According to Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL), state builders which were not able to lease out their premises due to the Corona pandemic can apply for a vacancy allowance now that will give them the right to refund the assessment tax.
DBKL said on 4th of November that this allowance is the assessment rebate for occupied and unoccupied buildings as discussed and explained in Section 162, Local Govt. Act 1976.
According to the city council, it was aware of the effects of the COVID-19 outbreak that had influenced many sectors in the nation including its main city, Kuala Lumpur. It was also said in the statement that “a lot of premises, commercial and non-commercial properties are not rented out for a relatively long duration,”.
There are over 646,000 properties of assessment tax accounts in Kuala Lumpur (KL) for this year 2020, of which more than 529,000 are residential premises while approx. 116,200 are commercial, as per DBKL.
Applications can be submitted to DBKL headquarters by visiting the following link.