CMC extends on-line tax payment
Five kiosks with facilities for on-line payment are due to be set up
within the Colombo Municipal Council limits. This will enable tax-payers
who do not possess internet facilities of their own, to make tax
remittances to the CMC online.
The ICT Agency of Sri Lanka (ICTA) took steps to introduce the
on-line tax payment system to the Colombo Municipal Council in 2014.
That was the first time an online tax payment system was introduced
to any local government authority in Sri Lanka. Since the introduction
of the system in 2014, the total amount of remittances received on-line
up to now by the CMC as tax payment was over Rs.10 million.
On-line tax payment received by CMC from January-April this year was
over Rs. 4.2 million. The facility could be availed of by using the
websites www.srilanka.lk or www.cmc.lk.
Tax payment to the CMC could also be made through the mobile phone.
There are nearly 600,000 permanent residents within the CMC limits
and the amount per year from rates payment alone was over Rs. 3,300