East Delhi civic body extends last date for payment of property tax till October 15 with relaxation

NS East Delhi Municipal Corporation The civic body on Saturday said that the last date for payment of one-time property tax with a rebate of 15 per cent has been extended till October 15. Earlier its last date was 30 September.

East Delhi Mayor Shyam Sundar Agarwal said that the decision has been taken due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the people and the implementation of Unique Asset Identification Code (UPIC)-based payment process. The EDMC, in a statement on Saturday, said that it has again extended the date for making lump-sum payment of property tax with 15 per cent exemption till October 15. The date to apply for the new UPIC eligible for the 15 percent relaxation has also been extended till October 15, the statement said. Fresh applications for UPIC numbers without any relaxation will be accepted from October 16.

Till September 30, the EDMC had received Rs 100.75 crore in property tax from around 1.60 lakh taxpayers, it said. The EDMC had recently said that there were “certain loopholes” in a new system designed for online payment of property tax and being implemented by NIC.

The civic body had earlier said that till September 24, it had issued six lakh UPIC numbers to property taxpayers, but only 1.38 lakh taxpayers had paid property tax. Meanwhile, EDMC Standing Committee Chairman Bir Singh Panwar said on Saturday that as the last date to renew General Business or Warehousing License, Factory License, Veterinary License and Health Business License for entrepreneurs having their establishment in their areas, As a last chance. The case has been extended till October 31 without penalty.

In a statement, he was quoted as saying that punitive action would be taken against the applicants for not renewing the license by October 31. Panwar said that unfortunately many such establishments working in EDMC area are still running it without valid licence. He said that this is an undesirable trend which violates the provisions of municipal laws.

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