The civic administration has decided to send text alerts to citizens on their mobile phones reminding them to clear their property tax dues.
An official from Nashik Municipal Corporation (NMC) said, “We have already started updating mobile phone numbers of property tax payers for the past two years. So far, we have updated mobile phone numbers of over 3 lakh of the 4.5 lakh property tax payers in the city.”
“In the first phase, we have sent SMS alerts to over 1 lakh tax payers on their mobile phones. We will send SMS alerts to the remaining tax payers shortly,” said the official.
“Our objective is to increase property tax collection. This initiative is one of the many measures being implemented to increase NMC’s revenue collection,” he said.
“This year, the concession of upto 5% that is offered to those who clear the property tax dues within the first quarter of the fiscal year will be extended to those who clear the payments by July 31 because of the Covid-19 outbreak,” said the official.