From Star Metro
5th August 2012
RESIDENTS of low-cost units in Selangor can enjoy a 25% discount on assessment tax effective for the period of July to December 2012, said state executive councillor for housing, building management and squatters Iskandar Abdul Samad.
The offer is only for owners occupying their units and for next-of-kin of owners who have passed away provided that they are up-to-date in their assessment payment.
Owners and residents must fill out a special form available at the state’s official website and local council offices. The form will be available until Sept 15.
Iskandar said the completed forms must be endorsed by the Joint Management Committee, Management Corporation, Commissioner of Building at the local authority, or local councillors. The discount is effective upon submission of the form.
“Those who have paid the assessment for the second half of the year can claim the discount for the January to June 2013 period.
“At present, the residents are paying RM90 to RM120 in taxes, depending on the area. We are offering the discounts following requests from the low-cost flats residents, who also have to pay maintenance fee.
“They feel it is unfair for them to pay so much.
“The discounts amount to about RM20mil,” he said.
There are 194,000 low-cost units in the state and the areas with the most units are under the Klang, Kajang, Subang Jaya, Petaling Jaya and Shah Alam councils.