Gulshan Kumar, zonal taxation officer, MC said that SCO 104-195, owned by Ansal, was sealed after there was no reply from the firm over the property tax default notice. He said that the building owner owed Rs 36 lakh tax. According to him, all property tax defaulters had been given one chance of hearing at the MC office but no one came from their side.
MC officials said Rs 37 crore is due from commercial property tax defaulters. Out of this, Rs 17 crore is to come from 14 buildings, including schools, government buildings, Gymkhana Club and petrol pump. The zonal taxation officer warned that tax defaulters had not paid their tax for a long time and they would be strictly dealt with.
Notices were served on 114 commercial property owners who have Rs 5 lakh and above tax pending against them. Such property owners were given three days to pay the tax with a warning that their properties would be sealed if they failed to do so.
Mayor Kulbhushan Goyal said that the MC generates funds from property tax, which helps with development of the city. He said development would be stalled if people did not pay property tax.
After recovery from major defaulters, the MC will serve notices on property defaulters in the Rs 1 lakh to Rs 5 lakh bracket. Officials said that a large number of residential property owners had not paid their property tax and notices would be issued to them soon. They said the MC is making a list of such defaulters.