Payment of 7 types of taxes is possible; ICICI Bank roped in

Payment of corporation taxes in Madurai is now just a click away with the launch of online tax payment facility on Wednesday.

The Madurai Corporation, in association with ICICI Bank, introduced the online system to make it easy for the public to pay their taxes by logging onto the website www.maduraicorporation. in.

Taxes to be paid to the corporation such as property tax, water charges, professional tax, drainage maintenance tax, vacant site tax, non-tax (lease) and D&O tax (trade and licence fees) can be remitted online by using debit card, credit card or net banking facility.

A nominal charge will be collected from the online tax payer for every transaction along with service tax.

Corporation Mayor V.V. Rajan Chellappa formally introduced the online payment system in the presence of Commissioner C. Kathiravan and senior officials from ICICI Bank here.

Speaking on the occasion, the Mayor said 32 banks had been enlisted to enable their customers to make online tax payment, and the customers could use their respective bank cards or net banking facility.

“We wanted to make it easy for the people to pay their dues to the corporation. Tax payers, especially senior citizens, will find it very convenient. If online payment picks up, the corporation too will get its revenue in time,” he also added.

Making a brief presentation about the online facility, the bank officials said the tax payer had to mention his or her assessment number and ward number to make the payment.

There is, however, a clause which makes it mandatory for the clearing of outstanding dues to the corporation before making fresh payment. The payment will be possible only after old dues are cleared. ICICI Bank had provided the payment gateway to collect taxes.

Deputy Mayor K.Thiraviam, Assistant Commissioner A. Devadoss and senior ICICI Bank officials, including Regional Head (Retail Banking) J. Srinivasan Iyengar, Assistant General Manager (Government Banking) A. Senthil Raj and Cluster Branch Manager Stanley Balsingh, were present.

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