GMC took special measures for tax collection and intensified the process.It demanded all the tax payers to pay the tax amount to avoid further disconnections in water and electricity supply.

COLLECTION

GMC has taken up efforts to collect various taxes ,property tax on buildings and vacant sites, water charges, professional tax and non-tax from municipal corporation limits.According to GMC additional commissioner K Ramachandra Reddy, there are a total of 1.55 lakh property tax payers in Guntur city.The civic body had to recover tax amount of 20.73 crore, the official said, adding, “Only if the public pay tax on time, we can carry out development works such as laying of roads, improvement schemes for water supply, etc. We expect to recover the arrears through this drive.”

GMC also plans to set up special tax collection centres at GMC office and in circle offices to collect property taxes.Inefficient tax collectors are replaced with new officers.

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