IMC's correction camp for property tax bills a big hit
December, 27th 2012
After getting a favourable response from the day-long camp for correction in property tax bills on Wednesday, the Indore Municipal Corporation (IMC) is planning to organize a camp for correction in water tax bills to be held in January 2013.
The move to organize a camp for correction in property tax bills was appreciated by tax payers and people turned up in large numbers to make correction in their property tax bills. at one day camp.
Around 2,863 applications were received out of which correction in 530 applications were made on the spot. Remaining applications are expected to be disposed in next few days.
Additional municipal commissioner Manoj Pusp said, "Looking at the turn out at the camp today, we are planning to organize a similar camp on water tax bills in January next year."
By seeing the response of people at today camp for correction in property tax bill now we are planning to organise similar camp for water tax bills also in January."
He said the idea behind the camp was to bridge the gap between tax payers and the civic body, and also to encourage people to pay tax on time.
Here in this camp problem of the tax payers were solved on the spot. It is also expected to encourage people to pay their taxes on time.
He further said that idea of organizing this camp germinated during the mega lok adalat when IMC managed to collect Rs 15 crores of revenue from the tax payers. People turned up in large numbers to get the name transferred, correction to be made in name and address and closing of double accounts. with problems like transfer of name, correction in name and addresses, closing of double accounts. On that many people had also turned up for correction in their bills, so we had decided to organise a camp to address the problems of tax payers.
Today most of the people came up with problem
IMC secretary Ahay Rajangawkar said that 13 counters were setup at the civic body head office and a counter each at zonal office. People started coming right from the early morning and number of people keep on increasing every hour.
Rajangawkar said that there are around 3.9 lakh property tax account holders out of which 1.24 lakh people have paid their tax till date. The civic body is targeting to collect tax from 2.25 lakh tax payers as against 1.76 lakh tax payers in last financial year. "Those people who have made correction in their accounts today will certainly pay their tax before the end of this financial year," said Rajangawkar. So far, the civic body has collected Rs 125 crores and is expecting to collect Rs 25 crores in the next few days.