In order to boost the property tax collection, the Dehradun Municipal Corporation i.e. DMC has now planned to bring all Government establishments, Doon railway station and private schools under the purview of property tax.
The civic body officials said that a notification has been issued a few days back for making the property tax imposition compulsory for all the Government building and schools in the city.
Vinay Shankar Pandey, the Municipal Commissioner said that the Property tax will be imposed on all the establishments that fall under the city jurisdiction. However, both the Government buildings and schools were not under the property tax limit until now. Thus, the civic body passed a notification to make tax imposition compulsory for all the said establishments. The state assembly, secretariat building and the Doon railway station will also come under this rule now.
He further said that the tax implications will be made on these structures from the present financial year. Pandey informed that the Dehradun Municipal Corporation will also conduct a survey in near future to calculate the tax that the private schools will have to pay.
The Municipal Corporation also said that a decision is taken that no one will be kept outside the tax purview and thus a survey will be carried out to figure out the number of schools that fall under the jurisdiction of the city. All the figured out establishments will be intimated about the payable tax.
The Dehradun Civic body took multiple steps to increase revenue as it collected Rs. 25 in the fiscal year.
The civic body aims to collect Rs. 40 crore as the tax collection in every financial year after imposing a property tax on the Government establishments. Sunil Uniyal Gama, the City Mayor said that approximately 60% residents pay taxes and the simplification of the tax collection method will surely increase the revenue collection.
The Doon railway station has welcomed this move and assured the authority complying with the rules.