Property tax details to be made available online
While last year residents faced much hiccups in calculating amount for their property tax, the new year may ease calculation process as details pertaining to tax will be made online in coming months for convenience of the tax payers.punjab Updated: Dec 31, 2013 19:52 IST
While last year residents faced much hiccups in calculating amount for their property tax, the new year may ease calculation process as details pertaining to tax will be made online in coming months for convenience of the tax payers.
The details of personal accounts of both residential and commercial establishments will be available online by the Patiala Municipal Corporation (PMC) after January 31.
Besides assisting residents and commercial units owners to pay their tax, the online compilation of data related to property tax, which has been implemented since September 20, will also help the PMC authorities to have complete details and access of property under their jurisdiction.
As per the procedure, tax payers have to submit property documents and pay tax following self assessment of their respective properties, including area under cover and left vacant.
PMC commissioner Parminder Singh Gill said online personal accounts of each property, including both residential and commercial units, will be constituted which will carry minute details relating to each property and calculated tax to be submitted by the tax payers.
"We are waiting for revenue department, which has already started the process of putting property details online and expected to complete the work by January 31", he said.
"Once it will be uploaded online, we will match documents submitted by applicants with details of revenue department and then calculate tax of each property", he said.
Gill said PMC teams have also started a door to door survey to scrutinize property and self assessment documents as claimed by tax payers during the rebate scheme.
Meanwhile, with deadline of 10% rebate ending on Tuesday, the PMC authorities have received more than 39,000 applications and collected around Rs 9 crore so far.
However, money collection at the end of rebate scheme surely came as dejection for PMC authorities as they were expecting to collect more than Rs 15 crore during rebate scheme.
Indeed, the income collected from property tax will remain one of the main revenue generation sources for the civic body. In the near future, it is expecting to collect Rs 20-25 crore per annum through property tax against the house tax collection of Rs 10-14 crore.
Importantly, house tax has been abolished with the implementation of property tax.