The Chandigarh municipal corporation has started the exercise to send property tax bills from Wednesday. The tax branch has sent around 7,000 bills on the first day.
The civic body authority has tied-up with the postal department to deliver the tax bills and all these bills have been sent in vans of the postal department.
The property tax bills have been delivered in Sectors 18, 19, 38, 47 and 63. All the bills sent on the first day are related to the residential areas of the city. The details of the area of both covered and uncovered portion of the property and area on which the tax has been imposed, is mentioned in the bills for clarity.
“Though, we are ready with the property tax bills of the commercial areas of the city too, but since majority of the shops falling in the tax ambit are closed. We have started with the residential properties only. Once the shops will be opened, bills of the commercial areas will also be delivered without any further delay. Since July 31 is the last day to file the property tax amount with rebate facility, residents have ample time to deposit the tax money with the authority,” said a senior official of the MC.
“There are only two modes of payment for property tax, one is through online mode and the other is e-sampark centres. There will be no provision of paying the tax money in banks,” he said.