To avoid properties being foreclosed, home and shop owners in the city have been advised to clear all their land assessment duties.
According to Alor Setar Mayor, Datuk Mat Noh Ahmad, MBAS had foreclosed 824 private and commercial properties after owners failed to pay land assessment worth a total of RM1.9 million.
Mat Noh said action would be taken on owners who failed to settle overdue payments within 14 days of being served with a notice, and if an owner still refused to pay, personal belongings would also be seized.
“Taxpayers who refused to make payment will have action taken against them but MBAS would first send them an SMS and get in touch with them to remind them to pay.
“We will also give a chance to the owner to come for a discussion if they are unable to settle the payment in full, but if they even fail to do so, we will take legal action,” he said.
Moreover, payments could be made on-line, at the post office, banks and kiosks at the MBAS office, as well as moving counters set up at Tesco Mergong, Taman Bersatu and several other places, adding that incentives would be given to those who made early payments.