kmc: Kmc Directs Staffers Tostart House Tax Collection | Kanpur News

Kanpur: Even as about two-and-a-half months have been left in the current financial year to come to an end, the Kanpur Municipal Corporation (KMC) authorities are considering to start realizing house tax because most of its staff will be engaged in election duties.
Senior KMC officers have directed the zonal officers to start taking measures against tax defaulters and collect tax in order to achieve their targets.
Municipal commissioner Shiv Sharanappa GN in an order issued to all zonal officers has asked them to identify top ten defaulters of their zones who have house tax arrears of more than Rs 10,000 and issue notices to them. If they fail to pay the tax in time, initiate property attachment process and take other measures, the order stated.
He has also asked all additional municipal commissioners and revenue officers to review daily collection of house tax in their respective zones and take action against tax inspectors who are using unfair means to benefit tax defaulters.
“Since there is just two-and-a-half- months time for the current financial year to end and most of the KMC staff, including officers, will be engaged in election duty, the tax collection work will be affected, therefore, gear up the tax collection process”, the municipal commissioner said.
It may be mentioned that last year, a case of manipulation in tax had come to light in zone-5 after which the municipal commissioner asked the additional municipal commissioner to conduct an inquiry in the matter, the inquiry is still pending.
According to sources, several cases have been reported from zone 2, 3 and 5 in which a few tax inspectors had deployed private persons to assist them in tax collection. The matters are being inquired, said a top KMC official.

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