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How to pay cukai tanah (quit rent) online?

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As the saying goes, the only two certainties in life are death and taxes. This aptly applies to property owners as they need to pay yearly taxes on properties in Malaysia, including quit rent or cukai tanah. We share the necessary links, pointers and steps for you to pay quit rent online.

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What is cukai tanah (quit rent)?

Quit rent, also known as cukai tanah in Malay, is the land tax imposed on private properties by the state governments in Malaysia. It is administered by the state’s Land and Mines Office also known as Pejabat Tanah dan Galian or PTG.

Unlike assessment which is billed half-yearly by local councils, quit rent is billed annually. Most states will require property owners to pay their quit rent by 31st May each year.

Property owners who live in Sarawak meanwhile, no longer have to pay quit rent! The state abolished all quit rent payments in 2016 – this applies for land conditioned for residential and agricultural purposes with an area of smaller than 100 acres (40.47 hectares).

Read our guide on Quit Rent, Parcel Rent & Assessment Rates in Malaysia to get a better understanding.

What is parcel rent?

Parcel rent was introduced in Selangor in 2018 to replace quit rent for strata properties. Previously, quit rent was charged to the Joint Management Body (JMB) of a strata property (a development carved out into different lots, such as a condominium, apartment, flat or a gated and guarded landed property). This cost was then divided among the unit owners and charged through maintenance fees.

Parcel rent is governed by the Strata Management Act (SMA) 2013 and the Strata Titles Act (STA) 1985 and is charged directly to individual owners based on the size of their unit. Several other major states such as Penang, Perak, Kuala Lumpur and Negeri Sembilan have also followed suit.

The change from quit rent to parcel rent was meant to ease the process of selling strata units, as owners will no longer be held back by outstanding quit rent.

What is the rate of cukai tanah (quit rent) in each state?

The amount of quit rent charged depends on the size of the property. The size is multiplied by the specified rate, which differs from state to state. Within each state, there are also different rates depending on the location and type of property.

For example, a commercial property will incur a higher quit rent compared to a residential property while quit rent for a residential property in a city will be higher than a similar-sized property in a small town.

Quit rent = Size of property X Rate

Unfortunately, the quit rent rate for a certain state is not displayed on the respective PTG websites. Property owners are advised to call up their local PTG to get obtain the latest rates.

Here are the rates for some of the states:

StateQuit rent per 100 square meters
MelakaFrom RM42 in towns to RM8.40 in rural areas
PahangFrom RM50 in towns to RM30 in rural areas
TerengganuFrom RM6 in towns to RM1 in rural areas.

Strata property: From RM20 for regular developments and RM10 for low-cost developments.

How to check my cukai tanah (quit rent) total online?

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You can check your quit rent on the online portals of a certain state’s Land and Mines Office. For example, if your property is in Kuala Lumpur, you would look for the PTGWP website.

Most of these portals will require specific information to check your quit rent, usually your account number or title number. If you have a previous quit rent bill, all this information is stated in the bill.

Where to pay cukai tanah (quit rent)?

Cukai tanah (quit rent) bills can be paid at the headquarters or branches of the respective Pejabat Tanah Galian. In some states, you can also pay your quit rent at local councils, district offices, and even at post offices. Most PTGs accept online payment, either through their own portals or internet banking.

Pos Online accepts quit rent payment for Selangor, Perak, KL, Melaka, Putrajaya, Negeri Sembilan.

You can enquire about methods of payment by visiting their websites or calling the PTG hotline. Do note that their operation hours might change during the movement control orders.

The address and contact numbers for the Pejabat Tanah of each state in Malaysia is listed down below:

StateAddressWebsite
JohorAras 3, Bangunan Dato’ Mohamad Saleh Perang, Kota Iskandar,
79576, Nusajaya, Johor.(Tel: 607-266 6880)
https://ptj.johor.gov.my/

 

KedahWisma Negeri,
05576, Alor Setar, Kedah.(Tel: 604-702 8008)
https://www.ptgkedah.gov.my/

 

KelantanBlok 3, Kompleks Kota Darulnaim,
15576, Kota Bharu, Kelantan.(Tel: 609-748 1957)
https://ptg.kelantan.gov.my/

 

MelakaAras 1-2, Wisma Negeri,
Jalan Wisma Negeri,
Hang Tuah Jaya
75450, Ayer Keroh, Melaka.(Tel: 606-3333333 ext 5048)
https://ptg.melaka.gov.my/

 

Negeri SembilanTingkat 4, Blok A & B,
Wisma Negeri, Jalan Dato’ Abdul Kadir,
70990, Seremban, Negeri Sembilan.(Tel: 606-765 9831 / 9826)
https://ptg.ns.gov.my/my/
PahangBangunan PTG,
Bandar Indera Mahkota,
25990, Kuantan, Pahang.(Tel: 609-571 2600)
http://ptg.pahang.gov.my/

 

PenangParas 3, 21 dan 22,
KOMTAR, 10000, Pulau Pinang.(Tel: 604-650 5211)
http://ptg.penang.gov.my/

https://ebayar.penang.gov.my/

 

PerakBangunan Sri Perak Darul Ridzuan,
Jalan Panglima Bukit Gantang Wahab,
30000, Ipoh, Perak.(Tel : 605-209 5000)
https://ptg.perak.gov.my/

 

PerlisJalan Penjara,
01000, Kangar, Perlis.(Tel: 604-9765 501/502/503)
https://ptg.ptgps.gov.my/

 

