By Accommodation Times Bureau
This year, Nashik Municipal Corporation (NMC) collected Rs 22 crore more property and water tax as compared to previous year. Water tax defaulters will face disconnection within 15 days.
In 2017-18 the property tax collection is Rs 5776.51 lakh. While in 2016-17, property tax collection was Rs 4518.44 lakhs. As compared to last year the increase in property tax collection is Rs 1258.07 lakh.a
Those who uses solar energy, they pay online and get subsides and also those who pay in April get 5% subsidy, in May 3% and in June 2%. Total 7644 property owners use solar energy and the tax collected from them is Rs 7.80 lakh. Tax collected from 124481 property owners who availed of five percent, three percent and two percent subsidy is Rs 89.90 lakh. Online payments were made by 41821 persons and Rs 6.41 lakh was collected.
In 2017-18 the collection for water tax is Rs 1997.36. As compared to year 2016-17, this year Rs 929.50 lakh more was collected for water tax. In 2016-17 it was Rs 1067.87 lakh
Total property tax amount collected through subsidised rates is Rs 3475.94 lakh.
According to NMC official, “We are going to take action against all defaulters who fail to pay the dues in 15 days. We will cut off their water supply connections. Offence will be filed at respective police stations, on defaulters who illegally start disconnected water supply. Overall there has been a total increase of Rs 22 crore in the property and water tax collection this fiscal as compared to the last.”
Notices were issued to 67838 water tax defaulters out of which 10550 paid total Rs 617.73 lakhs including arears of Rs 417.05 lakh and Rs 200.68 lakh.