In order to recover property tax dues, Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has decided to take stringent action against the defaulters in Mumbai. As per their latest release, from now onwards property tax defaulters cannot sell or transfer their property if they have not paid their tax dues to the civic body.
BMC has already sent several reminders to these defaulters earlier, but with no support from them, the civic body has come out of this method.
To start with, the BMC has created property tax cards of defaulting housing complexes and other premises with the help of assessment and collection department. After assessing through various properties, several premises in Deonar which falls in Ghatkopar division were found with maximum dues.
A senior official from BMC said, “We have already made a request to the district superintendent of land records to stop any kind of financial transactions on this property. The property in Deonar owes a tax of 2.18 crore to the civic body. Till the time they will not pay the outstanding amount, no sale, purchase or transfer can be further done on the property.
Assistant Municipal Commissioner (assessment and collection department) Devidas Kshirsagar said that they have decided to take the same action against other defaulters too in the city.
Till January 2019, BMC has recovered a property tax of Rs 3,495 crore which is quite more than what they have recovered during the same time last year. This year the civic body has set a target to collect approximately Rs 5,400 crore.
In order to meet the above target, officials were told to take extra effort as well as strict action against the defaulters.