SabahSabah Lands and Surveys Department,
Wisma Tanah Dan Ukur,
Jalan Perwira,
88100, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah.(Tel: 6088-527 600, 527 601)
http://www.jtu.sabah.gov.my/

 

SarawakLand and Survey Department Sarawak,
Level 6, Menara Pelita,
Jalan Tun Abdul Rahman Yaakub,
93050, Petra Jaya, Kuching, Sarawak.(Tel : 6082-444 111)
Property owners who paid for Quit Rent in advance in 2016 and after are entitled to a refund. Download the refund form via:  https://landsurvey.sarawak.gov.my/
SelangorBangunan Sultan Salahuddin Abdul Aziz Shah,
40576, Shah Alam, Selangor.(Tel: 603-5544 7000)
https://ptg.selangor.gov.my/

 

TerengganuKompleks Sri Iman,
Jalan Sultan Mohamad,
20692, Kuala Terengganu, Terengganu.(Tel: 609-622 2966, 622 2193)
http://pdtkt.terengganu.gov.my/

 

Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala LumpurAras G – 6, Rumah Persekutuan,
Jalan Sultan Hishamuddin,
50678, Kuala Lumpur.(Tel: 603-2610 3300)
http://www.ptgwp.gov.my/

 

Wilayah Persekutuan PutrajayaAras G, Block 2, Menara Seri Wilayah,
Presint 2, Pusat Pentadbiran Kerajaan Persekutuan,
62100, Putrajaya.(Tel: 603-8889 7777)
http://www.ptgwp.gov.my/
Wilayah Persekutuan LabuanPejabat Pengarah Tanah dan Galian,
E003, Tingkat 1, Aras Podium,
Kompleks Ujana Kewangan,
80693, Wilayah Persekutuan Labuan.(Tel: 6087-415 132)
http://www.ptgwp.gov.my/

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How to pay cukai tanah (quit rent) online?

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Paying your quit rent online is simple and convenient. You can pay quit rent for most PTGs through internet banking as you would your other bills. The only limitation is that each PTG allows payment through selected banks. You would have to look up the respective websites to see if your bank is on the list.

For example, payment for Selangor quit rent via online banking can only be done through Maybank, Public Bank and CIMB. During the payment process, just select Pejabat Tanah & Galian Selangor as the payee. PTG Selangor has also introduced online payment via credit card.

As paying online is becoming the norm, payment options are also growing and many states now accept payment via credit card.

Some PTGs have their own online system to pay quit rent. For property owners in Johor, quit rent can be paid through the Johor online payment portal, JohorPay. You will need to create an account on the portal before you can check your bill and make payments. Payment can be made using your bank’s FPX (Financial Process Exchange) or credit card.

How to pay cukai tanah (quit rent) online in Selangor?

  1. Go to the Selangor PTG online payment portal, ehasil.selangor.gov.my (not to be confused with ezhasil, the portal for income tax)
  2. In the “eSemakan” (electronic search) page, search for your account and amount due by entering either your account number or title number. This information can be found in a previous bill. Click search.
  3. If the details are entered correctly, your account details will be shown. If there is a payment due, there will be a “Bayar” button next to the amount.
  4. Click on the “Bayar” button and you can select payment via FPX transaction or credit card.
  5. For payment via FPX (Maybank, Public Bank or CIMB), log in with your online banking profile and make the payment.
    1. For payment via credit card, fill in your credit card details and enter the one-time password sent to your phone.
  6. Print or save the payment transaction receipt and quit rent receipt as proof of payment.
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How to pay cukai tanah (quit rent) online in KL?

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  1. Go to the Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur PTG e-Bayaran page.
  2. Search for your account number by entering either your account number, title number, strata number or IC number. This information can be found in a previous bill. Click search.
  3. If the details are entered correctly, your account details will be shown. To make a payment, click on the “Bayar” button at the bottom of the page.
  4. Select payment via FPX transaction or credit card.
  5. For payment via FPX, log in with your online banking profile and make the payment. Kuala Lumpur has more banks on their list compared to Selangor’s.
  6. For payment via credit card, fill in your credit card details and enter the one-time password sent to your phone.
  7. Print or save the payment transaction receipt and quit rent receipt as proof of payment.

What is my responsibility as a property owner?

Besides paying your property taxes, you should also:

  • Notify your local council of any changes in postal address
  • To notify your local council of any change in property ownership. This can be done in writing or via Form F (from Council’s office) and to provide a copy of the Memorandum of Transfer (MOT) or the Sales and Purchase Agreement.
  • To check at your local council office if there is any outstanding rate, and settle it accordingly before a change of ownership takes place.

What happens if I don’t pay my cukai tanah (quit rent)?

A fine will be imposed for late payment of quit rent and you will be given a notice. If you ignore the notice and continue to default, the state can issue a warrant of arrest against you. They can take court action against you and have your land confiscated, as provided by Section 97 and Section 100 of the Land Code. Your property / land could also be auctioned off by the registrant auctioneer appointed by the municipal council. A 10% cost will be imposed too for payment of the warrant.

Property and landowners who have quit rent arrears are also unable to proceed with any transactions involving their asset – including to sub-divide and develop the land, to change the land category, transfer of ownership as well as to lease or mortgage the land.

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Frequently Asked Questions About Cukai Tanah (Quit Rent) in Malaysia

Yes, there is. But the payment deadlines may vary by state, so it's essential to check with your local Land Office for specific due dates. Late payments may incur penalties.
Yes, some online platforms allow you to pay for multiple properties in one transaction. Check with your local Land Office or the online payment portal for this option.
If you face technical difficulties, contact the respective state Land Office's customer support or helpline for assistance.