Assessment tax rate in Ipoh reduced to 10%

IPOH: Beginning Friday (Jan 1), flat, apartment and condominium owners here will only have to pay assessment rate of 10%.

Mayor Datuk Roshidi Hashim said the new rate would take effect on the first day of 2010 following a decision by the state government recently.

Hence, he hoped the owners of such premises would not be confused with the old assessment tax rate stated in their bills received earlier.

"All bills issued by the Ipoh City Council before this showed an assessment tax rate of 16 per cent. The charge will be amended to the new rate of 10 per cent when the owners come to settle their bills," he told reporters after chairing the council meeting here on Dec 31.

Meanwhile, Roshidi said the the arrears in assessment as at November this year had increased by RM1.98 million to RM48.63 million, compared with RM46.65 million for the corresponding period last year.

Hence, he said, the council would intensify efforts to collect the arrears aggressively in 2010 to achieve the state government's target to collect at least half of the total arrears. – Bernama

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