GURUGRAM: MCG on Monday announced a 10% rebate on property tax payments for all those who clear their dues for the financial year 2019-20 before July 31.
MCG commissioner Yashpal Yadav asked the property owners to utilise this opportunity and clear their dues. “The property owners can pay the property taxes online. We have taken the whole process of property tax payments online to ensure more transparency in the process,” Yadav said.
He added that all the grievances related to property taxes can also be raised on the portal. In the last two months, MCG has received around Rs 17 crore as property tax payments.
Officials claim that the online system has helped streamline the property tax payments’ system for better.
According to sources, the number of people clearing their dues between April and June has gone up considerably this year.
While every year only 2,000 to 3,000 property owners clear their dues in the first quarter, this year around 11,282 owners have cleared their dues till May 31.
“The increase in number of property owners paying their taxes at the beginning of the financial year is a good sign for us. It will help bring down the number of defaulters eventually,” said a senior MCG official.
Meanwhile, the corporation has sent 400 notices to property tax defaulters and the process of sealing and demolitions is also underway. MCG had planned to auction 91 properties but the dates have been postponed thrice in the last one month.