Ludhiana: The Ludhiana municipal corporation has offered a 10% rebate on the property tax return by extending the date of depositing the documents from September 30 to October 31.
The date extension was cleared by local bodies minister Anil Joshi who visited Ludhiana few days back with the aim to benefit the residents in depositing the property tax.
According to MC officials, they have collected an amount of Rs 3,418 crore from April 1 to September 30 and has also issued rebate to the residents so that they can deposit the tax as soon as possible. The MC has also recovered an amount of Rs 229-crore house tax of last year, amounting to a total of Rs 3,647 crore.
It is required to mention that there are around 1.75 lakh properties in the city but only around 65,000 property owners have submitted their property tax returns till date for the current year.
Meanwhile, long queues of residents could be seen at the MC offices to submit the property tax returns before September 30.
Earlier, the authorities announced that MC Suvidha Centres would remain open even on government holidays till September 30, so that the residents could avail the benefit.
The MC has prepared a database wherein the authorities have stored details of various properties regarding the property tax returns filed by the residents over the past years.
The officials said residents coming to submit the return for the current year can also be asked to deposit the returns of the past years first, if he/she has failed to pay that over the past years.
Zonal commissioner of Zone D PS Ghuman said, “The date of property tax return has been extended and this is a good opportunity for the residents to deposit their amounts to MC.”