Do not reply to SMS, you will be subject to empty house tax /

According to reports EconomyOnline According to ISNA, Mahmoud Mahmoudzadeh stated: “The real estate and housing system has the necessary capabilities in terms of infrastructure, but the law has given a task to the devices that are obliged to provide online information to the system, which we hope the devices will take the necessary care in this regard.” Households are also required to register their residential information in the system.

He added: The responsibility of the Ministry of Roads and Urban Development is to refine and plan the information received at different levels of the housing sector.

Emphasizing that the system does not have any special technical problems, the Deputy Minister of Roads and Urban Development said: “Based on the information we obtained from the relevant devices and the analysis of the system, 1.5 million vacant housing units were identified and text messages were sent to their owners.” Owners had to correct or verify this information if it was correct. Non-approval is considered as empty unit.

Mahmoudzadeh pointed out: We sent a text message to the owners to respond to the final stage. If they have any objections to the way the real estate system identifies the condition of the house, they should have provided it to us. For example, they stated that the unit had been sold or rented. This exchange of information has taken place and some people have not responded. Therefore, the information that exists is considered almost definitive and means that the unit is empty.

He added: “Due to the recent amendment to the law on tax on vacant houses, there are differences with the law of 1394, and we are examining the differences so that taxes can be applied in accordance with the new law.”

Two urgent plans for the tax on vacant houses were approved by the Islamic Consultative Assembly on July 13, 2016, and after the Assembly resolved the 16 objections raised by the Guardian Council, it was approved by the Guardian Council on December 17, 2016. On the other hand, so far, 109,000 vacant housing units have been introduced to the Tax Affairs Organization by the Ministry of Roads and Urban Development to collect taxes. Pursuant to Article 54 of the Law on Direct Taxes of each residential unit located in all cities with a population of more than one hundred thousand, which according to the National Real Estate and Housing System subject to Note (7) of Article 169 of this law, resides in each tax year for more than 120 days Or does not have a user is identified as an empty house and for each month more than the mentioned time, regardless of the exemptions of Note (11) of Article 53 of this law, monthly taxable income based on rental income tax in the first year equal to 6 times the related tax, The second year will be equal to 12 times the related tax and the third year onwards will be equal to 18 times the related tax.