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EDMC i.e. the East Delhi Municipal Corporation has pushed the deadline to avail rebate on early payment of property tax. Earlier the deadline was 31st July and this has been extended till 31st August. The civic body offers 15% rebate on property tax to the property owners for paying annual taxes at the earliest.

Originally, the deadline was scheduled for June that was later extended till 31st July and now till 31st August.

The councillors took a decision that the doctors and physicians practicing at small clinics and nursing homes can avail rebate according to the Municipal Valuation Committee-I report. But, this will not include the plots allotted by the Delhi Development Authority or government properties.

The aim behind deadline extension is to bring maximum property owners under the tax lens.

Both, the commercial and non-residential properties ranging in the size of 139.35 sq. meters and others falling under ‘A’ category have received exemption equivalent to pre-existing MVC-I, the EDMC informed.

Before this, the exemption is also available on all the industrial properties that fall under the B category according to the recommendations of MVC-I. In March this year, the East Delhi Municipal Corporation had extended the deadline for tax submission under the amnesty scheme till 31st March 2019.

The officials said that the civic body has extended the amnesty scheme to pay property tax till the end of March as of earlier February 28 for the property owners of East Delhi.

The official had also informed that under their jurisdiction, there are many unauthorized and regularized colonies. Hence, the residents here didn’t pay taxes.

Under the amnesty scheme, a property owner does not have to pay any penalty or interest if they have not submitted the property tax dues on time.