New Gurgaon areas biggest defaulters of MCG house tax
December, 13th 2012
The Municipal Corporation of Gurgaon (MCG) is struggling to recover a whopping Rs. 600 crore house tax dues, accrued since the corporation's inception in 2008.
It's primarily the areas falling under MCG Zone 3 that account for large chunk of the dues. Of the Rs. 333 crore
house tax imposed in New Gurgaon areas so far, only Rs. 45 crore has been recovered. The recovery here has been met with stiff resistance from house owners as they already pay maintenance charges to private developers. Hence, the house tax by MCG is seen as a form of "double taxation by residents.
Besides, the MCG has not yet taken over these areas, though constitutionally these areas fall under the corporation's limit.
On the other hand, a total of Rs. 125 crore house tax has been imposed in Zone 2, which comprises Old city areas such as Dundahera, Carterpuri and Bhim Nagar villages, and industrial hub Udyog Vihar.
Here, Rs. 26 crore has been recovered.
Then, Rs. 14 crore of the Rs. 93 crore house tax bill has been recovered in Zone-4, which consists of Old Gurgaon areas such as Jharsa, Teekri and Fazilpur villages and also has private townships such as Malibu Towne, South City-11 and institutional areas like Infocity.
Old Gurgaon areas such as Daulatabad, Basai, Dhanwapur and Haryana Urban development Authority (Huda) sectors 4 and 7 falling under Zone-1 have the least house tax bill amount at Rs. 36 crore. Of this, MCG has recovered almost Rs. 19 crore.
The MCG has been pushing for collection of house tax through proposing interlinking of the house tax payment with trade licence and fire no objection certificate. The MCG is soon going to publish bank account numbers to deposit tax