DELHI: The MCG office saw a huge rush all through 10 December, the last day to pay property tax and avail rebate, before the state government decided the same evening to extend the deadline to December 31.
According to the MCG authorities, the last day saw over 5,000 turning up to pay the tax, with the corporation collecting over Rs 6.19 crore in revenues till evening. “It was a record of sorts since it’s the first time so many residents turned up to pay the tax. Around 1800 residents visited the corporation office on December 9. Expecting a huge turnout at the citizen facilitation centre on Tuesday, twelve additional payment counters were opened. Staff from other departments were deputed at the centre to handle the rush and help those facing difficulty in filling self assessment forms,” said municipal commissioner PC Meena.
“Now that the state government has extended the last day to pay the tax to December 31, we hope to earn, as we expected, Rs 200 crore this financial year. This extension will be a relief for those who failed to pay the tax on time,” Meena said.