NASHIK: The Nashik Municipal Corporation (NMC) on Wednesday said that issuing warrants to property tax defaulters will commence in the city from Thursday.
Initially, this will begin from the Cidco division of the municipal corporation and thereafter in the other NMC divisions.
The NMC administration has decided to confiscate the properties of such defaulters, failing payment over Rs 10,000. In the first phase, warrants are to be issued to defaulters with property tax arrears over Rs 1 lakh.
The warrants to be issued to tax defaulters will offer them an ultimatum of 21 days to pay their taxes. Movable and immovable properties of those who fail to pay their taxes within that period are to be confiscated.
"We have received warrants from our head office and we have started enrolment. We will commence issuing warrants in our division from Wednesday. The warrants are to be issued to property tax defaulters in three phases. In the first phase, we will issue these to those defaulting payment over Rs 1 lakh, while it will be issued to those defaulting payment over Rs 25,000 to Rs 1 lakh in the second phase. In the third phase, warrants will be issued to those with defaulting payments from Rs 10,000 to Rs 25,000," said R R Gosavi, divisional officer, Cidco.
Over the last couple of weeks, the NMC had issued final notices to 47,259 property tax defaulters, giving them an ultimatum of five days for paying their taxes. Of this number, 7,431 defaulters had paid up taxes amounting to Rs 7.28 crore in the last 15 days.
The NMC has set a property tax collection target of Rs 105 crore for the current fiscal 2013-14. By February 28, the NMC had collected property tax amounting to Rs 60.20 crore, against Rs 51.34 crore during the corresponding period of the last fiscal.