NASHIK: Nashik municipal commissioner Ramesh Pawar has set a deadline of three months for the property tax department to bring 10,000 commercial properties under the tax net.
This includes around a dozen of hotels in the city, which are not paying property tax. These commercial properties are being used without obtaining building completion certificates (BCCs) from Nashik Municipal Corporation (NMC).
NMC’s inspectors from the property tax department had identified the commercial properties during the primary survey recently.
At present, NMC levies property tax after the BCCs are obtained by the residential or commercial properties. But most of the time, properties are utilized by the people without getting the BCCs.
Hence, the NMC commissioner has decided to bring the properties under utilisation without BCCs under the tax net.
Pawar told TOI that there are many commercial properties which are under utilisation, but they are not paying property tax. There are a few hotels also who are not paying property tax for many years.
He said he has directed the property tax department officials and employees to levy property tax on these commercial properties within three months.
“NMC’s revenue will increase much if we bring all the commercial and residential properties, which are under utilisation by the people but still not under the tax net,” he said.
During the last financial year 2021-22, NMC collected property tax amounting to Rs 150 crore, which was the highest property tax collection so far since the establishment of the civic body.