Sayed Maqsood Ahmed 02 April 2022
G.L.N. Prasad (Retired employee.) 02 April 2022
First, understand the fact that an individual can not fight with Pune Municipal Corporation and the assessment has to be done as per laid down norms only. If there is a taxpayers association, join as a member and take up the fight as a group. File online RTI application to Corporation and find out whether they have such Taxpayers association and if there were representations from that association for reducing the abnormal tax enhancement.
Sayed Maqsood Ahmed 03 April 2022
Dear Mr. Prasad,
Many thanks for your valuable information and guidance.
Do you know if there's any pune corporation property tax association in pune, Maharashtra state or any relevant tax payers association in pune with whom we must join to redress our Grievance of higher property tax levied by the Pune Municipal Corporation
If yes,would appreciate it highly,if you would provide me their complete contact details.
Thanks in advance and sorry for the inconvenience
Dr J C Vashista (Advocate) 03 April 2022
The slab / rate of tax is applicable to all the property owners in the municipality, which would have got sanction of Municipal Authorities, isn't so ?
It will be prudent to form association of tax payers and challenge suddent, arbitrary and illogical increase in municipal tax levied by the Corportation,
Local laws prevail the subject of municipal taxation, it is better to consult a local prudent taxation lawyer or chartered accountant.
G.L.N. Prasad (Retired employee.) 03 April 2022
I have in my reply suggested filing an online RTI with Rs.10/-fee to know about such Tax payers' Association as even small-town municipalities are having an association, and Pune citizens are always in the front fighting against such injustice. The address must be available with PMC and you will get a reply from PMC to your RTI Query:
1. Please provide me copies of all representations received from any Tax payers' Association against the enhancement of house tax.
2. Please provide copies of office notes and action status on such applications.
Sayed Maqsood Ahmed 04 April 2022
Dear Prasad sir,
Many thanks for additional information on this subject.
I highly appreciate your quick and fruitful response.
I will act as per your advice
P. Venu (Advocate) 11 April 2022
Some of the States have Ombudsman to look into the complaints from the citizens. Please verify whether such an institution has been constituted in Maharashtra.
Sayed Maqsood Ahmed 11 April 2022
Dead learned advocate venu sir
Many thanks for your valuable information and advice