To rid himself of old notes, Surat man pays up 50 thousand as tax

Since Friday, Surat Municipal Corporation (SMC) made a record of collection of over Rs 48.69 crore as property tax and topped the state in terms of recovery from people.

By: Express News Service | Surat | Published:November 13, 2016 3:40 am

Even as the government-run bodies extended dates to collect dues in the form of old Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 notes, a resident of Surat’s Rander area paid up Rs 50,000 as tax, against his annual property tax of Rs 2,000, to rid himself of old notes.

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Since Friday, Surat Municipal Corporation (SMC) made a record of collection of over Rs 48.69 crore as property tax and topped the state in terms of recovery from people.

However, the corporation stopped collecting advance tax on Saturday. The SMC refused to divulge the details of the tax payer, who is one among the 63,000 covered under it.

The SMC had, through WhatsApp and other media, announced that they would accept the property tax. SMC Deputy Commissioner (finance) Sharad Mehta said, “In the last two days, we have collected Rs 48.69 crore as tax of 63,000 properties in Surat. We have topped in the state for collecting such a huge amount as property taxes.”