South and north Delhi Municipal Corporation have extended the last date of payment of property tax for 2020-21 from 30th June to 31st July. With this, residents of north and south Delhi can deposit their dues with 15 per cent rebate.
South Mayor Anamika said that for the convenience of property tax payers, it has been decided to extend the last date of payment of property taxes.
“SDMC has decided to provide both online and manual facility for filing of property tax returns and has developed a new website for filing online property tax returns and making payment of property tax aiming to make the system more citizen friendly and effective which will be very useful in long run,” she said.
The Mayor also said that in addition to this, SDMC is trying to provide more relief to its citizens and is organising special property tax camps in all colonies in association with the RWAs and local councillor.
“Property tax department is making all the efforts to tab the maximum tax payers. All the zonal offices are also opened on all working days and ready to assist the people to file their property tax. So far SDMC organized a total 145 camps where 16480 taxpayers filed their return and deposited tax. The amount of property tax collected in these camps i.e. about Rs. 30 crores,” she added.
Apart from this, in the preceding financial year 2019-20, South Corporation had collected Rs 1,589.22 crore from property tax account, which was almost 46.74 per cent of its total income of Rs 3400 Cr.
In the first quarter of financial year 2020-21, SDMC has managed to collect around Rs 100 Cr from both online and offline modes.
Meanwhile, north Delhi Mayor Jai Prakash said that the decision is taken to facilitate the property tax payers who could not deposit the property tax availing the benefit of 15 per cent for timely payment.
“We have set up camps and even deployed staff to collect it visiting house to house considering convenience to people. A team is also in touch with RWAs and helping to solve out any query arises in paying taxes online,” he said.
The north Corporation has collected Rs 150 Cr up to June 30.