MCC to go on tax collection drive shortly

Mysuru City Corporation (MCC), which is facing financial problems, has decided to think of effective revenue collection. A special property tax collection and water tax drive will be held in city in the next coming days.

Members of Standing Committee of Taxation and Finance in a meeting held here on Thursday, lashed out at the officers and instructed them to take strict action against tax evaders. MCC as part of its special tax collection would collect Rs 140 crore of property tax and more than Rs 100 crore pending water bill.

The Revenue Inspectors (RI) and MCC officials were asked to work punctually and collect the tax within a month. Mayor B L Bhyrappa took oath from all the officials for the effective tax collection, threatening the officers to transfer them if their performance is not up to the mark.

All the people residing in revenue layouts have been asked to pay property tax for the last two years within two weeks and public have also been asked to pay the pending water bills in instalments. “If they fail to pay those water connections would be disconnected,” Bhyrappa warned.

Taxation and Finance Standing Committee President Balu said that Revenue Inspectors Raghavendra, Raju, Adarsha Kumar have been issued notice for failing to deposit MCC money (Rs 82,000) in the bank. In another case, a second division assistant Nallappa has been suspended for irregularities pertaining to registration of land documents.

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