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IMC identifies top 20 property tax defaulters

According to senior IMC officials concerned, the civic body has around Rs 750 Crore to be recovered as property tax due by end of March in this calendar year.

Indore Municipal Corporation (IMC) has issued a list of top 20 property tax defaulters and instructed the officials concerned to approach them to pay around Rs 52.75 Crore of dues.

According to senior IMC officials concerned, the civic body has around Rs 750 Crore to be recovered as property tax due by end of March in this calendar year.

Of them, there are as many as 20 property tax account holders, who have a total due of Rs 52.75 Crore due as property tax on colonies, schools/education societies, mall, and club.

Besides, the corporation has also calculated a due of around Rs 200 Crore on different government departments/authorities/agencies, but some of these also have some dues at part of IMC and thus, a mutual solution is likely between them to settle the accounts.

On Thursday, IMC Commissioner Pratibha Pal instructed the additional commissioner Abhishek Gehlot to start approaching big defaulters for recovery of property tax and on their failing to show the deposit receipts, seize the properties.

In a department-wise meeting related to preparing budget 2023-24, she asked the officials concerned to not to show any negligence in the recovery work, along with exploring new ways to help increase the civic body’s income.

Meanwhile, IMC has decided to offer upto 100% rebate on surcharge on paying due property and water tax through National Lok Adalat schedule on Saturday.

As per Madhya Pradesh Municipal Corporation Act, 1956, upto 100% rebate was offered on surcharge on clearing pendency of upto Rs 50,000 of property tax, followed by 50% rebate on clearing pendency between Rs 50,000 and upto Rs 1 lakh, rebate of 25% on clearing pendency of property tax and surcharge totaling above Rs 1 lakh, senior IMC officials said.

Similarly, 100% rebate in surcharge on clearing pendency of upto Rs 10,000 of water tax, followed by 75% rebate on the amount upto Rs 50,000 and 50% rebate on surcharge on clearing water tax and surcharge totaling above Rs 50,000, they added.

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