The Dehradun Municipal Corporation has fallen short of its target of collecting Rs 20 crore through house taxes. The corporation was able to collect Rs 18 crore in financial year 2017-18. The DMC is, however, still collecting taxes.
“We are still collecting house tax since we want everyone to pay their taxes. We will slap fine on those who fail to pay even after extending the deadline,” said tax superintendent Dharmesh Kanjoli.
Meanwhile, mayor Vinod Chamoli said that house tax would be collected even from slums built on private lands. Of the 129 slums in the city, 18 are built on private lands.