Punjab to further simplify the process of property tax filing

Chandigarh/May 23
In the wake of hardships faced by the citizens of the state in filing property tax, Punjab government has decided to further streamline the procedure for property tax filing.
A spokesperson of Local Bodies Department said that the department has also extended the last date to file the property tax after availing the benefit of rebate and outstanding house tax sans interest till June 30, 2014.
He said that an appeal have also been issued by the department in public interest to generate awareness amongst the citizen to enable them to file the property and house tax within the extended time limit. “Instructions to all the Municipal Corporations, Municipal Councils and Panchayats have also been issued to execute awareness campaign to disseminate the information of property tax filing methodology and to extend help in this regard on the spot,” the spokesperson said.
The spokesperson further said that Punjab government has given a big relief to the citizen by extending the last date of property/house tax filing. He said that the government has earlier fixed the last date as March 31, 2014, which could have not been extended further due to the enforcement of Model Code of Conduct in the wake of parliamentary elections.