Friday, August 7, 2015
Soon, post offices in Chennai will collect property tax
CHENNAI, August 6, 2015
An initiative from the Department of Posts will soon make it easy for the residents of Chennai to pay their property taxes.
The department is in the process of tying up with Chennai Corporation to collect property tax. This is expected to make property tax payment convenient for a huge section of city residents who do not have access to online mode of payments and who live far away from Corporation offices.
Officials of the department said technical issues for accepting payment of bills are being worked out currently. While it helps people avoid long queues at the civic body offices, the department also manages to earn a considerable amount of money, officials said. For instance, the Chennai region earned over Rs. 80 lakh as commission on receipts of power supply and telephone bills from residents last year. The Postal Department also plans to install drop-box facilities in post offices.
Source : http://www.thehindu.com