The realisation that properties not registered with the local tax office in Karnobat will attract fines has several of the English community in a flap.
Properties must be registered with the local tax office within two months of being sold, and whilst this is normally taken care of by the purchasers solicitor it has transpired that it has not been done in every case, thus exposing the owners to a fine.
Worryingly, even those who have been making regular payments of their council tax (approx 8 LV or £4 per year) may not be free of the problem. Whilst it is not possible to make the payment if the property is not registered with the tax office, no indication of the problem is given when making a payment on a property that had late registration.
The status of any property in relation to being registered may be discovered by visiting the tax office in Karnobat.
If you are paying your annual council tax (approx 8 lv) then you have no problem. If when attempting to make your council tax payment and presenting your title deeds to do so the property is discovered to be unregistered it will be necessary to visit the office directly across the hall. By presenting your deeds again you may receive assistance in filling in the required declaration which should be presented to the planning office near the Savoy restaurant and coffee bar.