The Nashik Municipal Corporation (NMC) has brought 13,000 properties under the tax net during the last six months, collecting revenue of Rs 19.5 crore in property tax of the past two years and the current financial year.
Moreover, NMC will get Rs 6.5 crore in revenue annually through these new properties.
“At least 60% of the total 13,000 properties are from two divisions of the civic body- Panchavati and Cidco. Most of the new projects are coming up in these two divisions, particularly in Adgaon-Mhasrul and Makhmalabad belt of Panchavati division and New Indira Nagar and Pathardi belt of Cidco division,” said an NMC official.
“While 4,500 new properties brought under tax net were from Panchavati division, around 3,500 properties were from Cidco division,” said the official.
As per the norms, the builders must obtain building completion certificates (BCCs) from the civic body after the completion of the buildings. The civic body levies property tax on the building after the issuance of the BCCs. But in this case, the builders had not obtained the BCCs of the buildings and instead gave possessions of flats in the buildings to the customers. NMC teams had found that people residing in the buildings were not paying property tax.
NMC commissioner Chandrakant Pulkundwar has directed the property tax department to find out the new properties, which are being used by the people without levying the property tax. According to NMC officials, there are around 10,000 new properties which are being used by the city residents without the levy of property tax.