IPOH — The Ipoh City Council (MBI) is set to discontinue physical assessment tax bills, transitioning fully to digital billing through its DMBI application, starting from the July to December assessment period this year.
According to BARNAMA News Agency, Ipoh Mayor Datuk Rumaizi Baharin, in a statement following the launch of the DMBI app, informed that customers can now register on the app for online payments via FPX and e-wallet. The app, introduced to provide convenience and safety, also includes notifications for new bills.
The transition to digital billing is part of MBI’s effort to align with government mandates. Since its development in January 2023, the app has seen increased usage, with a collection of RM136,493 recorded from January to October this year, compared to RM123,133 collected through conventional methods for the whole of 2022.
To encourage the adoption of the app, MBI has announced attractive prizes for customers who settle their annual assessment tax. These prizes include a Perodua Axia 1.0 E (MT) car, motorcycles, a Smart TV, and various digital household appliances, along with cash prizes in a lucky draw set for 2024. Additionally, for November and December this year, there is a monthly lucky draw worth RM9,000 for 20 winners.
Furthermore, the first 20,000 early bird customers who settle their annual assessment tax for 2024 via any payment method will receive rebates of up to RM5, subject to terms and conditions. This move represents MBI’s commitment to embracing digital solutions for efficient and accessible city services.