KUALA LUMPUR - The revised property valuation notices sent out by Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL) to owners earlier this month will remain unchanged.
From Jan 1 onwards, they will receive their assessment bill which reflects the new rates even though they may still submit their letters before Dec 17 objecting to the increased rates.
However, Federal Territories Minister Datuk Seri Tengku Adnan Tengku Mansor said ratepayers could choose to wait until March to pay, pending the outcome from consultation with its stakeholders on the increase.
"It is up to the people whether they want to pay the amount (based on the January bill) or wait until later," he said after launching a RM48mil (S$18 million) road project in Jalan Segambut here yesterday.
He said DBKL's by-laws stated that the bi-annual assessment bill was required to be sent out in January and June of each year.
He said the 507,800 ratepayers in the city could still send their objection letters to DBKL as set by the local authority, but there would not be enough time for them to process them before the January bill.
"That is why we will discuss it (appeal and protests) with our panel and hold dialogues with our stakeholders before announcing the final rate that everyone has to pay sometime around March," he said.
At a separate press conference, Deputy Minister Datuk Dr Loga Bala Mohan said NGOs involved in charity work in the city could apply for rebates for the assessment rates they are paying provided that they were registered with the Welfare Department.