Waive the interest on arrears of Property Tax in the Municipalities and Corporations


Government of Andhra Pradesh after consideration of the matter and in exercise of the powers conferred under Section 387-A of the Andhra Pradesh Municipalities Act, 1965 and under Section 679-E of Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation Act, 1955, has waived the interest on arrears of property tax and interest on current year dues on property tax i.e., 2012-13 as one time measure in the Municipalities and Corporations including Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation, Greater Visakhapatnam Municipal Corporation and Vijayawada Municipal Corporation provided that the assessee pays the total arrears and current year Property Tax in one lumpsum or in installments before 31.03.2013 and also direct to adjust the interest already paid by the Tax payers on arrears and on current year Property Tax demands during the year 2012-13 towards the future Property Tax payments and no cash refund shall be made.

All the Commissioners of Municipalities / Municipal Corporations in the State shall follow the above orders, scrupulously to ensure maximum collections by 31.03.2013 and report compliance.

1. From the Commissioner and Director of Municipal Administration, Hyderabad , Letter Roc.No.1906/2008/F1, dated 07.03.2013.
2. From the Commissioner, Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation, Hyderabad, Letter No.CT1/CTS/GHMC/2013, dated 16.03.2013.

History Just FYI:

Orders were issued for waival of interest on arrears of property tax and interest  dues on property tax ie., 2011-12 as one time measure provided that the assessed pays total arrears and current year tax in one lump sum or installments before 31-03-2012 and also directed to adjust the interest already paid by the Tax payers on arrears and on current year Property Tax demands during the year 2011-12 towards the future Property tax payments and no cash refund shall be made.

The Director of Municipal Administration, AP., Hyderabad and the Commissioner, Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation, Hyderabad has stated that the Urban Local Bodies have availed this opportunity and able to improve the collections. However, the percentage of the collection of Property tax is less than the previous year, due to certain reasons as Municipal Employees are involved in Sakala Janula Samme and Time Bound Election works, Identification of B.C. Voters, Census Work 2011 and Socio Economic Survey, the Property Tax collection in ULBs affected badly. Further the tax payer could not utilize the facility, in view of very short period ie., a week days left for the completion of property tax collections for the financial
year 2011-12 ie., 31st March, 2012. In order to improve the collection of Property Tax for the financial year 2011-12, it is essential to extend the facility of waiver of interest till end of April Month, 2012 and requested the Government to issue necessary orders extending the time up to 30-04-2012, for waival of interest on property tax.

Government at that time consideration of the entire matter and in exercise of the powers conferred under Section 387-A of the A.P. Municipalities Act, 1965 and under Section 679-E of Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation Act, 1955, hereby extend the benefit of waiver of interest on arrears & current year dues of property tax for the financial year 2011-12, for a further period up to 30-04-2012 in all Municipalities and Municipal Corporations in the State including, Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation, Hyderabad, Greater Visakhapatnam Municipal Corporation, Vijayawada Municipal Corporation, subject to the condition that the property tax payers pay the total arrears and current year ie., 2011-12 Property Tax in one lump sum or in installments on or before 30-04-2012 and that this benefit will not be extended any further. Government also direct that the adjust the interest already paid by the Tax payers on arrears and on current year Property Tax demands during the year 2011-12 towards the future Property Tax payments and no cash refund shall be made.

G.O.Ms.No. 157 Dated:31-03–2012. Read the following:

1. G.O.Ms.No.139, MA&UD (TC.1) Dept., dated 27.03.2010.
2. G.O.Ms.No.166, MA&UD (TC.1) Dept., dated 14.04.2010.
3. G.O.Ms.No.101, MA&UD (TC.1) Dept., dated: 22-03-2011.
4. From the Director of Municipal Administration, AP., Hyderabad Letter Roc.No.1906/2008/F1, dated: 03/2012.
5. G.O.Ms.No.138, MA&UD (TC.1) Dept., dated: 24-03-2012.
6. From the Director of Municipal Administration, AP Hyderabad
Lr.No.1906/2008-F1, dated: 31-03-2012.
7. From the Commissioner GHMC, Hyderabad Lr.No.8948/CT1/CTS/ GHMC/2012, dated:30-03-2012.

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