Keeping the track of your property tax can be a worrisome task for property owners. Most people have very little or no knowledge about how to pay taxes.
If you own property and want to know about the requirements and process to pay your taxes then you have landed in the right place. Here we have a comprehensive guide for you that has everything you need to know about paying taxes.
CDA’s Instructions for Taxpayers
CDA has a set of rules that needs to be followed by the taxpayers in order to pay the taxes. Following are the list of instructions issued by CDA
- Every year before the 15th of August, the owner may contact the Directorate of Revenue for the Duplicate bill in case of non-receipt or through www.cda.gov.pk. Multi-unit building is billed on a prorated basis.
- 5% rebate is allowed on payment of current tax up to 30th September. Non-waivable surcharge @ 1.5% per annum shall be payable on the outstanding tax after the expiry of the financial year.
- No Demand Certificate” will be issued on the request of the owner/attorney before verification of actual covered area as per site and on payment of this bill as well as arrears if any in the shape of pay order in favour of Director, Revenue, CDA.
Designated Places to pay taxes
CDA has specified a few places where the residents of Islamabad can pay their CDA property tax bills. You can visit the following branches to pay the tax bills.
|NIB Bank||Razia Sharif Plaza, G-7/F-7|
|Allied Bank Limited (ABL)||G-7, G-9, G-10, G-11, I-8/3, I-9, I-10, I-11 (F&V Market), F-8, F-10, F-11|
|First Women Bank (FWB) Limited||G-9, AIOU, Jinnah Avenue|
|Habib Bank Limited (HBL)||Civic Centre, F-7, Jinnah Avenue|
|United Bank Limited (UBL)||Civic Centre, Aabpara, G-8 Markaz, F-6|
|Muslim Commercial Bank (MCB)||CDA Secretariat|
|Askari Bank||All branches in Islamabad|
|Bank of Khyber||Jinnah Avenue|
You can also pay your CDA property tax through a check or pay-order in the favour of Director Revenue, CDA.
Online tax payments
CDA also allows you to pay your taxes online. It is a recent service launched by the authority for the ease of the citizens. CDA has partnered with a local bank that enables the residents of Islamabad to pay their property taxes along with the water and other online charges.
In order to pay the bills, you have to go to the official website of CDA. Select the ‘E-Services’ option from the navigation panel. Click on the ‘Property Tax Bill’ located in the drop-down menu. A new window will open, enter the 10-digit consumer number in the blank field and click the ‘Submit’ button.
This service is only available for payers who have an account in Muslim Commercial Bank (MCB).
Few exemptions are issued by the CDA for the people who fall under the specific criteria.
- 50% exception for people having one residential house, flat or apartment owned and shelf-occupied (not on self hiring basis) by the owner/allottee or his family including his parents.
- 100% exception for a widow owning one residential house, flat or apartment belonging and no other built-up property anywhere in Pakistan. This exemption shall also be available to widow minor sons and unmarried daughters of a Widow after her death. (up to plot area 240 sq yds).
- 100% exception for a retired Govt owning one residential house, flat or apartment. Employee whether in his own name or in the name of or jointly with his/her spouse or dependent minor children. This exemption shall be available if it is his /her or their only property in Pakistan and he/she or they are themselves living in the house or, as the case may be, flat or apartment. This exemption shall also be available in case of the death of the retired employee to the surviving spouse and minor children of the deceased employee.
An affidavit or declaration on simple paper for each respective year by the owner, duly attested by Director Revenue, Dy. Director Revenue, CDA Magistrate, Director Estate Management-I & II, Director Law or any Government Officer of Grade 17 and above. Specimens of affidavit/declaration may be obtained from Directorate.
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