FAQ
As per provision of NKDA Act, 2007 (as amended), New Town Kolkata Development Authority (NKDA) is the competent authority to collect Property Tax.
No. Initially no bill will be raised. At first, within 2nd June, 2018 self assessment of Property Tax to be submitted online and according to the assessment, payment is also to be made within the 2nd June, 2018.
Ordinarily, the Property Owners in New Town Kolkata are liable to pay the property tax.
Yes. Property Tax is applicable for covered space as well as for vacant land. Land with under construction building will be treated as vacant land so far as the property tax is concerned.
Yes, the last date is 2nd June, 2018. This is also the last date for making payment for the 1st Qtr. Hence, it is advised to do the self assessment well ahead of 2nd June, 2018 to ensure the payment for the first Qtr. in time.
Yes. For making timely payment for each Qtr., 5% rebate will be given. For making payment of all four Qtrs. within the due date of 1st Qtr., additional 5% rebate will be allowed.
Yes. As per provision of the NKDA Act, 2007,

  1. if the self assessment is not done and payment of property tax for the 1st Qtr. is not made within 2nd June, 2018, 30% penalty will be imposed.
  2. If during self assessment, wrong information is submitted wilfully, or any information / fact is suppressed wilfully, a penalty up to 30% on the difference of property tax arising due to such misinformation will be charged as penalty.
The entire process has been arranged online: One needs to visit the website:

  1. www.nkdamar.org
  2. Click on the link “Assessment & Payment of Property Tax” which is available at the right side of the home page. Then Property Tax page will be opened.
  3. Click on “Apply for Self Assessment & Payment of Property Tax”. You will be re-directed to the e-district page of Government of West Bengal.
  4. Register and login.
  5. File your self assessment by online mobile OTP verification and filling up online form.
  6. Pay self assessed Tax by online or offline, by selecting relevant link.
For residential properties it is not mandatory. However, for non-residential properties having area 4000 sq ft. or more, uploading of certificate on covered space from any Architect / Engineer empanelled with NKDA is compulsory. Their list is available at the Property Tax page of the NKDA website. However, for residential cases also the upload page needs to be visited to proceed.
Yes. For benefit of tax payers, trained personnel, named as “Tax Sathi” are available. They are empanelled by NKDA. Names and contact phone numbers of “Tax Sathis” are available at the website of NKDA. Tax payers need not pay any charges to “Tax Sathi” for the first service. NKDA will make that payment. Please long on to www.nkdamar.org. Select “Assessment & Payment of Property Tax” (located at the right hand side of the home page), the Property Tax Page will be opened. Select “Enrolled tax Sathi” from left hand side of the property Tax Page.
Premise Number or Plot Number, PAN Number, Aaddhar Number, Address of the property, Sanctioned building Plan (in case of individual house), Date of possession / Occupancy certificate / Partial Occupancy Certificate whichever is earlier, Deed of the property to ascertain the area (in sq. ft.) of the property, Assessee number as mentioned in the record of title (if mutation has been done, if not, please select ‘no’ in the online form and proceed), Age of the property, use of the property (if different portion are put in different use the same should be mentioned using separate rows in the online form by adding rows), occupancy of the property (if different portion of the property under different occupancy i.e. owner occupied or rented, the same should be mentioned). If property is put in different uses and different occupancy, then area in sq ft of each such portion to be kept handy.

(a) Link of Dummy Form Flat

(b) Link of Dummy Form Land

(c) Link for some illustrations

The road having larger width will be taken into consideration. After entering the plot number / premises no. in the online form, the system will automatically select the location factor and area code.
Based on the information submitted by filling up the online form for self assessment, system will calculate the Property Tax. The Annual Tax as well as quarterly payable tax will be shown, which can also be printed.
Yes that can be done. However, it is advisable that the Property Tax is for the 1st Quarter is deposited within 2nd June, 2018 to avail rebate and to avoid penalty.
The entire area under jurisdiction of New Town Kolkata Development Authority has been divided into seven categories as per provision of the act seven different areas (A,B,C,D, E, F & G) were identified and assigned different value i.e. Rs. Per sq ft per annum which has been defined as Base Unit Area Value (BUAV). Then five Multiplicative Factors (MF) (i.e. age, location, structure, use & occupancy) were assigned for covered spaces and two multiplicative factors (location and use) were assigned for vacant lands. The annual valuation of the property is worked out as,
  1. For Flats / Apartments / commercial units:
    BUAV X MFs (as applicable) X total covered space (area in sq. ft.) (i.e. the area as mentioned in deed) = Annual Valuation of the property
  2. For vacant lands:
    BUAV X MFs (as applicable) X vacant land (in sq. ft.) = Annual valuation of the property.
  3. For Land comprising building:
    BUAV X MFs (as applicable) X total covered space (area in sq. ft.) + BUAV X MFs (as applicable) X vacant land (in sq. ft.) However, if the ground coverage of the building is equal to that of in the sanctioned building plan or the ground coverage is equal to or more than 35% of the plot area, there will be no property tax for vacant land.
Note: In all the above cases, Property Tax = Annual valuation X a% (a = 15% for residential properties and IT/ ITES a = 20% for other non-residential properties.)
Please see your deed. If not mentioned in deed, please visit our property tax page and access 'Find your Plot number & premise number'

As per provision of NKDA Act, 2007, covered space means the total floor area including the thickness of the wall and includes the spaces of covered courtyard, gangway, garage, open garage, Verandah, common service area, balcony and such other places.

For interpretation of covered area for flats / apartments / apportioned units so far as property tax is concerned, the super built up area as mentioned in respective deed plus the garage area as mentioned in the deed (if any) to be considered as total covered area. However, if in the deed, the garage area is included within the super built up area, then super built up area is to be considered as the total covered area and the online self assessment form is to be filled up accordingly.

This is for further clarification the covered area as mentioned in deed (if any) are generally not same as the covered area defined in the act for computation of property tax.

Residential Projects having any of the 5(five) in-campus facilities & amenities listed below will be considered as Special Projects.

  1. a. Club or alike.
  2. b. Swimming Pool.
  3. c. Banquet Hall / Community Hall or alike.
  4. d. Gymnasium or alike.
  5. e. Restaurant / Cafeteria or alike
  6. f. Department store or alike.
  7. g. Spa / Message Parlour / Beauty Parlour or alike.
  8. h. Creche or alike.
  9. i. Sky walk or alike.
  10. j. Tennis Court /Basket Ball/ Squash Court or alike.
  11. k. 75% or above open space.

a. Primarily any project conceived upon a land earmarked as HIG/ MIG/ LIG plot by WBHIDCO and / or so mentioned in the relevant master Plan / deed shall be considered as HIG / MIG / LIG project as applicable.

b. Any project conceived upon any “Bulk Plot” and developed and earmarked as HIG (which does not fall under any Special Project)/ MIG/ LIG housing projects by the developer concerned shall be considered as HIG/ MIG /LIG as the case may be.

c. In case neither of the above, for classification of HIG/ MIG/ LIG, the dimension in sq. ft. as mentioned in Notification No. 737-HI/1M-2/2007 (Pt.) dated 17th August, 2015 (as amended time to time) of Housing Department (L.A. Branch), Govt. of West Bengal to classify HIG / MIG/ LIG units will be followed.

  1. (i) LIG: 500 Sq. Ft. to 700 Sq Ft.
  2. (ii) MIG: 701 Sq. Ft. to 1100 Sq. Ft.
  3. (iii) HIG: 1101 Sq. Ft and above