Help taxpayers with the online payment method

TAXPAYERS in Ampang Jaya who are unfamiliar with how to pay assessment fees online can visit the local council booths on upcoming roadshows to learn more about the system.

Ampang Jaya City Council (MPAJ) will organize the “Jom Bayar Cukai Taksiran” (Pay Dues Tax) campaign to help the public navigate the community’s smart online system (iComm) as billing reviews is now fully digital.

“Our officers will introduce the system and teach them how to use the web-based iComm system as well as the new mobile app,” MPAJ Chairman Mohd Fauzi Mohd Yatim said at the board meeting yesterday. .

“We want residents to be comfortable with these types of digital services,” he said.

Since 2020, owners of real estate in the municipality must check and pay for their assessment via the town hall’s online portal, set up in 2013.

The iComm MPAJ app was introduced in August of last year as another way for taxpayers to pay their dues as well as traffic compounds.

It was previously reported that the move is expected to save MPAJ some 400,000 RM per year, the amount incurred for printing assessment invoices.

The MPAJ had collected RM 74.9 million in assessment taxes and RM 14.7 million in arrears between January 1, 2021 and November 30.

Meanwhile, more than 200 MPAJ staff have volunteered to help with flood clean-up and relief efforts in Hulu Langat and Kajang districts since December 20.

Mohd Fauzi said the MPAJ has mobilized its resources to remove debris and wash away mud from schools, mosques and community halls in affected districts.

He added that some 29 MPAJ staff, who were affected by the flooding, received a one-time payment of RM 1,000 from the council to help ease their burden.

Department of Youth and Community director Khairilazhar Ismail, who led several rescue teams, said the MPAJ did not take into account jurisdictional limits when deciding to help.

“It would be impossible for the only local council in the affected areas to clean up because it was a major disaster.

“It was heartbreaking to see such devastation, but I hope we can alleviate some of the hardship people have,” he told StarMetro.

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