MBKS mayor: Issuance of first half 2022 assessment bills delayed to include discounts

Wee explaining the late issuance of assessment rate bills.

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By Ling Hui

KUCHING, April 23: The late issuance of first half assessment bills for areas under Kuching South City Council’s (MBKS) jurisdiction is due to the inclusion of discounts under the Sarawak government’s post Covid-19 initiative.

MBKS mayor Dato Wee Hong Seng said the assessment bills are being reprinted to include the 25 per cent discount on assessment for residential holding with an annual rate of RM400 and above.

“If you have not received your assessment bill for the first half of the year, it is good news.

“We have printed all the assessment bills, but we had to reprint them when the (post Covid-19) initiative was approved.

“But if you have already made the payment (for the first half), you could claim for a rebate in the assessment for the next half of the year,” he said during his ShallWeeTalk Facebook live session today.

Wee said for properties with rates under RM400 per annum, the owners would also enjoy 30 to 100 per cent discounts, depending on property categories.

Meanwhile, this year’s permits and license fees for hawkers and markets are also exempted under the same initiative through the Ministry of Public Health, Local Government and Housing. — DayakDaily