Property tax collection by NDITA up by 7 times
Kolkata: The property tax collection by Nabadiganta Industrial Township Authority (NDITA) has gone up seven times for Q1 FY 2017-18.
In Q1 FY 2017-18, the amount of property tax collected is Rs 14.76 crore against Rs 2.70 crore collected during Q1 FY 2016-17.
NDITA has taken a special drive to collect property tax and arrears.
It may be recalled that after coming to power in 2011, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee had asked all civic bodies and authorities to take special drives to collect property taxes as the cost of infrastructure building has gone up several times in the past few years.
The Kolkata Municipal Corporation (KMC) had introduced the property tax waiver scheme where house owners had to pay the principal amount and the penalty and interest were waived off.
NDITA had given prior notices to the owners of properties to clear the dues. The drive has been quite successful as the property tax collection has gone up by seven times in Q1 FY 2017-18.
The process of property tax assessment is fully computerised and services are available online.
NDITA has also urged people involved in any profession, trade or business to get their names enlisted or renew the enlistment certificate from the license department. So far, 560 enlistment certificates have been issued in 2017-18.
The enlistment certificate is issued on the basis of ID proofs, lease deeds, legal occupancy and rent agreement receipts.