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Lucknow property tax defaulters in for trouble

Lucknow Municipal Corporation (LMC) has decided to attach the properties of erring house owners and forfeit them to recover the tax. The Corporation have been sending reminders to defaulting property owners for the past many years.LMC would soon begin the exercise of attaching the properties, and forfeiting them to recover the pending dues. The LMC would also seize the bank accounts of the defaulting property owners, in an exercise which is set to begin within a period of a week.

There are over a dozen government buildings, residential and commercial property owners who owe massive dues towards the municipal body. The combined dues of all government buildings in the state capital are estimated to be around Rs 20 crore. Urban development sources said that a recent survey has found that Lucknow has some 6 lakh odd houses, even though only some 4 lakh houses are covered. Comprehensively, the dues of Rs 30 crore could be significant given the fact that the total house tax earning of LMC happens to be in the range of around Rs 80 crore.

A senior official in the department said that the tax is either under-assessed or is not assessed at all. The municipal body has now started issuing revised tax to the house owners.In fact, the municipal corporation has drawn a list of some 150 such owners — both residential and commercial — whose outstanding house tax dues have sky-rocketed to a whopping Rs 10 crore.


Times of India


Special drives for property tax recovery-NMC

Special drives for property tax recovery after Diwali

Nagpur Municipal Corporation (NMC) has directed all the zone officials to prepare a list of property tax defaulters.This year property tax collection is 2 crore more than last year. Till date (September 16) the property tax department has recovered only Rs 17 crore property tax.

The Nagpur Municipal Corporation will embark on a special drive to recover property tax from over five lakh defaulting after the festival season.The zone officials will prepare a list of property tax defaulters.The property owners who have unpaid taxes of Rs 5,000 and more will be issued notices by the respective zonal offices.As per the new policy, property tax is being calculated on the basis of rental value or the annual letting value of the property. Thus the revaluation exercise essentially involves the revision of standard rent of properties in a particular area.

once the elections and the festival season ends we will start special drives to complete the target.

Of the 340 approved posts, only 193 employees have been deputed to the property tax department to complete the target given by NMC. Even among these, over 100 employees are presently engaged in the state assembly election duties, which has forced NMC to slow down the recovery work. However, once the elections and the festival season ends NMC will start special drives to complete the target.In 2009-10 too the department expects to cross the Rs 100 crore mark.


Special NMC drive

Not paying your property tax can land you behind bars

According to MCD, only nine lakh people pay property tax, while according to its estimate, there are more than 30 lakh properties in the city. The Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) has launched an amnesty scheme. The amnesty scheme will be open from Tuesday to October 31.

The Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) has launched an amnesty scheme under which tax defaulters can clear their dues without having to pay a penalty or the interest amount. But those who fail to pay the tax by October will not only face penalties like sealing of bank accounts and attachment of property but may also be jailed for a period of seven years.

Under the scheme, all the property tax payers in the city will get a special identification number similar to Permanent Account Number from the civic agency. In future, the facility will be extended to other property owners too.The agency said that in future, property owners who submit pay the tax will get benefit in getting the building plan sanctioned.

The 30% penalty will be waived off for those paying property tax dues
before October 31. In addition to this, 1% interest levied every month on unpaid amount will not be charged from them. For the scheme, the civic agency has constituted special teams in all the 12 zones and the property tax headquarter at Lajpat Nagar.

Contact PMC for property tax bill 2009-10

Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) has received complaints from citizen on not receiving the property tax bill for 2009-10. PMC has told citizen of Pune who have not received the property tax bill for 2009-10 to approach PMC and write a letter mentioning their present address to deputy commissioner/ tax department chief, PMC building, Shivajinagar – 411005.

PMC has launched a drive to reach maximum tax payers and collect property tax. The general body of the PMC has set a target of collecting Rs 511.11 crore for 2009-10. The PMC has recently assessed 918 new properties whose ARV (Annual Ratable Value) is Rs 1.99 crore. Citizen who have paid property tax and still received bill showing the dues should also contact deputy commissioner/ tax department chief on same address.

Form IV and Form V for filing property tax 2009-10

Tax payers can pay property tax 2009-10 from July 1 at respective help center. BBMP accepts property tax from payers in two different forms. Form IV is property owners who made no change to their property. The property owners who made change from previous return can file their property tax in form V.

Form is available at Citizen Help center. Form IV is available in white and Form V in Blue. The change in property can be extend of built-up area, usage, occupancy or category.

Tax payers paying DD or Pay order will be issued the receipt on the spot and tax payers paying property tax by cheque will get receipt of return only on realization of cheque. They can get acknowledgement for receipt of return. The property tax payers paying tax for whole year on or before July 30 will get tax rebate of 5 per cent. Last date for paying tax for whole year or first half-year without penalty will be on August 30.

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File your property tax return 2009-10

Opportunity To File Revised Returns For Property Tax 2008-09

Deadline for property tax payers for filing property tax 2008-09 is on June 30. It is mandatory for all tax payers to pay property tax irrespective of whether or not they hold khata. Property Index Number (PID) can be known from BBMP website. If you have made mistake in calculating your property tax 2008-09, you can file your return now.

You can file your revised return at BBMP help center and get the acknowledgment of the same. BBMP tax calculator will enable you to calculate your property tax and interest payable for delayed payment. Second installment of property tax 2008-09 can be filed without fine or penalty up to June 30.

To avail the services from BBMP, tax payers have to make prompt payment and furnish the details of tax paid. Therefore ensure prompt payment to enjoy the benefit or services offered by BBMP to its citizen.

All help centers of BBMP will work from 9:30 Am to 12:30 Pm and 3:30 Pm to 7:00 Pm on all working days

June 30 last date for property tax 2008-09

Pay your property tax in time and avoid penalty or fine. June 30 is the last date for paying property tax 2008-09. Property owners can avoid paying penalty or fine on property tax if paid on or before June 30.

If property owners had made any default in first installment for property tax 2008-09, property owners will have to pay 2% interest per month. This is right time to file your return if you have wrong amount. Property owners who made wrong payment can file their return without any penalty or charges on or before June 30.

You can see property owners in Bangalore rushing to pay their property tax 2008-09 in June. If the property owners make any default, BBMP will charge penalty of double the property tax or issue distress warrant to attach movable property in the house towards property tax.

Property owners can make payment of property tax 2009-10 from July 1. July 30 is deadline for availing rebate for tax paid in full for 2009-10. August 30 will be last date for paying property tax 2009-10 without fine or penalty.

Pay Your Property Tax or Pay Double