It has been reported that the recent Assembly Polls has affected the Nagpur Municipal Corporation (NMC) for collecting property tax worth Rs. 25 crores. During the assembly election period, property tax collection which is the main source of income of NMC witnessed a slowdown in the process.
During the elections, 200 employees from the tax department were appointed for tax collection duty and NMC managed to collect 117 crores of tax till October 23. According to last year targeted property tax collection, it was aimed for Rs. 509 crores.However, the final collection was Rs 230 crore only which means the tax collection during 2019-20 was reduced to rupees 450 crores.
NMC collected 97 crores till September 20 and last year during the same period 67 crore worth taxes were collected. As many as 1, 77, 000 residents have paid their current year property tax, while 80, 676 residents have already cleared the due tax. According to the reports, 3, 62,459 residents have not paid their tax which is almost rupees 473 crore.
Just like every year, NMC has started publishing advertisements for the payment of tax collection they have also put the advertisements on radio, movie theatres, and print media and have also personally appealed the residents to clear their property taxes.
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