Tax not paid, 12 commercial buildings in Chandigarh get sealing notice
CHANDIGARH: Around a dozen of commercial buildings in the city have been served sealing notices in the past couple of weeks for not clearing property tax. These buildings will be sealed if they fail to pay the dues in 15 days.
The Chandigarh municipal corporation had sealed four such commercial buildings, located in the Centra Mall in Industrial Area, a few days back.
“We have observed that many taxpayers of commercial properties have either ignored recovery notices or taken them lightly. Therefore, the authority has started taking stern action and serving sealing notices.
Now in some cases, people are coming forward to either settle their taxes or report issues, including disputes, related to the building, if any. The MC looks at the case accordingly to reach to a final decision,” an official said.
Since tax from commercial properties fetches maximum revenue, the authorities have been focusing more on the segment.
“Sealing notices can be sent to the commercial properties, but the authorities cannot seal houses,” sources said. The MC has targetted Rs 80 crore in property tax in the current financial year.