Pay property tax on Dec 15 and get surcharge waiver up to 100 %
December, 10th 2012
If you have not paid your property tax till now, pay it on December 15 and get the benefits of surcharge exemption of upto 100 per cent. Indore Municipal Corporation (IMC) will organize a one-day camp for property tax defaulters under Mega Lok Adalat at Gandhi Hall and all the zonal offices of civic body on December 15.
Mayor Krishnamurari Moghe said civic body will give exemption in surcharge over property tax dues. Those who have pending dues of upto Rs 50,000, will get 100 per cent waiver of surcharge, while those who have property tax dues in the range of Rs 50,000 to Rs 1 lakh, will get surcharge waiver of 50 per cent and property tax dues above Rs 1 lakh will get 25 per cent waiver in surcharge.
"Waiver in surcharge will be meant only for one day and people can pay their dues in two installments. Fifty per cent of tax dues will have to be paid on December 15 itself and the remaining amount can be paid in second installment," Moghe said.
Mayor said exemption in surcharge over pending tax dues is being given by state government on the initiative of Madhya Pradesh High Court which is organizing a Mega Lok Adalat to dispose of a huge number of pending cases.
"We expect more and more people to get benefited from it," Moghe said, adding that the civic body will inform people about this camp through loudspeaker, advertisements and hoardings.
Secretary IMC, Ahay Rajangaokar, said that until now only 1.75 lakh people are paying their tax regularly and through this drive they are planning to take number of tax payers to 2.25 lakh.
"We are hopeful of collecting around Rs 40 to Rs 50 crore of pending dues on December 15," Rajangaokar said.
He further said that in the last two and half months, the civic body has put hoardings on around 1,200 empty plots that have not paid their property tax as yet, saying that this particular cannot be sold and purchased without settling the pending tax dues.
"Following this, around 500 plot owners have settled their dues until now and others are in process," said Rajngaokar, adding that they have also sealed around 250 houses, flats and shops out of which around 100 have settled their dues.