15 June 2021 - Ipoh City Council is concerned with the Covid-19 pandemic situation that hit our country, especially in Ipoh City.

Thus, MBI will provide a moratorium or deferment for three months on payment of first term assessment taxes, late payment of flat rentals, renewal of business premises/advertisement/composite licences and 2021 dog tag licence during the Movement Control Order (MCO) period.

There will be no enforcement actions or late payment penalties issued during the period.

This initiative implemented will be effective until 31 August 2021.

This moratorium is not intended as exemption from payments but rather an understanding of the citizens’ need to stay at home and temporarily limit physical dealings at the MBI counters.

However, the Council’s online payment channel is still accessible via the MBI website to avoid any large arrears to be paid by tenants or taxpayers.

Ipoh Mayor Dato' Rumaizi Baharin said the moratorium can also help the Ipoh citizens and small traders affected, besides boosting ongoing business activities during this MCO period implemented throughout the country.

Earlier in the MBI Full Board meeting last May, the Mayor also announced a one-month rental exemption to Ipoh Central Market and Medan Selera traders under the Council's supervision for June 2021, involving more than 1,000 traders with an estimated allocation of RM50,000.