Surat : Surtis, who are fond of food and drink and bring number one in cleanliness, are also seen as leaders in paying property tax of the municipality. Before sunrise on the first day of the financial year, 954 surtis have deposited an advance tax of 88 lakh rupees in the cupboard of the municipality. Years ago, one had to stand in a queue to pay taxes at Surat Municipality’s civic amenities center. But ever since the Surat municipality has started using technology to pay taxes online, Suratis are preferring the online method to pay taxes. 1564 crores were deposited in the office of the Surat Municipality till the last day of the last financial year. Even on the last day i.e. till March 31, a tax of 29 crore rupees was deposited in the office of the municipality in a single day.

Surtis are hurrying to pay advance tax due to Surat municipality giving rebate to advance tax payers. Even after the end of the financial year i.e. from 12 o’clock in the night, surtis pay taxes online in advance and for the last few times, the number of people paying taxes online after 12 o’clock in the night of April 31 is increasing. This year also, 954 people have deposited tax of 88 lakhs online in the municipal office from 12 midnight to 12 noon.

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