of the transaction amount plus services tax

For prepaid cash cards also, the charges are 4% of the transaction amount plus the service tax.

The website updating takes a while and it is suggested not to take a second attempt for this transaction if funds are debited from the taxpayer's account.

Due Dates, Penalties and Rebates

The property tax is required to be annual, the due date being 31st March.

Penalties are charged depending on the size of the property and can range anywhere between Rs 100 to Rs. 25000. Also in the case of default, simple interest of 12% will be added to the tax amount from the last date of payment until the day the dues are cleared.

The rebates are provided below

For self-occupied buildings the following rebate will be admissible as per the age of the building:

1. 25% for buildings which are up to 10 years old

2. 32.5% for buildings which are 10- 20 years old.

3. 40% for buildings older than 20 years.

If the building is tenanted then the Annual Rental Value shall be enhanced by the following percentage:

1. 25% for buildings which are up to 10 years old

2. 12.5% for buildings which are 10- 20 years old.

3. No additional amount for buildings which are older than 20 years.

The property tax is to be paid to the municipal corporations for maintaining the civic amenities. The municipal corporations maintain the public resources like infrastructure, roads, buildings and all other public facilities in a state. The municipal corporations have been maintaining the records of property tax for a very long time which has led to the collection and application of revenue for the state governments.

The ready reckoner rate is the minimum rate at which the property will be valued if the property is transferred. Each year the ready reckoner rate is revised in the city and the stamp duty to be collected is decided by the revenue departments. Every city has a different ready reckoner rate and it depends upon the area and locality of the city.

Documents required for Kanpur Municipal Corporation House Tax payment

If you are making your Kanpur Municipal Corporation House Tax online, you only need your PIN to make the payment.

If you are visiting the Kanpur Municipal Corporation office to make your payment, do carry the receipt that can be downloaded online and ID proof.

Online payment of tax

The property owner can pay tax by visiting the official website of Kanpur Municipal Corporation.

1. The property information tab should be selected

2. Click on the ‘Pay Property Tax Online’ option

3. Enter your PID in the relevant box ( PID can be generated by providing essential information like name, address, house number, ward number )

4. Click on ‘Continue’

5. The opening page will show details of the payable amount such as arrears, adjustments, interest on arrears etc. This concludes the Kanpur house tax online assessment process.

6. Click on ‘Continue’ and select the payment gateway to complete the Kanpur property tax online process.

Offline payment of tax

1. Visit the municipal corporation or the municipal offices in Kanpur.

2. Collect the respective form.

3. The details that are required should be entered by the taxpayer.

4. The form needs to be filled with personal and property details.

5. On verification of details by the authorities, make the payment either in cash/or DD.

6. Collect the receipt from the officials.

The payment status of the Kanpur Municipal Corporation tax

You can check your online payment status by downloading your tax receipt. If payment is done online, you will also receive an acknowledgement slip for such payment.

If tax is paid offline, at the Municipal Corporation office, you will receive a confirmation slip on the spot.

Concessions/Exemptions

Properties used as graveyards or for disposal of the dead, buildings used for charitable purposes or public worship, schools and intermediate colleges, ancient buildings are the properties which are exempt from paying tax.

FAQs

1. Can Kanpur property tax be paid online?

Yes, the property tax can be paid online by visiting the official website.

2. What are the exemptions for payment of property tax?

The properties such as graveyards, where the disposal of dead bodies is done and places of public worship are exempt from tax.Schools and intermediate colleges, and ancient buildings are also exempt from property tax.

3. What are the due dates and penalties for non-payment of property tax in Kanpur?

The penalty for non-payment or late payment of tax ranges from Rs 100 to Rs 25,000. It depends upon the property, its usage and the time period for which the payment has to be made.

4. What is PID for a property in Kanpur?

The concept of PID was introduced by the Kanpur municipal corporation to increase the revenue generated from property tax. In Kanpur, each property has a unique identification number which helps in maintaining the records and also making sure that the property tax has been paid by the property owner.

5. What is the due date for paying property tax?

The due date for paying the annual property tax is 31st March.

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