The Municipal Corporation of Gurugram (MCG) has offered a rebate of 25% on payment of pending property tax in order to motivate people to avail of the benefit, which is effective till February 28.
The MCG’s property tax target for the year 2016-17 is Rs 200 crore and in the past 11 months, it has received only Rs 100 crore. The MCG will initiate lawful action against defaulters in March.
“The Haryana government has launched the rebate scheme for all property owners and a one-time interest waiver on their tax dues till 2016-17. The scheme is valid till the end of the month. We appeal to the property owners to avail the benefit on this one time offer and clear their pending dues,” said V Umashankar, MCG commissioner, adding that lawful action will be initiated after March.
It is pertinent to know that the MCG, under section 130 Haryana Municipal Corporation Act, 1994, is empowered seal and attach properties of defaulters and initiate strict action for non-compliance of the notice.
He said the government has offered the scheme to encourage property tax payers to settle dues and avail of a 1% additional benefit by making digital payments.
Payments can be made at citizens facility centre (CFC) located at the MCG office opposite the Civil Hospital from 7am to 7pm and at the MCG office in Infocity, Sector 34, from 9am to 5pm on all working days.
All credit and debit cards, cash and cheques (above Rs 50,000) are accepted.
A MCG official said residents can also generate a challan from the MCG portal and deposit the tax at any Axis Bank branch.
YS Gupta, joint commissioner, MCG, said, “Citizens can log on to www.mcg.gov.in or call on the toll-free number 18001801817, for any information or clarification. One can also download the tax bill by simply entering the property ID or address details at firstname.lastname@example.org. If the property owner faces any technical problem in online payments or viewing of bills, etc, they can email us at email@example.com.”