Chandigarh municipal commissioner holds review meet on property tax defaulters, ET RealEstate

September 10, 2023

CHANDIGARH: Municipal Commissioner Anindita Mitra on Friday held a review meeting with the property tax branch of the Municipal Corporation to assess the progress and related issues of the branch.

Besides the discussion over property tax defaulters of all segments, the collected recovery amounts and dispatched notices were also discussed in detail during the crucial meeting held in the city.

Sources revealed that since many property tax defaulters are avoiding paying the tax, soon the process of sending notices will be intensified.

“Moreover, if the tax defaulters show reluctance on this issue, then the process of the sealing will also be initiated as per the laid down rules and regulation,” said one official.

“Like the previous times, Panjab University and Chandigarh administration has been found to be the major property tax defaulters of the Municipal Corporation. Now, the documentation related to all defaulters’ files will be prepared and notices will be sent in the coming days to recover the tax amount,” sources said.

Earlier, Municipal Corporation, Chandigarh, had given two months rebate period -April and May- in the current financial year to the taxpayers to avail the rebate facility.

During the rebate period, the authority had giving 20% rebate on the residential properties of the city, while 10% rebate was announced on the commercial properties.

After the two months rebate period, the defaulters of the property tax have to pay the 25% penalty charges over the entire property tax amount and subsequently, they will also have to pay 12% interest on the same to the civic body authority.

  • Published On Sep 10, 2023 at 12:00 PM IST

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