Gurgaon: Showing signs of recovery, the municipal corporation of Gurgaon (MCG) has collected Rs 33.9 crore of property tax in July alone, which is 65% of the total property tax collected from April to July 25.
MCG collected Rs 18.23 crore in the first three months of the quarter from April to June. Meanwhile, the civic body has already started sealing properties of tax defaulters and over 30 such properties have already been sealed in July.
Dinesh Kumar, zonal taxation officer-2 of MCG, said. “We have received the maximum collection of Rs 33.9 crore in July as July 31 is the last date to avail 10% additional rebate on filing property tax dues. We have also started sealing properties and have made a list of 200 defaulters .”
During the lockdown, MCG collected only Rs 9.3 lakh as property tax in April, Rs 3.25 lakh in May and Rs 18.1 crore in June. The Haryana government had in May announced a one-time rebate of 25% to property owners who pay their dues for the years 2010-11 to 2016-17 by August 31.
Property owners, who have paid the tax of the assessment year by July 31 of that assessment year, will be given a 10% rebate. Besides, an additional 10% rebate will be provided to those property owners who have deposited their dues for the years 2017-18, 2018-19 and 2019-20 consecutively by July 31 of that year as a good tax payer reward for the year 2020-21.
Owners paying property tax through the auto debit system will be given an additional 5% tax rebate. Officials said that 18% of interest will be levied annually on the tax defaulters for not paying their dues and their properties will be sealed and will be auctioned later.
Haryana had also announced earlier that a one-time rebate of 50% on residential properties situated in Lal Dora of villages falling under the municipalities will be allowed to those property owners, who clear all the property tax dues for the years 2010-11 to 2019-20 by August 31.
Moreover, the state government has also announced an exemption of 100% to charitable educational institutions, charitable hospitals and schools for children with special needs (CWSN) where the fees or rates equivalent to government schools and hospitals are charged, including approved colleges, schools, hospitals and dispensaries.