Zonal taxation officials are telling those residents who are paying their balance for financial year 2008-09 and 2009-10 should pay according to the old tax policy because it seems to be some ambiguity regarding the new house tax policy. The main complaint of the residents is that the tax amount calculated less according to the new policy.
The state government announced a new tax policy this year in June thinking that that it will attract more and more residents to pay property tax. A majority of residents do not pay tax because they think its too steep. However when govt. decided to impose a token amount of Rs.1 per square yard per annum for those units below 250 sq yards and self-occupied.
The zonal taxation officials are unmindful of new norms and are insisting that balance amount to be paid according that policy even though there is a huge balance. Main reason for this is too get much of revenue and on other hand the residents are trying to get as much as rebate.
One of the officials said,’’ there seems to some uncertainty about this issue and there will be a meeting held for this. There could be some teething problems as the policy is being implemented for the 1st time. If we feel we have calculated incorrectly we will certainly refund the amount.