An NMC official, while talking to TOI, said some commercial property owners are not paying property tax as the establishment is not registered with the civic body. “Hence, the property tax department has decided to identify such properties through an inspection that will begin soon. This is part of the measures to increase revenue of the civic body,” the official said.
“We are also planning to conduct surveys of all the properties in the city as it will help the civic body identify properties that are under utilisation, but are not paying the tax,” the official added.
The move will also help assess the total area of existing properties and check whether additional construction or modification has been carried out without informing the civic body.
Currently, the NMC starts collecting property tax after the Building Completion Certificate (BCC) are obtained by the owners of the residential or commercial properties. But on most of the occasions, the properties are utilized without getting the BCCs.
“Hence, the property tax department has decided to bring the properties under utilisation without the BCC under the tax net,” the official said.
Published On Aug 31, 2023 at 01:00 PM IST
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