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Kanpur House Tax: Introduction

Kanpur, previously known as Cawnpore and now famous as the Leather City of the World and Manchester of the East, is a metropolis in the state of Uttar Pradesh. A historically important city, Kanpur is famous for its leather and textile industries. It is also famous for its distinctive Kanpur Nautanki style and is home to several leading education institutes, including Harcourt Butler Technical University and IIT Kanpur. The city is a major financial hub of North India and as of 2021, is home to close to 3.2 million people. In Kanpur, the Kanpur Municipal Corporation or Kanpur Nagar Nigam, which was established in 1959, is responsible for collecting Kanpur house tax from people.

Until a few years ago, Kanpur used the ARV or the annual rental value method to collect house tax from Kanpur residents. This, however, led to very low tax collections and major inefficiencies and inaccuracies during collections. The Kanpur Municipal Corporation has now moved the process of paying Kanpur house tax online. Property owners can pay taxes online by visiting the official website of the Kanpur Municipal Corporation.

Kanpur Property Tax Calculation

In Kanpur, gone are the days when one had to sit down and do manual calculations to figure out their pending Kanpur house tax. Now, the Kanpur Municipal Corporation has a property tax calculator that property owners, those who own residential properties, as well as those who own non-residential spaces, can use to calculate their Kanpur property bill. One can access this calculator under the 'Property Tax Information' section on the corporation's website. If you are planning to use this calculator, keep necessary property-related details ready with you.

Calculate Kanpur Property Tax for Residential Buildings

If you want to calculate the tax payable for a residential property, access the calculator on Kanpur Municipal Corporation's website and fill in the required information, such as address or plot number, year of construction, the total size of the property in square feet, etc. That apart, you will also be required to disclose the name of the owner, type of construction, whether the property is self-occupied or has been given out on rent, etc.

Once you fill in these details, the calculator will give you the net payable amount in only a few seconds.

Calculate Kanpur Property Tax for Commercial Buildings

If you wish to calculate the net payable tax for a commercial building that you own in Kanpur, you will have to visit the page dedicated to non-residential buildings on the Kanpur Municipal Corporation's website. Once you are there, you must enter details, such as the address of the property, the ward/zone/mohalla where it is located, the name of the owner of the property, etc. The calculator may ask you to reveal other pieces of information as well. So, keep all property-related documents ready with you.

Once you have filled in all the information, the calculator will give you results in no time.

Important: In Kanpur, places of worship, properties owned by charitable organizations, schools and colleges are completely exempt from tax. Further, properties valued under Rs.360 are also exempt from tax. Properties owned by disabled people also draw tax rebates. Property owners must also know that Kanpur Municipal Corporation charges tax at discounted rates for some parts of properties, such as garages and balconies. Therefore, keep these things in mind while calculating your final tax value and paying it online.

Further, the Kanpur Municipal Corporation has very stringent rules regarding the late payment of taxes. The body levies a late fee on payments made past the deadline. This late fee can range from Rs.100 to Rs.25,000. 

Steps to Pay Kanpur Property Tax Online

While Kanpur residents can pay their property tax offline, the civic body has made it far easier for them to pay their taxes from the comfort of their homes. Now, property owners can pay their taxes online. All they have to do is follow these simple steps:

  • If you want to pay your taxes online, the first thing you must do is visit Kanpur Municipal Corporation's official website (
  • Once there, click on the 'Pay your Property Tax - Online' option. This is the first option you will see under news and updates.
  • The website will then ask you for your PID number. In case you do not remember your PID number, you can get it on the website by filling in your personal details, such as name, address, ward number, etc.
  • You will then be redirected to the next page. On this page, you will see details of the net tax payable, including arrears, interest incurred on arrears, etc. Go through these details and make sure everything is correct.
  • Once you have verified all the tax-related information, click on continue. You will then be redirected to the next page, where you can complete payment using options such as Credit Card, Debit Card, and Net banking.

If you own a property or more than one property in Kanpur, make sure to pay your taxes on time. After all, you do not want to attract late payment charges, which can total up to a pretty hefty sum in case of delayed payments.

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