In continuation to its tax collection drive, the Jaipur Municipal Corporation has recovered urban development (UD) tax from thirteen property owners’ defaulters.
The civic body also sealed three properties during the recovery drive and collected tax from 10 property owners on the spot. One of the senior officials at Municipal Corporation said that our team sealed restaurant, marriage garden, shops and commercial establishments. However, the sealed properties were left open after the owners submitted the tax amount.
The Jaipur Municipal Corporation fails to collect the urban development tax every year as a huge number of relaxations are offered to the citizens. Many taxpayers didn’t submit the tax even though the last date to deposit urban development tax was December 31, 2018.
A member of the urban development tax committee said that the last date of relaxation has passed and we have asked to extend the date in order to set up awareness campaigns. We will take stringent actions in case people don’t abide by the rules to pay taxes and we will also seize their properties.
The pink city is divided into eight zones and not more than 35% of tax has been collected out of this, Civil Lines and Moti Doongri zones top the list with a tax collection of 35% and 25% respectively. Apart from these, the Vidyadhar Nagar and Hawa Mahal East are at the bottom with a tax collection of 16% and 14% respectively.
The civic body has not able to collect even 50% of the recovery.
In March 2018, the revenue wing of the Jaipur Municipal Corporation sealed 65 shops in Ganpati Plaza and many other commercial establishments in the city to recover the urban development (UD) tax from the defaulters.
Approximately, Rs.1 crore was due on the shopkeepers of Ganpati Plaza and the shops were re-opened after the tax due was cleared.
The Jaipur Municipal Corporation will take this action if the urban development tax is not paid timely.