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Updated on: Tuesday, January 11, 2022, 11:13 PM IST

Defer non-agricultural tax notices issued to housing societies: BJP-led delegation to Maharashtra Revenue Minister

He noted that there is a disparity in the recovery of NA tax from the societies in the island city and suburbs.
BJP MLA Ashish Shelar | PTI

BJP MLA Ashish Shelar | PTI

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A delegation of societies led by BJP leader MLA Adv. Ashish Shelar called on revenue minister Balasaheb Thorat demanding a stay on the non-agricultural (NA) tax notices issued by the revenue department to the housing societies in Mumbai’s suburbs.

Shelar said that every year, non-agricultural tax is levied on nearly 20,000 housing societies in Mumbai’s suburbs, which is unjust. These societies have already paid this tax at the time of construction.

He noted that there is a disparity in the recovery of NA tax from the societies in the island city and suburbs. ‘’The societies in the suburbs have to pay the NA tax but it is not applicable to the societies in the Mumbai island city,’’ he added.

Shelar had brought this to the notice of the former chief minister Devendra Fadnavis’s government. Accordingly, the notices issued for payment of this tax from 2008 onwards were stayed by the then revenue minister Chandrakant Patil.

However, the Shelar-led delegation took strong objection to the notices issued by the Maha Vikas Aghadi government for the payment of NA tax by the societies from the Mumbai suburbs.

‘’Societies are reeling under financial crisis owing to Covid-19 pandemic. Now, these societies are burdened with the levy of this exorbitant tax. This was brought to the notice of the revenue minister who has assured that a decision will be taken after discussing the matter with the Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray,’’ he said.

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Published on: Tuesday, January 11, 2022, 11:13 PM IST
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