Commissioner of the Nashik Municipal Corporation (NMC) Chandrakant Pulkundwar has directed the civic officials to conduct fresh surveys of properties across six divisions of the city in order to bring new properties under the tax net
Pulkundwar told TOI that the new properties, where people are staying but not paying property tax, are to be brought under the tax net. This is part of measures to increase the NMC’s revenue.
He said increasing the revenue of the civic body through property and other taxes is the top priority.
“Many new residential and commercial buildings have come up in the city. During the fresh survey, we will track such new properties and levy property taxes if they are not already in the tax net,” said Pulkundwar.
NMC officials said the property tax department levies property tax after the buildings get building completion certificates (BCCs). But there are many new buildings without BCCs which people have already started using.
The civic administration has set a property tax collection target of Rs 300 crore for the current financial year, including the current demand of Rs 150 crore and the same amount as dues.
NMC’ has collected Rs 97 crore property tax in the first six months of the current FY, against Rs 77 crore during the same period last year.