On Wednesday AMC declared a 75% waiver on delayed payment charges for one-time settlement of the property tax by the defaulters.
Under the amnesty scheme, The Aurangabad Municipal Corporation (AMC) has decided to waive off Rs 257.25 crore towards the recovery of the property tax.
On its anniversary, AMC declared a 75% waiver on delayed payment charges for one-time settlement of the property tax by the defaulters on Wednesday
The amnesty scheme, which applies to dues towards property tax till the end of March this year, is valid till the end of February 2022.
Earlier in 2018 and 2019, the AMC announced the amnesty scheme for property tax defaulters. This scheme assisted the civic body in enhancing the recovery to a particular extent.
In charge of the AMC’s tax collection department, Aparna said towards hindered payment charges of payment, tax defaulters owe Rs 343 crore.
Out 343 crores around Rs 257 crore would be waived off under the amnesty scheme.
She said “The already slow tax recovery process lost momentum due to the pandemic situation. It was a collective decision to introduce the amnesty scheme and encourage citizens to pay their dues.”
By the end of the current fiscal year, the local civic body is targeting recovery of Rs 468 crore towards property tax. By the end of November, it had recovered over Rs 107.
Property tax bills have been obtained by all the property holders, they said.
She said “Unlike, in past, we have ensured almost every citizen gets the bill. Citizens now have a fair idea about the dues and should pay the tax at the earliest.”
That civic administration which has already begun sealing properties of primary defaulters has instructed to take serious action if dues are not delivered before the end of the amnesty scheme.