There are only 40 days left till the start of the new financial year and objectives have been set for each zone in terms of property tax collection. In order to increase the income of Nagpur Municipal Corporation, before the end of the current financial year, i.e. before March 31, at least 80 per cent of the target should be collected, said Mahendra Dhanvijay, Chairman, Tax Collection and Taxation Committee.
Regarding the recovery of property tax, a meeting was held at Punjabrao Deshmukh Smriti Standing Committee Hall. The meeting was attended by Mahendra Dhanvijay, Chairman, Tax Collection and Taxation Committee, Dinkar Umredkar, Assessor and Tax Collector, Sarvashri Prakash Varade, Ashok Patil, Vijay Humne, Ganesh Rathod, Harish Raut, Kiran Bagade, Sushma Mandge, Sadhana Patil, Superintendent of Taxes. Gautam Patil, Assistant Superintendent of Taxes Pandurang Shinde and Assistant Superintendent of Taxes of all zones were present.
Mahendra Dhanvijay, Chairman, Tax Collection and Taxation Committee, reviewed the work of all the ten zones regarding tax collection. ‘Abhay Yojana’ was announced by NMC from December 15, 2020 for recovery of arrears of property tax. In this, from December 15, 2020 to January 20, 2021, if the arrears of property tax is paid in one lump sum, 80 per cent of the penalty and if it is paid from January 21, 2021 to February 14, 2021, 50 per cent of the penalty is announced.
The scheme was launched with the objective of providing facilities to the citizens and increasing the income of the corporation in the situation that arose during the Covid period. According to the administration, Rs 48.52 crore of arrears of property tax has been collected under this scheme. Apart from this, there is also a need to increase regular tax collection.
Regular property tax collection is essential for the development of the city and action needs to be taken at every zonal level. Compulsory property tax collection should be done at the zonal level.