Owners of holdings are advised to pay assessment tax arrears

by Rosli Mansor

Landowners who fail to clear their assessment tax arrears will face Seizure of Movable Property and are therefore advised to settle their payments within 14 days from the date that the movable property detention letter is handed over.

The mayor of Ipoh, Dato’ Rumaizi Baharin @ Md Daud, however, said that so far the Ipoh City Council (MBI) has always been open to discussions in the form of negotiations for landowners who are facing problems.

“MBI has taken action to impound movable property against owners who fail to clear their assessment tax arrears.

“Therefore, the owners of those holdings must take immediate action by making full payment within 14 days from the date of the movable property detention letter is handed over.

“MBI very much welcomes the presence of holding owners who have problems in paying the arrears of assessment tax bills. They are welcomed to come to MBI.

“Because the discussion in the form of negotiations is always open, such as by offering payment in instalments according to the holding owner’s ability,” he said.

Movable property belonging to the owner can be confiscated according to Section 148, Act 171, which means that unpaid arrears of up to RM1,000 will be subject to an annual warrant fee of RM150.

Meanwhile, if the unpaid arrears exceed RM1,000; RM300 will be charged.

In the meantime, he said MBI will empower the digitization of bills through an application that will be developed, where it can be accessed through smartphones.

“The development of this application involves the e-billing service which is MBI’s online payment that offers the facility to check, print and pay digitally,” he said.

This digitization contributes to environmental sustainability efforts as the use of paper can be reduced as well as ensuring that users receive their bills on time and make payments online without having to go to the counter.

Plans to implement bill digitization services will begin next year, to replace physical delivery of bills.

“I hope that the people of Ipoh will be more serious in carrying out their responsibilities as tax payers for the sake of common interests and well-being,” he said.

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