SDMC sends tax no­tices to Delhi govt, city hos­pi­tals, cops

The Times of India (New Delhi edition) - - TIMES CITY -

New Delhi: The South Delhi Mu­nic­i­pal Cor­po­ra­tion (SDMC) has is­sued no­tices to 200 prop­er­ties fall­ing un­der the ju­ris­dic­tion of Delhi Po­lice and Delhi govern­ment for fail­ing to pay prop­erty tax. Out of these, 105 no­tices have been is­sued to Delhi Po­lice, six to govern­ment hos­pi­tals and 89 to other govern­ment of­fices for not clear­ing prop­erty tax ar­rears.

Joint as­ses­sor and col­lec­tor Radha Kr­ish­nan said that a de­mand of Rs 25 crore has been raised against 105 prop­er­ties of Delhi Po­lice and the de­mand for the re­main­ing prop­er­ties will be raised in the com­ing week.

“We con­ducted a sur­vey to iden­tify the prop­er­ties fall­ing un­der govern­ment au­thor­i­ties and about 200 have been iden­ti­fied so far. The assess­ment is still in process for Delhi govern­ment and once that is done, we will raise a fresh de­mand to the govern­ment,” he said.

The south cor­po­ra­tion had col­lected around Rs 750 crore dur­ing the last fis­cal and is tar­get­ing to cross Rs 900 crore in the cur­rent fis­cal. The to­tal col­lec­tion of prop­erty tax for the cur­rent fis­cal is around Rs 437 crore, which is 3% more than last fis­cal. “Ear­lier, there were around 3.60 lakh tax pay­ers un­der the tax bracket. But in last one year, we have iden­ti­fied over one lakh new tax­pay­ers,” Kr­ish­nan said.

He said that SDMC has started a door-to-door sur­vey in a bid to in­crease its tax net. “We have con­sti­tuted sep­a­rate teams for all our four zones and ini­ti­ated door-to-door sur­vey to bring more prop­er­ties un­der the tax bracket,” he added.

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