Charanjit Singh Teja
Tribune News Service
Amritsar, September 12
The property tax wing of the Municipal Corporation (MC) has prepared a database of tax payers and are sending SMS alerts to them to avail 10 per cent rebate on tax.
The officials claimed that they have sent alert to tax payers five times on their mobile numbers.
Residents and traders who have been paying their property tax regularly are now in touch with the MC. The MC sends flash message about any offer or discount and last date to deposit the property tax. Now, it is convenient for the property tax wing employees to track tax payers in case of any delay in depositing tax.
Daljit Singh, nodal officer for property tax of the MC, said: “We are getting good response by adopting the SMS alert system. More residents are availing benefit of 10 per cent rebate on tax amount this time. The MC has already collected around Rs7.50 crore so far. By the end of the fiscal, we will achieve the recovery target of Rs42.5 crore. We are regularly sending alert to residents who have not paid the tax till date. There is a good opportunity to get 10 per cent discount on the current tax. The offer would end on September 30.”
The nodal officer asked the property tax wing employees to make efforts for maximum recovery of tax till September 30. The employees would not get leave till September 30 so that residents don’t face any inconvenience.
The property tax wing of the MC has issued 10,717 sealing notices to tax defaulters in the last two months.
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