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Property News #24: Coimbatore civic body, Pune civic body, Centre amends laws

Coimbatore civic body releases a list of top 100 property tax defaulters

In Coimbatore, a list of the top 100 defaulters was published who had not paid a total sum of Rs 21 Crore for property tax and warned them immediately to pay the required amount.

A list of top twenty defaulters in every region had been compiled by the city and some of them did not pay property tax as early as 1998. The default list includes schools, hotels, businesses, supermarkets, and a shopping Centre. 

The tax pending to be charged by the top 20 defaulters is Rs 5.66 in the east zone, Rs 1 in the west zone, Rs 2, 14 in the south region, Rs 4.58 in the north, and Rs 7.59 in the central zone according to the list. The tax pending must be paid for the top 20 defaulting parties.

According to the corporation commissioner, any default is required to pay immediately the sum pending or to unbundle the link with drinking water, as provided for in Section 204(1) of the Municipal Corporation Act of Coimbatore City, 1981. Moreover, if the amount was not charged even after the water source was disconnected, the company would seize movable assets.

Pune civic body collects Rs 85 crore from property tax defaulters

In Rs 85 crore, the municipal body raked the crore of property defaulters who benefited from the 80% amnesty waiving. 

PMC has waived approximately 37,000 property owners of Rs41 crore fines. Rs4,500 crore had to be recovered by the city body from defaulter — Rs2,100 and Rs2,400 crore dues.

The defaulting party has to pay a tax levy of 2%. Many who refused to pay tax include homeowners as well as vast commercial properties, renowned developers, manufacturing units, and hotels. 

The amnesty scheme for the relief of the coronavirus pandemic was initiated by PMC.

According to PMC info, there are 10.5 lakh assets, of which around four lakh are still subject to taxation. Taxpayers can pay their taxes online and offline.

Centre amends laws to allow all Indians to buy land in Jammu & Kashmir

The Center cleared up a range of laws for citizens across the country to purchase land in Jammu and Kashmir, which the major political parties in the union territories said is close to making the former state “for sale.” 

The BJP, however, has claimed that the reforms that occurred over one year after the Center invalidated Article 370 and Article 35A of the Constitution would be the beginning of a new period of growth and prosperity in the Union territory.

The Home Affairs Ministry made many amendments to land law in the 111-page notification in Hindi and English, including one allowing the use of agricultural land for the establishment of public purpose facilities. 

The Jammu and Kashmir Development Act, which deals with land use by the Center omitting the word ‘permanent state resident’ from section 17 of the Act, has made the most significant amendment.

Unless the non-residents were able to purchase any immovable property in Jammu and Kashmir before the repeal in August of last year of Article 370 and Article 35-A. Recent developments have opened the way to the union territory for non-residents to purchase land.

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