TMC to launch wa­ter tax por­tal in two months TAX TAR­GET

Hindustan Times ST (Mumbai) - HT Navi Mumbai Live - - HTNAVI MUMBAI - Megha Pol megha.pol@hin­dus­tan­times.com

THANE: To bring trans­parency in tax col­lec­tion, the Thane Mu­nic­i­pal Cor­po­ra­tion will fa­cil­i­tate on­line pay­ment of wa­ter taxes.

The cor­po­ra­tion will start the fa­cil­ity in the next two months. Last year, it started on­line pay­ment of prop­erty tax.

The de­lay in pay­ment of wa­ter tax has af­fected the tax col­lec­tion. With on­line pay­ment fa­cil­ity, pay­ing taxes will be eas­ier and faster.

“We will also get in­for­ma­tion on tax de­fault­ers if the pay­ment is done on­line. We will map each prop­erty in the city. Tax­pay­ers will have to click on their build­ing to get the in­for­ma­tion on the bal­anced tax. Res­i­dents no longer have to stand in long queues at the ward of­fices to pay wa­ter tax. The en­tire pro­ce­dure will be com­pleted in two months,” said a civic of­fi­cial, re­quest­ing anonymity.

He said the por­tal will also make it sim­ple for the civic of­fi­cials to iden­tify tax de­fault­ers.

The TMC re­ceived good re­sponse for the on­line prop­erty tax col­lec­tion por­tal, wherein prop­er­ties are sim­i­larly mapped on the city map and res­i­dents only have to click on their prop­erty to pay the tax.

More than 21,000 con­sumers paid their prop­erty tax on­line while the cor­po­ra­tion gen­er­ated a rev­enue of Rs10 crore from them. Res­i­dents can pay their wa­ter bills through smart­phones us­ing their credit or debit card once the por­tal is op­er­a­tional. They can get the ap­pli­ca­tion for the same on the civic web­site www.thanecity.gov.in.

We will also get in­for­ma­tion on tax de­faulter if the pay­ment is done on­line. For the on­line pay­ment we will map each prop­erty on Thane city map. Tax­pay­ers will have to click on their build­ing to get the in­for­ma­tion on the bal­anced tax.

TMC OF­FI­CIAL

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