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Devesh Kapur and Arvind Subramanian: A property tax proposal
Mar 08, 2014
DELHI: In our last piece, we had argued that taxation is the economic glue that binds citizens to the state in a necessary two-way relationship ("Taxation's fatal neglect?", January 20). A citizen's stake in exercising accountability diminishes if he does not pay in a visible and direct way - typically via direct taxes or user fees - for the services the state provides. We estimated that a very small percentage of Indians (about 10 per cent) are in this taxpayer accountability relationship with
PMC identifies 16,000 properties not in tax net
Jan 08, 2014
PUNE: Over 16,000 properties, which have not been assessed for payment of property tax for a period ranging from six months to six years, were identified in the city limits during a month-long drive of the civic body.
1.5 Lakh Commercial Units Have No Trade Licences
Dec 10, 2013
HYDERABAD: It may sound unbelievable but it is a fact. As many as 1,56,890 commercial establishments in the twin cities are running without trade licence and another 22,220, instead of being in the commercial tax net, are in residential property tax net.

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