Property Tax Payment Made Easy by App and QR Code, Know more

December 7, 2023

Digitalisation is transforming our lives, making transactions easy and quick. Cashless online payments are slowly eliminating the big queues we would see in many government offices. Owners of the apartments in Chennai would totally endorse this as online payment of property taxes has done away with the long waits in the corporation office. And, as the next step towards using technology for easier transactions the Chennai corporation has launched QR codes for ease of property tax payment and is in the process of inclusion of other spatial technologies, initiatives that come as a big advantage to the home owners. 

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Tech-based Governance will become prevalent in the coming time with the corporation planning to include many features to the Namma Chennai app, which presently has been used by lacs of Chennaites. Deputy commissioner (revenue and finance department) remarked that more online avenues will be introduced to make Property tax payment easier, like setting up of many kiosks in every zone for this purpose.  The effort is to ensure that right from verifying the status of the building approval plan to paying the taxes everything should be made digital wherein just a whatsapp message will be sufficient to carry out the task.

Mayor of Chennai, R. Priya had specified that the government’s efforts are focused to implement citizen services through QR code, using e-governance and GIS (Geographic Information System) technology. Amongst the many initiatives by the Chennai corporation in this regard is the plan to issue Property tax ID cards for homeowners, this card would have the name of the assessees, property tax ID, and a QR code. On accessing the QR code one can obtain all the details regarding the property like its dimensions, tax payment history and tax dues, owners can make payment of tax property using this QR Code. The QR code when scanned would provide all information about the property, including its size, tax dues and payment history. 

Owners can also make payments using the QR code and the ID cards will have the signature of the city corporation commissioner.

As a first step in this endeavor, the process has been initiated by Avadi municipal corporation; they have distributed close to 11,000 such cards. The plastic card has the ID number of the property printed along with a QR code. This welcome measure by the corporation will make property tax payment easy and quick for the lacs of homeowners in Chennai. With the corporation adapting many resident-friendly measures with the help of digitalization, property tax payments are no longer a matter of concern for the home owners, and the time is right to make your real estate investment.

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