RMC will offer cash-back on property tax

Raipur: The biggest civic body of the state Raipur Municipal Corporation (RMC) is mulling over the possibility to offer cash-back facilities to its tax payers in the line of online Marketing payment.

RMC would hold talk with Phone-pay, Paytm and Google pay shortly. If everything will be in place, tax payers who pay taxes in the range of Rs 5000 to Rs 10000 will get guarantee of availing facility of Cash-back of worth Rs 700. According to the officials, RMC will launch its Mobile App next week. It is also informed that online property assessment facility would also be available from August along with facility of tax payment through MCRaipur.in soon.

RMC which collects Rs 100 cr tax yearly is planning to garner Rs 150 cr in 2019-20 through online property tax recovery. RMC is keen to achieve this goal and to get it assured it has started its exercise from August itself. RMC Commissioner Shiv Ananat Tayal had said that RMC’s tax collection counters will remain open for them who have no online facility in their access. He said that we promote online tax paying system through the app of the RMC. To execute this tax recovery system, technical assistance is being sought from the state agency NIC.

Hold talks with three companies

To offer cash back facilities to its Tax payers, RMC holds talk with-Phone-pay, Paytm and Google pay services. According to the officials it will be executed soon. One, out of aforementioned three apps, is said to be affiliated with the Bhim App of Union Government and paying taxes on line through this app would enable tax payers to avail Rs 700 Cash back.

On line tax payment for one year only

Officers have informed that this online tax payment facility would be only for 2019-20.

The old taxes would be received through conventional tax windows. Preparation is on to achieve the goal, asserted an officer.

42000 properties are exempted

According to the survey conducted by RMC total 2 lakh 94 Thousand properties have been itemized. Out of these properties 40000 are government, religious and educational buildings, which have been exempted from the tax. Excluding these total 2 lakh 52 thousand houses are under the property tax brackets. RMC recovers tax hardly 2 lakh 10 thousand properties.

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