Property tax in Telangana can now be paid via WhatsApp

Feb 26, 2021

By: Rounak Jain

Property tax can now be paid via WhatsApp

Commissioner and Director of Municipal Administration (CDMA), Telangana will now allow users to pay property tax via WhatsApp.

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WhatsApp channel

A dedicated WhatsApp channel has been launched to facilitate property tax payment.

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COVID-19 pandemic

The WhatsApp chatbot is intended to reduce visits to municipal offices amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Boost tax collections

The government also hopes to boost tax collection with the new WhatsApp payment service.

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Free-to-use

The WhatsApp property tax payment service is free-to-use.

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Tax dues

The chatbot will also inform users about their tax dues.

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How to use

Send ‘Hi’ using your registered mobile number to CDMA at 919000253342.

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Supported languages

The WhatsApp chatbot currently supports English and Telugu. Urdu will soon be added as an additional language.

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Payment modes

Users will be able to pay using debit cards, credit cards and internet banking.

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Other services to soon be rolled out on WhatsApp

The Telangana govt said they will soon roll out water bill payment, birth certificate, death certificate, trade licenses and other municipality services.

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