Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation Commissioner M.T. Krishna Babu has ordered booking of criminal cases against taxpayers whose cheques had bounced to the extent of Rs.10 crore in all.
At a meeting held with the additional, zonal and deputy commissioners in the head office on Wednesday, he also appealed to the citizens to make use of the voluntary self-assessment of property tax as the last date for availing the scheme had been extended up to August 31. Thus far, the civic body had received a very poor response on the self-assessment front with just 1,084 applications received.
He warned that three years of property tax penalty would be levied against those who were caught being out of the tax ambit. Senior officials were told to concentrate on cases where the tax arrears were pending for more than three years.
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