Property tax assessment of alienated lands; Chennai Municipal Corporation decision soon

Metropolitan Chennai The Municipal Corporation (GCC) is likely to take a decision on levying property tax on over 50,000 buildings constructed on outlying land in the city.
Chennai Corporation Commissioner Radhakrishnan will hold a discussion with the district administration this week, following several demands at council meetings.
In March 2023, due to councillors’ demand, the Chennai Corporation announced plans to start property tax assessment of 20,000 buildings on outlying land.

Accordingly, the civic body had asked the government for an explanation as to whether such buildings can be evaluated, pointing out that there are a large number of such buildings in areas like D. Nagar, Alandur, Manali, Madhavaram.
In extended areas, property tax is not assessed for many buildings in Gram Nath. Many buildings on Hindu Religious and Charitable Lands and Waqf Board lands are not assessed for property tax.

In previous council meetings, objections were raised to the demand that tahsildars should issue no-holds-barred certificates for assessment of property tax on such lands.
Meanwhile, officials said that a decision would be taken soon on fixing property tax on buildings without patta.