Early property tax bills for Kolhapur residents

April 27, 2023

KOLHAPUR: The civic administration has generated all 1.57 lakh property tax bills as early as the third week of the new financial year in its bid to allow more people to avail of 6% discount for timely payment.

Every financial year, the Kolhapur Municipal Corporation (KMC) generates the property tax bills in May.

Civic officials said the early generation of the property tax bills would help in generating more revenue for KMC at the beginning of the year itself.

The KMC grants 6% concession in property tax if the payment is made before June 31. Earlier, many could not avail of the concession as they did not receive the bills on time.

Sudhakar Challawad, property tax superintendent of KMC, said, “Every year, the bills are generated in May. This year, however, we have managed to generate all the bills on the KMC website quite early. We are sending out the bills through speed post to the address of the property owners.”

Challawas added, “The property owners simply have to log in on the municipal corporation website or approach the citizen facilitation centres and provide their assessment number to check the tax amount and pay the bill.”

For 2022-23, as many as 1,57,463 properties have been issued property tax, which are 2,897 more than last year’s number.

In the last financial year, the KMC earned Rs 79 crore through property tax, highest so far. This financial year-2023-24, the civic body has set target of Rs 100 crore.

“For the next financial year, we have set the target of generating the property tax bills on the first day of the new financial year, which is April 1. It seems an ambitious target, but the civic administration is hopeful to get additional staffers to work on the property assessment part in advance to make it happen,” said Challawad.

  • Published On Apr 27, 2023 at 03:01 PM IST

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