By Mei Kuan
For the year 2022, the Ipoh City Council (MBI) offers attractive lucky draw prizes in the form of cash totalling RM59,200 overall to be won by fortunate assessment tax payers.
Citizens who make assessment tax payment for a year without arrears are eligible to join the lucky draw which offers the main prize of RM20,000 cash.
According to the Ipoh City Council via a Facebook post today, the lucky draw programme which was introduced several years ago has led to an increase in yearly assessment tax payments.
“The increase is a positive sign. It shows that citizens welcome the assessment tax payment for a year and the following lucky draw conducted by the MBI,” the post explained.
“The provision of amazing prizes in the lucky draw also serves as a form of appreciation for taxpayers who perform their responsibilities,” the statement highlighted.
Payments can be made at the payment counter of MBI, counter of post office, counter of local authority (PBT) or online via MBI’s website: https://d.mbi.gov.my (d-mbi@ipoh), PBTPay, Jompay and internet banking.
To facilitate taxpayers in avoiding peak time congestion, the payment counter of MBI headquarters in Greentown is also open from every Saturday and Sunday from 9am till 1pm for December 2021, January 2022, February 2022 and August 2022 except on public holidays.
Meanwhile, the MBI payment counter in UTC is open from Monday till Thursday from 8am till 5pm, on Friday from 8am till 12.15pm / 2.45pm till 5pm. On Saturday and Sunday, it operates from 8am till 5pm except on public holidays.
For online payments and payments via collection agents, the lucky draw slips will be processed automatically by the council. This is an initiative to enable citizens to make payments without needing to be present at counters yet still be able to participate in the lucky draw.
As for early payers, the council has allocated a total of 45,000 books of parking coupons as appreciation.
Citizens are advised to make payments as soon as possible if they wish to join the lucky draw as it will end on February 28.