Online property tax submission in MCD rises due to lockdown
The number of people submitting the property tax through the online mode has increased in the Municipal Corporation of Dehradun (MCD) as the state continues to observe a lockdown.
This year the MCD has collected more than Rs 43 crore of property tax against its set target of Rs 50 crore. So far, the corporation has extended the period of 20 per cent rebate six times in property tax as the extensions helped MCD to get more people to submit their taxes on time to benefit from the rebate. Majority of the property tax payers submitted their respective amounts physically in the MCD office. The municipal officials had repeatedly appealed the citizens to pay the property tax conveniently online. However, at that time the online submission of property tax hardly exceeded Rs one lakh per day as the taxpayers generally preferred to submit the taxes in the corporation office. However, in the past few days with the MCD first shutting its property tax office to prevent crowding and then with the lockdown being imposed, the percentage of property tax submission through the online mode has increased in MCD. According to the MCD tax superintendent Dharmesh Painuly, “The percentage of people submitting property tax through the online mode has increased by about 10 per cent.” He added that due to the lockdown in the state, more people have started submitting the property tax online in which the percent of residential property taxpayers is more.
This month is apparently the last month for the submission of property tax but due to the threat of COVID-19 the campus of MCD is closed. Therefore, the Dehradun mayor Sunil Uniyal ‘Gama’ appealed the people to submit the property tax through online mode. On being asked about the extension of date in the submission of property tax, ‘Gama’ said that for now people should keep depositing the tax online and decision in this regard will be announced soon.
Sunday, 29 March 2020 | PNS | Dehradun
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