The Haryana government has rationalised Property Tax rates on buildings & land in areas under municipal corporations and simplified the calculation formulae in the state.
Earlier, property tax was calculated on the basis of Collector Rates based on current market price and with the annual increase in collector rates, the total amount of tax would increase. The high rate of property tax in major cities like Gurgaon, Faridabad and Panchkula, bothered people, forcing the government to rationalize the property tax.
As per the new regulation, all the municipal corporations will be categorised into two categories, A-1 cities with municipal corporations of Gurgaon and Faridabad and A-2 cities comprising of Ambala, Panchkula, Karnal, Panipat, Rohtak, Hisar and Yamunanagar.
The owners of residential properties of up to 300 sq yard in A-1 cities, would have to pay Re.1 per sq yard. Whereas, the other four categories of sizes from 301 sq yard to more than two acres would have to pay between Rs. 4 per sq yard and Rs. 10 per sq yard respectively.
The rate for commercial space of upto 1,000 sq yd would be Rs 12. per sq yd and for more than 1,000 sq yard, it would be Rs. 15 per sq yard.
Certain areas like religious places, orphanages, alm houses, municipal buildings, cremation/burial grounds would be exempted from payment of property tax.