Commissioner Yagya Mitra Singhdeo has directed all the zone deputy commissioners and revenue officers to give the benefit of exemption given by the government in house tax and UD tax to maximum number of people.
Before the introduction of UD tax in 2008, house tax was applied in the entire state. There are people who are yet to deposit the house tax amount as well.
The commissioner informed that under the Amnesty scheme, 100% exemption has been given on penalty, along with 50% rebate on the original house tax amount on depositing the entire outstanding house tax amount in lumpsum by March 31, 2022.
Apart from this, there will be 100% exemption on interest and penalty on depositing UD tax in lumpsum by March 2022.
In cases where UD tax is due before the year 2011-12, on depositing lumpsum amount, 50% exemption will be given in principal arrears along with interest penalty in UD tax for that period.
Till now, there are 92,484 taxpayers in the municipal corporation of Greater Jaipur, on whom an amount of Rs 475 crore is outstanding. If all these taxpayers take advantage of the exemption, then a total benefit of Rs 174 crore will be available.
For example, if the owner of a property has UD tax arrears of Rs 8,96,323 from 2007 to 2021-22, then he will get a rebate of Rs 3,92,258 under the said Amnesty scheme, which is about 43% of the total tax.
The commissioner said that due to the first and second wave of corona, there has been a drastic impact on the economic condition of common people, traders, etc. Keeping this in mind, this Amnesty scheme of tax exemption has been started by the government to provide relief to the general public.