After the Maharashtra government decided to continue with the 40 per cent property tax concession for residential properties in Pune, the municipal corporation on Monday started issuing revised bills, which have to be paid by July 15 to avail of an additional 10 per cent discount in the tax.
Kothrud resident Gauri Kulkarni said ‘I pay the property tax regularly and as early as possible. This year, I could not complete the process even after trying it a couple of times’.
The concession scheme for self-occupied residential properties would continue from April 1. The amount of those who have paid the increased property tax will be adjusted in future payments. The decision has come ahead of the PMC elections.
“The state cabinet has accepted the demand of the public seeking continuation of the concession scheme in property tax and has approved the proposal as assured in the past,” said Higher Education minister Chandrakant Patil, who is also the Guardian Minister of Pune.