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  1. DO COUNCIL MAY WITHHOLD OWNER APPLICATION?

    - Yes, can.

  2. WHAT IF I CANNOT AFFORD TO PAY THIS SETTLEMENT?

    - The Council may consider payment by installments. Please come in person to Propery and Valuation Unit, MPSPK for appeal and consideration with our officers here. The Council is always ready and willing to consider your problems on Tax Assessment.

  3. WHAT SHOULD I DO IF I WANT TO BUY A BUILT PREMISES (HOUSE / BUILDING) OR LAND?

    - Check with the Council for the registered name and any arrears to the premises or land in order to avoid from any regrets in the future. Seksyen 146, Akta 171 enforce that settlement any arrears are of the owner’s responsibility. You are also advised to check with realty that the premises or land taxes is paid.

  4. AM I ENTITLED FOR REBATES IF MY PREMISES IS EMPTY / NO TENANT?

    - If your building has no tenant or empty, you must inform the Council. You will be entitled for the rebate if you fulfill the conditions under Regulation 5 and 6 of the Local Authorities (Rating) Regulations 1997.

  5. WHY IS MY RATE DIFFERENT THAN MY NEIGHBOUR?

    - Assessment rates may differ depending on the:- • Type of buildings • Floor area • Location • Construction Material • Usage

  6. WHAT SHOULD I DO IF I AM JUST A TENANT OF THE PREMISES?

    - You can provide the bil to the owner for immediate payment. If the owner fails to pay, your belongings in the presmises will be confiscated. Therefore you shoul protect yourselves by paying the rent to the Council until arrears is paid. The clause of Seksyen 151(6). Akta 171 Kerajaan Tempatan, will protect you!

  7. WHAT SHOULD I DO IF I DIDN’T RECEIVE ANY BILL?

    - Please come in person to Property and Valuation Unit, MPSPK to get your bills. Please bring:- • Lot No or Premises No. or Land allocation; • Account No. (if any); or • Past bills for reference

  8. HOW TO AVOID PENALTY OF COURT ACTION?

    Immediately pay before 28th February or 31st August every year.

  9. WHAT HAPPENS WHEN I DON’T PAY ON TIME?

    - According to Akta 171, action will be imposed to you as follows: • Notice (Form E) will be issued to you. You will need to settle payment 1 day from the date of Notice. Penalty of RM2 per quarter from the arrear will be imposed to you following Seksyen 147(1). • * if you fail, an arrest warrant will be issued to you. This warrant allows the Council to confiscate your belongings in your premises or obstructure your premises from operating, or auction your premises through Registrar of High Court following Seksyen 151. A 10% will imposed for payment of warrant.

  10. WHEN TO PAY?

    - The Tax Assessment is to be paid twice a year, which is : • First ½ year – 1st January to 28th February. • Second ½ year – 1st July to 31st August every year. Assessment paid after the last date for payment shall be subject to a surcharge or default fee of RM2 per quarter

  11. WHY PAY THE TAX?

    - Rates are essential to assist to finance the Council’s expenditure in providing public services and public facilities for the benefit of the community in the Council’s area.

  12. WHO ARE THE TAX PAYERS?

    - Occupiers / owners of rateable holdings. If you own a house, a shop, a hotel, a service station or any other rateable holdings (even vacant lot) you are liable to pay the tax assessment rates. If you are occupying building on any land which is not held under a separate document of title or on land reserved for a public purpose you shall also be liable to pay rates.

  13. WHAT IS TAX ASSESSMENT?

    - Assessment rates are local taxes imposed for ownership and occupation of rateable holding situated within Council’s area of jurisdiction.