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Proposed tax for garbage clearance draws flak

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The Hindu          07.10.2014 

Proposed tax for garbage clearance draws flak

Tamil Nadu Chamber of Commerce and Industry has opposed the Madurai Corporation’s decision to levy service tax for garbage clearance.

In a press statement, N. Jegatheesan, president of the TNCCI, said a minimum of Rs.18,250 and maximum of Rs.1,82,500 had been fixed by the civic bodies for clearance of garbage every year. The tax to be imposed on lodges, hotels, marriage halls, hospitals, markets, showrooms, shopping complexes, cinema theatres, small-scale industries and commercial establishments was “ultra vires” and would force several establishments to close shutters, he stated. Mr. Jegatheesan said it was the bounden duty of the corporation to clear garbage and collection of special tax for the purpose was “unethical and untenable.” He requested the Mayor and the Corporation Commissioner to withdraw the levy.

 

 

Civic body goes on a tax collection drive

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The Hindu       25.09.2014 

Civic body goes on a tax collection drive

The Tiruchirapalli City Corporation has launched an intensive tax collection drive to mop up property and other tax dues from city residents.

The drive will continue till the end of this month, Corporation Commissioner V.P. Thandapani has said. Under the Tiruchirapalli Corporation Act, the residents have to pay their property tax dues within 15 days from the commencement of a half year and water charge every three months, he said in a release.

Taxes can be remitted at the corporation service centres at the K. Abishekapuram, Srirangam, Golden Rock, and Ariyamangalam zonal offices or at the computerised collection centres in the city.

All the service and tax collection centres of the corporation will function from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on weekdays and from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturdays.

Mr. Thandapani appealed to the residents to pay their property, vacant site, and professional tax dues and the water and underground drainage charges before September 30 and avoid penal action.

 

Payment of water tax

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The Hindu       11.09.2014 

Payment of water tax

The last date for payment of water and sewerage tax/charges for the first half of 2014-15, without surcharge, is September 30.

Assesses and consumers are requested to pay their dues, as late payment will attract surcharge. Cash counters will function on September 27 and 28.

Payments can be made at the collection centres of Metrowater in the head office/area offices/depot offices, or online through www.chennaimetrowater.tn.nic.in., said a press release.

 


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