MC jacks up property tax, water charges in Islamabad

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ISLAMABAD: The Metropolitan Corporation (MC) has jacked up property tax by 200 per cent, water charges for domestic consumers by 100 per cent and for commercial consumers 200 per cent in the Federal Capital.

A notification to this effect has also been issued. The enhanced property tax will stand applicable from July this year and this tax will be increased by 10 per cent after every three years.

In the perspective of water charges, domestic and commercial consumers have been divided into different categories. Rs16 per month has been increased for consumers using water beyond 5000 gallons, Rs20 for using water of 20,000 gallons and Rs24 per month for those using water more than 20,000 gallons.

Rs96 has been enhanced for government homes under category A, Rs124 for homes under category D, Rs169 per month for homes under category E, Rs220 for homes under category F, Rs280 for homes under category G, Rs324 under category H and Rs376 under category I.

Water charges have been increased Rs28 per month for commercial buildings using water more than 5000 gallons, Rs32 for using water from 5000 to 20,000 gallons and Rs40 above 20,000 gallons per month.

All buildings, plots, land and properties have been divided into different categories for the imposition of property charges.