The amnesty scheme of the Nashik Municipal Corporation (NMC) has yielded rich dividends as defaulters have been clearing their property tax dues.
According to the property tax department of NMC, the civic body collected property tax dues amounting to Rs 19 crore during the past two months.
Around 31,000 tax defaulters paid their dues in these two months.
“We have introduced an amnesty scheme in a bid to increase the property tax dues and it is yielding good results,” said M Sangamnere, an officer from NMC.
NMC recovers 2% fine per month on the tax dues from the last day of paying taxes. Moreover, it also recovers expenses of notices and warrants issued to the tax defaulters.
As per the amnesty scheme, defaulters will get 75% rebate if they pay by January 15, 50% if they pay between January 16 and February 15.
The defaulters will get 25% rebate if they pay all tax dues between February 16 and 28.
The NMC administration has warned of action against the tax defaulters in March if they fail to clear their property tax dues.
NMC has collected property tax of Rs 79 crore by December-end, against Rs 105 crore during the corresponding period in the previous financial year.
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