The Urban Development minister Firhad Hakim will launch an online tax assessment and e-payment system of municipal property tax for all municipalities and municipal corporations across the state on Thursday from Uttarpara-Kotrung Municipality.
Within a month the system will be rolled out in another 20 municipal bodies, officials said.
A senior official said, “The system will be introduced in all 125 municipal bodies in phases.”
In the first phase, through the web application around 3.4 houses across 10 municipal bodies have been already integrated and synced with land records developed by the department. The new system has been tested in Kalyani, Uttarpara-Kotrung, Panihat and Barrackapore.
With the help of this system, users can find the property tax details by entering the holding number and pay through the payment gateway. Users will then receive a system generated tax receipt on email or on the registered phone number, officials said.