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Mahbubnagar civic bodies register record tax collection

Mahbubnagar civic bodies register record tax collection
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With the 2017-18 financial year coming to an end, the Municipalities, Nagara Panchayaties and other local bodies in Mahbubnagar district are fast...

Mahbubnagar: With the 2017-18 financial year coming to an end, the Municipalities, Nagara Panchayaties and other local bodies in Mahbubnagar district are fast gearing up to generate as much revenue as possible through collection of taxes in the district.

In fact, the authorises at Mahbubnagar Municipality and other Nagara Panchayatis have set a target of collecting 100 per cent tax from the commercial establishments, shops and domestic households. The officials are confident of achieving at least 95 per cent tax collection, if not 100 per cent, by end of April.

“As we have already reached 85 per cent tax collection this year, we are expecting another 10 per cent collection and targeting to reach at least 95 per cent tax collection by end of April,” said V Surender, Municipal Commissioner of Mahbubnagar.

There are two major Municipalities and two Nagara Panchayatis, apart from 468 Grama Panchaytis in the district that contribute to the major tax revenue to the government exchequer. Of them Mahbubnagar and Narayanpet Municipalities contribute major chuck of revenue in the form of tax collections, followed by Badepally and Makthal Nagara Panchayats from Mahbubnagar district.

So far, the Mahbubnagar municipality has collected Rs 13 crore as against a target of Rs 14.40 and the officials are optimistic that they would reach the target in the remaining one month period to end the financial year closures. The oldest municipality Narayanpet has contributed only Rs 1.4 crore as against a target of Rs 2.88 crores.

Among the Nagara Panchayats, Badepally has already achieved cent per cent collection and collected Rs 79.8 lakh, while Makthal could achieve a tax collection of Rs 25.50 lakh as against a target of Rs 29 lakh this year. “This year we have created a record in the collection of property tax in Badepally.

“As targeted, we have achieved 100 per cent collections. However, we could achieve a collection of on Rs 46.53 per cent in water bill collection as against a target of Rs 85 lakh We are hoping to achieve more collection by end of this month,” said V Sunitha, Commissioner of Badepally Nagara Panchayathy.

Overall the Badepally Nagara Panchayathy had achieved 98.6 per cent this financial year. Among the 498 gram panchayatis in the district the officials have achieved a tax collection of Rs 5 crore as against a target of Rs 6.3 crore across the district.

In almost all the Municipalities, Nagara Panchayathis and grampanchayathis across the district, authorities could achieve about 72 per cent mark in the collection of water bills in the district. Overall as against a target of Rs 8.33 crore of water bill collections the civic body officials could collect only Rs 5.93 crore for the 2017-18 financial year.

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