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Wednesday, 24 February 2021

Mohali civic body to issue notices soon

Sanjay Bumbroo
Tribune News Service
Mohali, February 23

The Mohali Municipal Corporation will soon issue notices to those property owners who have evaded tax on rented-out accommodation by showing the same as self-occupied.

The corporation has started the process of scrutinising the self-assessment returns filed by owners/occupiers of properties in the city for submission of property tax.

Municipal Commissioner Kamal Kumar Garg said the property tax returns were being scrutinised by the MC on the spot. The returns of 180 properties have been scrutinised by the corporation within three days, during which it has been found that the owners/occupiers of six properties have paid the tax as per the possession of the respective properties even though these had been rented out.

Garg said the MC would soon issue notices to the owners/occupiers of these properties and the difference between the tax paid by the occupants and the property tax levied on the rent would be recovered with 100 per cent penalty and 18 per cent interest.

Garg said the scrutiny of the property tax returns would continue and the owners of the properties, who had under-assessed the area of their property by showing their property as self-occupied or paid lesser tax by under assessing the rented property would be served notices. The lesser amount deposited will be recovered with 100 per cent penalty and 18 per cent interest.

The civic body records show Mohali has 52,678 properties. Of these, 41,082 are residential, 4,929 commercial, 1,683 industrial and 4,984 are vacant plots. Of these, 24,406 are taxable and 7,826 are defaulters. Dues worth Rs 6.5 crore have piled up.

from The Tribune

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