An amount of Rs. 779 crore as property tax was collected from over 8.12 lakh tax payers for the financial year closing on 31 March 2013.
The GHMC has plans to collect tax from the remaining number, that is 4.99 lakh of people out of a total 13.12 lakh. These people are currently not paying tax despite they should.
List of arrears
The highest 1,000 arrears list is going to be examined with review petitions filed. A new list is going to be issued within three months. Time limit for tax payment via cheques is until April 5. Tax assesses need to make sure that money goes through and bounced cheques will result in criminal procedure.
Source: The Hindu