Jaipur civic body collects 60 lakh of urban development tax
The revenue department of the Jaipur Municipal Corporation (JMC) conducted a drive on Tuesday in all the zones to seal properties of the owners who were not depositing urban development tax on time.
The reaction of the drive seemed to be positive with many properties owners deposited tax on the spot. As per the officials of the JMC, on Tuesday they collected Rs 60 lakh of urban development tax.
In Moti Doongri zone there were eight plots that were lying vacant and no tax were deposited for many years. When the JMC officials tried to seal them, the property owners immediately deposited Rs 15 lakh urban development tax.
More than Rs 600 crore urban development tax amount is yet to be collected from the city. The major problem is that JMC is still following 2005 property survey to collect tax. At present, there are around 1,30,000 surveyed properties from which the tax is being collected. In the past 12 years, thousands of houses and commercial complexes have come up in the city, but due to lack of documentation, no tax has been collected from them.