CMC extends Online Tax Payment System

Wednesday, 6 May 2015 01:20 -     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}

The Colombo Municipal Council (CMC) has decided to extend the e-Service Online Tax Payment System. Accordingly, five kiosks with facilities for online payment are expected to be set up within the Colombo Municipal Council limits. This will enable even taxpayers who do not possess internet facilities to make their tax remittances to the CMC online. The ICT Agency of Sri Lanka (ICTA) took steps to introduce the Online Tax Payment System to the Colombo Municipal Council in 2014. That was the first time an online tax payment system was introduced by any local government authority in Sri Lanka. Since the introduction of the system in 2014, the total sum of remittances received online up to now by the CMC as tax payment has exceeded Rs. 10 million. Online tax payment received by the CMC in 2015 during the period from January-April exceeds Rs. 4.2 million.   The facility could be availed at or Tax payment to the CMC could also be made through a mobile phone. There are nearly 600,000 permanent residents within the CMC limits and the total revenue per year from rates payment alone exceeds Rs. 3,300 million. According to the Global Information Technology Report 2015, issued by the World Economic Forum Sri Lanka, the CMC is at a praiseworthy level in the area of providing citizen services online.