Selangor Journal

MPKL receives over 1,600 objections to assessment tax hike, hearing on July 16

By Siti Rohaizah Zainal

SHAH ALAM, June 20 — As of yesterday, the Kuala Langat Municipal Council (MPKL) has received 1,628 objections regarding the new assessment tax rate.

Its Valuation and Property Management Department director Lisawati Abd Karim said most of the objections came from residential property owners.

“MPKL has sent review notices of the assessment tax rate to 106,093 property owners, and has received 1,628 objections up to yesterday.

“The objection process is still open, and property owners can file their objections at the counter or online until June 25,” she said when contacted.

Lisawati added that MPKL will hold objection hearings in stages for a month, running from July 16 to August 19.

“We will call property owners in stages, according to their respective areas, to give them the opportunity to voice their objections.

“After the hearing sessions are completed, the matter will be brought to the objections committee before being decided by the state government in September for the new valuation, which will be enforced from January 1, 2025 onwards,” she said.

Objections can be made by emailing [email protected] or by downloading the objection form.

The objection form can also be submitted directly to MPKL’s Valuation and Property Management Department via the hotline at 012-300 4155.

For the record, the council has not conducted a review of the assessment tax rate involving vacant land, housing, factories, and businesses for 37 years since 1987.

Besides MPKL, seven other local authorities have also not reviewed their tax rates for between 20 to 40 years, like the Kajang Municipal Council, which has not increased its rates for 39 years since 1985, and the Selayang Municipal Council for 32 years since 1992.

The Subang Jaya City Council has not increased the assessment tax for 32 years since 1992 for the Subang Jaya and Bandar Sunway areas, while it has been 28 years since 1996 for the USJ, Puchong, Seri Kembangan, and Serdang areas.

The Ampang Jaya Municipal Council and the Kuala Selangor Municipal Council have not increased their rates for 27 years since 1997, while the Hulu Selangor Municipal Council has not done so for 28 years since 1986.

The Shah Alam City Council has not imposed any increase in the assessment tax rate for 18 years since 2006.

On May 30, Menteri Besar Dato’ Seri Amirudin Shari said the new valuation process carried out by the local authorities is important to ensure effective urban planning.

 

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