CHANDIGARH: Giving relief to thousands of residential and commercial property owners, who are yet to pay the property tax for the last financial year, the Chandigarh municipal corporation has extended the date for the same for an indefinite period. The move comes in the wake of extension of lockdown until May 3. Earlier, April 14 was the last day for payment of proper tax.
Municipal commissioner K K Yadav issued orders in this regard on Tuesday, after assessing the situation with the tax branch of the civic body. As per the corporation records, there are over 5,000 owners of residential and commercial properties, who are yet to pay the tax for the last financial year, ended March 31.
“Due to the closure of the e-Sampark centres in view of outbreak of Covid-19 and indefinite curfew…the due date for payment of property tax bills of the assesses whose due date falls between 23rd March and 31st March is hereby extended till further orders, so as to avoid any inconvenience to the general public,” reads the order.
A civic body official said, “Since we had issued over 500 notices of attachment to those, who did not pay the tax money even after service of notice to seal their properties, such people have also been given more time. As the Prime Minister has announced lockdown till May 3.
April 16, 2020