Friday, June 27, 2014

How to pay property tax in Hyderabad

It's that time of the year when the GHMC property tax notice has reached you and you want to pay the tax before deadline (30th June 2014) without attracting penalty.
While GHMC tells you there are multiple ways of paying, ranging from online (most convenient) to visiting the circle office (least convenient), all of them have their plus and minus points.
While online payment is most convenient, most of the time it doesn't work and an error is thrown . You end up wondering if it really got paid or not.
Paying at the Municipality circle office is the most sure shot way, but they follow strict office timings (which coincide with your office timings), are crowded and they accept only DDs.
From my experience, the most convenient way to pay GHMC property tax is through APonline or eSeva counters. These have extended working hours, are plenty in numbers and are not much crowded. The only flip side is they accept cash only. Moreover, they charge a commission of Rs.10 per Rs.1000 paid as tax. So, if you pay a property tax is Rs.2455, you will have to pay a commission of Rs.20. But, please remember that you would have to pay this in case of online payment or DD as well.
So, go and pay your tax now! Be a responsible citizen!