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Max property tax default in Andheri, Kalina, Worli

MUMBAI: Stung by means of a dip in income source of revenue as indicated in its recent budget, the BMC has made up our minds to pursue three lakh-plus entities who owe it over Rs three,000 crore, particularly within the last couple of months of the current fiscal.

Civic officials from the overview and creditors division said this due quantity is undisputed and pursuing it could be smoother compared to the disputed dues working into Rs nine,430 crore. A ward-wise break-up displays the maximum selection of defaulters is from Ok-East (Andheri), G-South (Worli) and H-East (Kalina). These include residential in addition to industrial establishments (see box).

A civic professional said if assets tax isn't paid to the civic frame within 90 days from due date, motion is initiated towards defaulters. This time, BMC has already initiated stern motion to ensure they can meet their targets.

The BMC has set itself a goal of Rs five,400 crore in assets tax collection for the present monetary yr. Collection until January-end has picked up compared to December, when collection had slowed down. Officials said until January 31, 2019, the property tax amassed used to be Rs three,495 crore whilst last yr in the same length, the collection used to be Rs three,457 crore. The civic frame had amassed assets tax totalling Rs three,031 crore between April and December 2018 compared to Rs three,061 crore during the corresponding length in 2017.

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