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Pimpri : PCMC serves notices to 22,000 property tax defaulters

In a bid to improve recovery of property tax, Pimpri Chinchwad Municipal Corporation (PCMC) in the past four weeks have issued more than 22,000 attachment notices to property owners who owe over Rs1 lakh in dues. 

This initiative aims to recover 50% of the tax target set by PCMC before June 30. The attachment process is expected to commence soon.

For the fiscal year 2023-24, the PCMC has set a property tax recovery goal of Rs1,000 crore. Currently, they have successfully recovered Rs100 crore. 

Nilesh Deshmukh, the head of PCMC’s tax department, stated, “Last year, we took action against 3,000 defaulters and put approximately 200 properties up for auction. This year, we will not spare any non-payers either.” Deshmukh added that the PCMC is offering various discounts to property owners who settle their dues by June 30.

Out of the total, 87,456 property owners have already paid their taxes, with around 70,000 benefiting from different discounts through online payments. Shekhar Singh, the commissioner and administrator of PCMC, commented, “We are updating the information on available properties, and this seems to be positively impacting the recovery process.”

Additionally, the PCMC is actively exploring alternative measures to encourage timely tax payments and improve overall compliance. They have introduced user-friendly online platforms and streamlined procedures to facilitate easier tax payments for property owners. 

The corporation is also conducting awareness campaigns, emphasizing the importance of fulfilling tax obligations to support the development and maintenance of essential civic services in the region. By implementing these initiatives, the PCMC aims to achieve its tax recovery target efficiently and ensure a fair distribution of the financial burden among property holders.

Property holders can pay their tax online : 

https://publicptax.pcmcindia.gov.in/

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