GRIEVANCE TO THE ILLEGAL TAXATION DONE BY HOWRAH MUNICIPAL CORPORATION..

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            --AN OPEN LETTER--

1. This to inform you that recently Howrah Municipal Corporation has imposed huge property tax to the property holders of ward no. 6,7,10,15,20-27,30-38 & 43 which is up to 100 or more times than the previous one. The notice sent by HMC to the property holders are not bearing any memo no., date.
2. In the end of 2015 HMC has tried to impose the same but due to assembly election the same was withdrawn on 13.01.2016, vide memo no. 407/Commr./15-16.
3. As per HMC act General Revision can made after 5 years span. But HMC has done it two times within 2 years. First one was withdrawn and the second is imposed now by changing the property annual valuation from the previous one, which proves that they violated their own act.
4. Most of the people has made objection and hearing has done but no remedy has been found.
5. Recently we received the tax bills where we found that in some cases the proposed tax which was displayed in the notice was adjusted by 70-80%, in some cases by 20%, in some cases by 5-10% and in some cases it remains unchanged.
6. As per HMC act the proposed property tax can be adjusted maximum by 20% after hearing.
Now, the questions are these---
1. What is the basis of increasement?
2. What is the basis of adjustment?
3. How HMC can do two General Revisions within two years by deviating their own act?
4. How HMC made adjustment of proposed property tax by more than 20% by deviating their own act?
We want to know the first two answers from HMC through RTl.
And all five answers from Ministry of Municipal Affairs.
We want to stop this short of illegal taxation with the help of proper Forum.
Thanks & regards,
Manas Banerjee.
State Committee Member,
WBPCC_Grivance Cell.



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