Mohali property tax: Deadline over, no action against 4,600 defaulters

The municipal officials said there are more than 4,000 property tax defaulters and they have sent notices to them, but majority of them have not paid the tax till September.

By: Express News Service | Mohali | Published:September 13, 2016 5:44 am

The Mohali Municipal Corporation has failed to take action against property tax defaulters. The civic body has identified 4,600 property tax defaulters over a period of two years. The last date for paying the tax without penalty was September 3.

Last month, the municipal officials warned the defaulters of sealing their properties, if they fail to meet the deadline.

The municipal officials said there are more than 4,000 property tax defaulters and they have sent notices to them, but majority of them have not paid the tax till September.

The officials added that they have also written to the Punjab Director General of Police (DGP) to pay the property tax of police station buildings, which is pending since long.

An official said: “We received a reply from the DGP office that they will soon pay the tax. We have sent notices to all the defaulters. If they fail to pay the tax, we shall start sealing their buildings.”

He further said some industrial units in the city were also issued notices, but the owners failed to turn up till the last date on September 3, adding that now the date for paying the tax will not be extended.

The official said: “We will discuss the issue with the new commissioner, as former commissioner Uma Shankar Gupta was transferred last month.”
The tax defaulters included the police department and Punjab School Education Board (PSEB), but the municipal officials confirmed that PSEB has paid the tax and it is no more in the list now.