If you own a property in Pondicherry, you are required to pay property tax Puducherry annually to the municipal corporation of the jurisdiction under which the property is situated. Pondicherry property tax payment can now be made online.
Property tax Puducherry online payment
Property owners can pay their Pondicherry property tax online for properties in the union territory, by visiting the official property tax portal owned by the Local Administration Department, Government of Puducherry.
Step 1: Go to the homepage of the official Property Tax Information System portal and click on the ‘Pay Tax Online’ tab.
Step 2: On the next page, you will be required to enter details, such as the assessment number and verification code. Click ‘OK’.
Step 3: You will be directed to a page where you will be required to select the number of terms for tax payment. Enter the credentials. Provide the payer name and registered mobile number. Click on ‘OK’.
Step 4: A new page will appear displaying details of the property, owner and payment amount. Review the details and click on ‘Confirm’. Wait for the bank site to load.
Step 5: You will be directed to the payment screen. Payment can be made through debit card, credit card, or internet banking. Choose the preferred option on the payment gateway. Click on ‘make payment’. Once payment is made, a property tax Puducherry payment receipt will be generated that can be downloaded.
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How to pay Pondicherry property tax offline?
Property owners can pay their property tax Puducherry through the offline method by approaching the respective municipality/ commune panchayat. Choose the respective challan for the payment (through Bank / ULB Counter). Use the assessment order, as obtained and get an application form from the counter. One can download the self-assessment of Pondicherry property tax application form from the official property tax portal. Fill the form with the required details and visit the municipal office/panchayat/bank to make the payment. Submit the form along with the assessment order. The authority will issue a receipt for the property tax paid.
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How to calculate property tax Puducherry?
Property tax is decided from a percentage of the assessed value of the property. It is calculated by taking several factors into account, including the location of a property or land. Property owners can visit the property tax Puducherry portal to access the online property tax calculator. They are required to enter the details such as respective municipality/ commune panchayat, ward, area, street, plot size, ground floor building size, floor details, and verification code.
What are the eligibility criteria for paying the property tax Puducherry?
An individual above 18 years of age and a permanent resident of Puducherry, owning a property in Puducherry, must pay the property tax.
How can one get a Pondicherry property tax receipt?
One can download the property tax Puducherry receipt displayed after making an online payment of property tax.