Launch of Online Payment for Building Tax

The online payment for building tax is one the Municipal Board's initiatives in the three districts to facilitate method of payment for building tax at the municipal areas in cooperation with two financial institutions in the country. The initiative is hoped to increase the collection of building tax revenue and reduce the board's arrears. The online payment for building tax was launched yesterday morning at a ceremony held at Bandar Seri Begawan Municipal Board.

It was launched by Yang Berhormat Pehin Orang Kaya Seri Kerna Dato Seri Setia Doctor Haji Awang Abu Bakar bin Haji Apong, the Minister of Home Affairs. The online payment method will assist building tax payer to settle their claims anytime, without the need to visit the payment counters at Bandar Seri Begawan, Kuala Belait, Seria and Tutong Municipal Boards.

Hajah Rasidah binti Haji Ghani, Municipal Officer at the Municipality Authority Section, Ministry of Home Affairs in an interview with RTB explained that the facility is an alternative for payment of building tax purposes. To utilise the facility, customers are required to obtain a unique ID which can be used for payment through BIBD or Baiduri Bank mobile applications. For further enquiries, building owners are advised to contact their respective municipal board's tax section.

The payment for building tax can be made through websites at www.bibd.com.bn and www.baiduri.com.bn or mobile applications, BIBD Mobile App and Baiduri Personal i-Banking. The initiative also received a positive respond from the public.

Source: Radio Television Brunei

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