Ahmedabad: Residents of Bopal-Ghuma ought to now brace for larger property taxes — virtually two-and-a-half instances what they paid thus far. From Monday, Ahmedabad Municipal Company (AMC) property assessing groups will include measuring tapes to your properties and retailers to establish the realm of your properties. Proper now, 40,000-odd residents of the realm are cumulatively paying Rs 5 crore in tax. After the AMC begins amassing tax, they count on income to go as much as Rs 15 crore.
For example, Vipul Parekh, a resident of South Bopal who owns a 170-sqm bungalow now pays Rs 900 in tax yearly. After the AMC’s tax metric is imposed, Parekh must shell out Rs 3,046, inclusive of conservancy tax.
After being introduced inside AMC limits final yr, the realm will now be taxed below the brand new carpet area-based property tax system. Final yr, Bopal and Ghuma nagarpalikas had issued property tax slips to virtually all residents and therefore the AMC needed to postpone property evaluation to 2021. There are near 40,000 properties within the Bopal-Ghuma space.
“The property tax system current in Bopal-Ghuma is sort of arbitrary. For example, residences which got here up over previous 4 years are paying based mostly on carpet space whereas different properties are paying a flat cost in keeping with the outdated blanket evaluation system,” mentioned a senior South West Zone tax assessor. Most Bopal and Ghuma areas can be within the ‘C’ class of the municipal tax system, the place the land jantri worth is between Rs 7,000 and Rs 15,000, apart from South Bopal which can be below the ‘B’ class.
The AMC plans to deploy 10 groups with 3-4 assessors in every. The groups must assess as much as 35 properties a day. “The method will take about 80 days until a 3rd wave of Covid hinders the drive,” mentioned a senior AMC official. The AMC had lately accomplished evaluation of newly acquired areas of Nana Chiloda and Kathwada, the place about 12,000 properties have been assessed and issued payments final yr.