Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation (AMC) is planning to recover property tax worth at least Rs 1,400 crore is still pending. This includes tax dues of closed properties such as mills and factories, too.Civic authorities have begun tightening the noose around commercial property owners who have not paid their tax dues.
They have already started the progress and AMC’s tax department sealed 203 commercial units in the western part of Ahmedabad. As part of the drive, 125 units in west zone and 78 more in Jodhpur, Sarkhej, Vejalpur and Makhtampura areas in south-west zone were sealed.
Some of the properties which were sealed include Aditya Arcade, Aashman Complex and Aarohi Complex in Navrangpura; Sukan City in New Ranip; Scarlet Business Hub in Paldi; Spectrum Complex and Yash Aryan building in Memnagar; and Shiromani Complex on Satellite-Nehrunagar Road.
Tax department officials confirmed that most properties which were sealed have estimated pending dues to the tune of Rs 50,000 and upwards. The dues have been pending for past 3-4 years according to officials.
AMC has also served notices on 426 more properties which have defaulted on property tax payments. According to civic authorities, tax dues are pending despite various relief measures proposed by the state government as well as AMC.