Civic body identifies 100 property tax violators

Civic body identifies 100 property tax violators

Tribune News Service
Amritsar, January 13

Seeing that recovery targets have fallen short by approximate Rs10 crore, the Municipal Corporation has started scrutiny of the big defaulters and identified at least 100 big businesses which have deposited less tax than the previous year.

Additional Commissioner Sandeep Rishi said the MC had collected a total of Rs26.27 crore as property tax during the previous financial year. He added that the amount has dropped by around one-third during the current fiscal year.

  • The MC has so far cumulated Rs16.10 crore as property tax.
  • The MC officials stated that the big businesses which had deposited more tax during the previous year and have deposited less amounts this year are the major cause of drop in the collections.
  • The big businesses, who have deposited less tax this year, include few malls in the city. The MC has asked the staff to make efforts to collect the taxes from such businesses.

The Municipal Corporation has so far cumulated Rs16.10 crore as property tax. The MC officials stated that the big businesses which had deposited more tax during the previous year and have deposited less amounts this year are the major cause of drop in the collections.

The officials said that the big businesses, who have deposited less tax this year, include few malls in the city. The MC has asked the employees to make efforts to collect the taxes from such businesses. They stated that most of the businesses have deposited fewer taxes on the pretext of Covid-19. Sandeep Rishi said that efforts are being made to recover the dues from such establishments.

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