Even as the two-month period of self-assessment scheme (SAS) to submit tax on residential properties will end on December 14, the response from the public so far has not been quite enthusiastic. As per records of the civic body authority, only 20% of the residents turned up till Wednesday to pay tax amounts at various e-sampark centres.
As per records, only 9,500 people have so far managed to submit their tax amount at different e-sampark centres under the above said scheme and the authority has fetched around Rs 35 lakh from the same. While the officials claim that they are expecting a huge turnout in the remaining two days, records clearly show that public response is too poor.
"Till Wednesday evening we had collected Rs 35 lakh from the residents of different areas of the city. Though the number has increased in the last 20 days, many residents are yet to pay the set amount," said an official of UT administration on condition of anonymity.
The time frame of two months to file tax amount under the SAS scheme started from October 14. Under the scheme, the residents won't be fined if they pay property tax, which is Rs one per square yard. After this, the residents will have to pay 25% penalty on the entire property tax amount along with 12% interest on the entire amount.