Panchkula residents still get notices
Property tax payment receipt has become a precious piece of paper for residents of Panchkula. Reason: the municipal corporation (MC) has been sending legal notices for recovery of tax to residents who have already made the payment.
“Losing the receipt of the deposited property tax will lead to double tax payment. We have even scanned receipt copies and secured them in laptops,” said M L Gupta, resident of Sector 16.
Rakesh Aggarwal, a property owner, said this proves that the MC has not updated records of taxpayers. Aggarwal said, “The civic body is harassing residents. One such tax notice has been received by me as well and other residents of Sector 12. We have receipts showing property tax for the year 2017-18 has been deposited with the MC, but still notices have been slapped on us.”
Residents alleged they produced the receipts of the tax paid to the MC but were still receiving the notices.