Properties of tax defaulters to be auctioned off on May 20, says Gurgaon civic body
On February 1, the MCG had sent attachment notices to owners of 604 establishments asking them to clear their property tax dues by February 28.gurgaon Updated: Apr 19, 2017 12:48 IST
Properties that were sealed by the Municipal Corporation of Gurugram (MCG) after their owners failed to pay the property tax will be auctioned off by the civic body on May 20, officials said.
MCG officials said over 150 buildings are currently sealed across the city. Most of these have been sealed this month.
As per data procured from the MCG, 44 properties have been sealed in zone 4 last week, which has led to the recovery of Rs 13 lakh in property tax.
Zone 4 includes upscale areas along the Golf Course Road, in DLF Phase 5, Phase 4 and Phase 1.
On February 1, the MCG had sent attachment notices to owners of 604 establishments asking them to clear their property tax dues by February 28.
The defaulters’ list included prominent schools, shopping malls, a police station and public bodies. Upon cross checking the figures of defaulters, it was later found to be less than 400, MCG officials said.
MCG commissioner V Umashankar confirmed that 141 defaulters have cleared their dues by paying over Rs 1.83 crore cumulatively as property tax and added that owners need to clear their dues by May or their properties will be auctioned.
“Owners of buildings and properties within the MCG’s jurisdiction need to pay property tax by April 30 to avoid a penalty and an 18% annual interest. Properties of defaulters will then be sealed and auctioned thereafter on May 20,” Umashankar said.
Umashankar reiterated that those who pay property tax until April 30 can avail of a 100% waiver on interest as well as a 25% discount on the amount and save their properties from being sealed.
Tax payments can be made online on www.mcg.gov.in, at the MCG offices in Sector 34 and Civil Lines, through Paytm or at Axis Bank branches.
The MCG had ended the 2016-17 fiscal with a deficit of Rs 104 crore. Till April 1, the MCG had collected only Rs 294 crore in property tax, a substantial decrease from last fiscal’s collection of Rs 398 crore.