The Pimpri Chinchwad Municipal Corporation (PCMC) has started sending notices to those property holder having dues of more than Rs 5,000. According to PCMC, 1.13 property holders have arrears.
“The department had collected information of 1.13 lakh property holders who have arrears of more than Rs 5,000 as of January 2018,” Dilip Gawde, joint commissioner and chief of property tax department, PCMC, said. He further added, “The department has begun sending pre-seizure notices to property holders from January 5 onwards and directed all 16 divisional offices to send the notices by January 31.”
“There are 4.64 lakh properties registered with the department. Property holders have to pay tax for the first half of the fiscal before June 30, failing which a penalty of 2 percent per month is charged from them till they clear the arrears, he said.
He added, “Further, they have to pay property tax for the second half of the fiscal by December 31. Otherwise, a penalty of 2 percent per month is charged from them till they clear the arrears.”
“The divisional offices would have sent more notices to property holders in the past one week. I have sought information on the number of notices sent by them and the reasons for the delay,” said Gawde.
The department targets to collect property tax of Rs 450 crore in 2017-18. At present department has collected total of Rs 344.86 crore as property tax till January 28.