Chennai Water Tax

Chennai Water Tax

Chennai Water Tax

The Government collects revenues from its citizens through various tax forms, and through various services provided by it to the citizens, which includes Water Tax. The administration related to Water Tax in the City of Chennai is vested with Chennai Metro Water Supply and Sewerage Board (CMWS&SB). Water tax payments can be done online. In this article, we look at Chennai Water Tax details in detail.

Also Read – Property Tax Tamil Nadu

Remittance of Tax

Water tax can be remitted through the website of the Chennai Metropolitan Water Supply and Sewage Board. We’ll show you how to make it:

Step 1 – On the Home page of the stated website, click on the Pay/Check Water Tax charges.

Home Page
Home Page

Step 2 – on the following page, opt for Click to view Water Tax & Charges Online Payment.

Water Tax Payment
Water Tax Payment

Step 3 – Fill in the required details (as shown below).

Online Payment
Online Payment

Viewing of Status

The arrears of Water and Tax Charges can be viewed through this link. Here, the user needs to:

Step 1 – click to view Water Tax and Charges Arrear Status.

Water Tax and Charges Arrear Status
Water Tax and Charges Arrear Status

Step 2 – in the resulting page, fill the required details (as shown in the image below).

Viewing of Status
Viewing of Status

Receipt of Payment

Receipts will be generated within 24 hours of payment. It can be printed by:

Step 1 – visiting this link and choosing the Click to View Online Payment option.

Payment Receipt
Payment Receipt

Step 2 – filling the essential details, as suggested in the below-given image.

Printing of Receipt
Printing of Receipt

Calculation of Charges

The online payment receipt could be, again, viewed through the link referred to for the above-mentioned services by choosing the option Click to view Water Tax and Charges Calculation.  The formula for calculating the half-yearly tax rate is Annual Rental Value of Corporation of Chennai*3.5%.

Calculation
Calculation

Other Services

The following other services are facilitated by the website of Chennai Metropolitan Water Supply and Sewerage Board:

  • Request for new water/sewer connection for residential properties.
  • Request for new water/sewer connection for industries.
  • Registration of complaints.
  • Booking of water tankers.
  • Booking of sewage tankers.

Rate of Tax

The rate for water tax is affixed at the rate of 1.5% of the assessed annual value. This provision is subject to further conditions. The timeline of payment will be specified in the demand notice, water and tax sewerage tax card or as per the frequent intimations of the Board.

Legal Proceedings

If the tax obligations are not met within the prescribed time period, the concerned authorities will serve a notice to such person demanding the payment of the sum due, failing which he/she would be liable for legal proceedings. Such initiatives may include the forced sale of property through the provision of distress sale, added with other fines and charges.

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