PULWAMA: On the directions of Deputy Commissioner Pulwama, Baseer-Ul-Haq Choudhary, the District Administration Pulwama on Saturday held an awareness programme at Town Hall Awantipora to dispel and clarify the misconceptions regarding the newly-implemented Property Tax among the people under its jurisdiction.
The awareness programme was attended by the officers from various Departments, members of civil society and trade unions.
During the programme, people were sensitized about the property tax and the benefits besides the misconceptions revolving around the property tax were also cleared. The officers also explained the Property Tax provisions in detail to the audiences.
Speaking on the occasion, the officers said there is a lot of factually incorrect and misleading information circulating in the media with regard to Property Tax. So it is important that the general public is made aware of the correct information and facts of the matter.
The people were sensitized that the Property tax is progressive in nature with minimal implications to small households and businesses. The officers informed the gathering that houses and apartment’s up to 1000 sqft and agricultural land are completely exempted from the tax. All places of worship, including temples, masjids, gurudwaras, churches, ziarats and cremation/burial grounds are also exempted, they added. It was also informed that the tax levied would be a very meagre amount and hence will not be burdening common citizens.