Both residential and commercial properties of the city will start getting their property tax bills for the next financial (2021-2022) year from March 15, as the municipal corporation (MC), Chandigarh has printed and ready with around Rs 1.50 lakh property tax bills, to be sent to all the assesses. This year, so far MC has received Rs 56.36 crore in property taxes, nearly Rs 8 crore more than the target of Rs 48 crore.
Since, the civic body authority has already tied up with the post office department of the central government, all the bills will be sent through the post office only at the given addresses of the property tax payers.
Out of these Rs 1.50 lakh property tax bills, majority of the bills, which is over 1 lakh, are from the residential properties and rest are from the commercial properties, government departments, banks and other institutional buildings. Besides the regular annual property tax bills, those who failed to pay their arrears of the previous year, will also have to pay their entire amount.
“We have completed the entire process of printing the property tax bills of all the categories of the city. These bills have been prepared by keeping the records of each property and the areas, falls under the tax ambit, so that there should not be any ambiguity in the property tax amount and the tax payers should not harass at any point. If the area of any property increases or decrease, the tax payers needs to tell the department, otherwise, we cover our own survey, when department feel its requirement”, an official revealed.
Moreover, as the civic body authority has already fed all the required data of each property of the property tax payers of the city in the computerised system, now every individual can access and see his or her property tax details time to time. The tax payers can also pay their tax amount online, which is operational for over six months now.
“Earlier, in case of lost of tax receipts, ambiguity in the tax amount, flaws in documentation were key issues those were surfacing in the manual working of the deposition of the property tax with the tax branch. But, now with the computerisation and system generated documents, all these issues will be settled down”, sources said.