Agra Municipal Corporation to increase house tax by 2%
After a gap of 10 years, Agra Municipal Corporation (AMC) is going to increase house tax by 2%. The new tariff will be implemented from September 13 onwards, but tax will be compounded according to the revised rates from April 1, 2017. Besides this, the civic body has also increased the pace of city-wide survey concerning collection of house, sewer and water taxes.
The civic administration had been working on the plan to increase house tax rates for almost a decade, but the AMC working committee never approved the proposal in “public interest”. On August 9, when the five-year tenure of municipal board ended, municipal commissioner Arun Prakash got the complete authority and he approved the plan.
The state government had earlier directed municipal corporations across the state that house tax rates can be increased by 1-2% once in two years to generate more revenue so that better facilities can be provided to the public. Following this, the AMC administration took decision to increase the house tax rates, for which a fresh proposal was prepared.
Deputy municipal commissioner Anupam Shukla said, “The revision in house tax rates was much delayed. At present, the house tax rate is 13% of the circle rate. This will be increased by 2% from September 13 onwards.”