MCG To Auction 37 Properties Over Tax Dues
Of the about two lakh Gurugram owners who have defaulted on property tax payment, as many as 37 are set to lose their immovable assets, commercial as well as residential, for good as the city municipal corporation has decided to auction them on March 16. Some of the residents whose properties would be put on the block have not paid the property since 2008, the year when the Municipal Corporation of Gurugram (MCG) was formed. Together, the 37 people owe the MGC crores of rupees as property tax dues.
"We have served repeated notices to owners of these 37 properties under Section 130 of the Haryana Municipal Act 1994. But they have not approached us with the pending bills and now we have no option but to auction these sealed properties to recover dues," MCG Zonal Taxation Officer Dinesh Kumar was quoted by the media as saying.
For the financial year 2018-19, the MGC expected to earn Rs 250 crore from property tax collection. The MCG is still short of Rs 65 crore from meeting its revenue target.
Even if they are able to pay the due one day before the auction, the owners could save their properties. It is important to note here that the MGC recently sealed about 300 properties over dues and freed them after the owners made the payment.
Property owners who have failed to pay dues only in the past 2-3 years have been kept off the hook for the time being while action against them might be launched against them in future.
The property tax notice-cum-bill of current financial year 2018-19 is available on the corporations’ website, www.mcg.gov.in.
While you could pay your property tax online, you could also visit the Citizen Facilitation Centres located in the office of the corporation to make the make the payment.
Click here to check out how to pay property tax online.