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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.

 

Property tax for vacant lands in Chennai

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The Hindu       09.09.2014   

Property tax for vacant lands in Chennai

Owners of vacant lands in Chennai city will have to pay property tax similar to the residents of municipalities in other parts of the State.

To augment its revenue, the Chennai Corporation has planned to levy property tax on vacant lands on area basis. The civic body’s Town Planning Section will grant building approval only after the property tax assessment and payment for the vacant lands are made by the owner concerned. Municipalities that were merged with the Chennai Corporation had been collecting the tax for vacant land following a government order in 2009. After the merger, the tax was not collected by the corporation. The councils of Town Panchayats, Third Grade Municipalities and Municipalities that were merged were also empowered to fix the rate of property tax on vacant lands that were not used for agricultural purposes. The maximum rate per square foot in a local body was fixed at 60 paise. The minimum rate was 10 paise, said an official.

 

 


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