The civic administration has decided to extend the deadline to avail the benefit of 5-10% rebate scheme on property tax bill till June 30 in view of the prevailing pandemic situation.
Each year, the last date for availing the benefit of the rebate scheme is May 31. “However, looking at the issues caused by Covid-19, the civic body has decided to allot more time for making the payment this year,” Hemant Rasane, chairman of the standing committee, said.
According to the Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC), the property tax is charged based on the annual rateable value of the property. “The final nod on the extension of deadline is expected on Tuesday,” Rasane said.
The tax payment can be done either online or offline. The civic officials said that this year, the usage of offline modes had gone down due to the lockdown. “The citizens had to rely only on the online mode of payment due to the lockdown. It has affected the overall revenue collected through civic property tax. Since many property owners could not avail the benefit of the discount till May 31, a demand was made to extend the deadline,” a senior PMC official said.