Pune : Speed post delivery for property tax bills introduced by PMC

Pune : Speed post delivery for property tax bills introduced by PMC

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Property tax bills for the fiscal year 2024–25 will be sent out by the Pune Municipal Corporation’s Taxation and Tax Collection Department starting on April 1. A new initiative aims to ensure faster delivery and broader coverage by sending bills via speed post to citizens who have not received them previously.

Approximately 2.5 lakh residents will receive their bills via speed post out of the 14 lakh properties in the city, according to Dr Kunal Khemnar, Additional Municipal Commissioner. This action attempts to allay worries expressed by taxpayers who were having trouble making their tax payments because they were not receiving their bills.

Property tax collections for PMC have increased significantly this financial year, totalling Rs 2,900 crore, or Rs 314 crore more than the previous year. In spite of this, about 9 lakh 53 thousand property owners have paid their bills, leaving some amounts outstanding.
These unpaid bills are the result of several things, such as incomplete addresses, erroneous names, and duplicate billing. Furthermore, some citizens fail to pay attention to payment reminders, which results in accrued fines and higher amounts that PMC is owed.

The Municipal Corporation has come up with a solution to address these issues by using speed post services to deliver bills to impacted residents. The PMC seeks to guarantee precise delivery by obtaining property owners’ exact addresses, phone numbers, and email addresses by utilizing the postal department’s infrastructure.

The Standing Committee approved a measure that estimates the cost of each bill sent via speed post to be between 12 and 14 rupees. This program not only makes bill delivery more efficient, but it also expedites the registration procedure and gives the tax department up-to-date data for future correspondence.

In addition, Deputy Commissioner Madhav Jagtap is spearheading a special campaign to collect unpaid property tax arrears. Notably, as part of enforcement actions, 3000 properties owned by taxpayers in arrears have been sealed. Jagtap underlined the success of these measures, pointing out that some property owners paid their debts in full as soon as they were notified that their properties had been sealed.

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