To encourage house-owners to pay their property tax early, the Belagavi city corporation has come out with an ‘early bird’ scheme. Citizens, who pay property tax for 2016-17 without any previous year arrears before April 30 of this year will be given a rebate of 5 percent.
People who pay their tax before this month-end, corporation will provide 5 percent rebate on the current demand. After April 30, the scheme will lapse and people cannot avail the tax concession.
The tax rebate will not be applicable to those citizens who have pending arrears of previous years dues.
It would be very apt for the Belagavi City Corporation to go door to door as they did for collection of arrears in March and issue the Challans to those who want to pay and get the rebate.
Most of the citizens I spoke to dont pay the property tax only because they dont want to go to Corporation office or dont know where it is and then the usual complaint of the officer is not in his chair and so on and so forth.
But What if the Corporation gives the challan at your Door step, will it not help the citizens to pay up early which will be a win in situation for both.
The corporation is already in a dearth of funds and if it can come in early why not and the citizens also save the 5%.