BY Azlan Othman
In exercising the power conferred under Section 12 of the Municipal Boards Act Chapter 57, the Bandar Seri Begawan (BSB) Municipal Board sent a Notice of Claim of Building Tax for 2019 to owners of property located within the boundary of the Bandar Seri Begawan Municipal Board.
The BSB Municipal Board in a statement said that for property owners who have not yet settled their Claim of Building Tax for 2019, are advised to pay before December 31, 2019.
Payment may be made in cash, by credit card or by a crossed cheque under the name of the Government of Brunei Darussalam at the Finance Division, Level 3, Municipal Board Building, Jalan Perdana Menteri, Bandar Seri Begawan.
The BSB Municipal Department also provides building tax payment online through mobile applications/Internet banking with two cooperative banking financial institutions in the country – Bank Islam Brunei Darussalam (BIBD) and Baiduri Bank Berhad.
Failure to settle the tax will result in legal action under the Municipal Boards Act Chapter 57.
In addition, it is the duty of the owners of the property or their successors to give notice in writing to the BSB Municipal Department at Jalan Perdana Menteri as soon as possible regarding any changes to the matters such as the death of owner, properties sold, transfer and vacant as well as change in mailing address, the statement said.
-- Courtesy of Borneo Bulletin