The city industrial units are mulling to give a representation to Urban Local Bodies Haryana over incorrect commercial property tax assessment. They said that the assessment should be rectified immediately as the tax on industrial units, assessed as per commercial rates, is turning out a huge financial burden.
Members of the Chamber of Industries, Udyog Vihar, have also written to Anand Mohan Sharan, the principal secretary of Urban Local Bodies, and Devender Singh, the principal secretary to the government of Haryana, Industry & Commerce, to intervene and resolve the issue.
Members of the Chamber told HT that the major issue is levying the property tax as per commercial rate on IT industries.
A member said, “There is a huge difference in rate in terms of IT and commercial rates. Industrial rate is Rs5/square yard, the institutional rate is Rs15/sqyd and the commercial rate is Rs15/sqft. Industries are being charged Rs15/sqft, which is a huge burden and that is in retrospective (from 2010/11). We have sought the help of top officials and we want to meet both the principal secretaries.”
Meanwhile, several industries have paid property tax following a notice from the Municipal Corporation of Gurugram (MCG) notice and availed 25% rebate, which is available till end of the month.
The principal secretary of Urban Local Bodies said, “We have received a letter and understood their points. We will examine the issue.”
“This is a major issue and we are trying to resolve it,” said Devender Singh. He said that he held a discussion with MCG commissioner, V Umashankar, in this regard and the issue will be taken up soon.
The MCG has offered a rebate of 25% on payment of pending property tax in order to motivate people to avail of the benefit and recover its dues.