Since 2019, approximately 24,000 automobiles' taxes have gone unpaid in Ahmedabad.

According to the Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation's (AMC) revenue department, 24,487 of the 1,72,138 cars registered in the city's main Regional transport office (RTO) in 2019 have not paid their vehicle tax. The government reviewed information from the RTO against its own records and discovered a difference of Rs 17.92 crore.

We've started the process of sending reminders to people who haven't paid their taxes yet. We've also started the process of getting data from the RTO for cars registered in 2020 and 2021, which will be compared to our records, said Amc revenue committee chairman Jainik Vakil.

According to department data, 19,068 of the 24,487 automobiles come from locations that were inside AMC limits prior to the extension in 2020. The remaining 5,419 automobiles are from places outside of the AMC's jurisdiction. There are 13,068 two-wheelers, 2,747 automobiles, and 2,796 other vehicles, including three-wheelers, that have tax pending.

At the dealership, car tax is normally included in the vehicle bill. This problem may have arisen because people do not check their invoices. When buying a car, we urge customers to check whether the vehicle tax is included in their bill, Vakil added.

He went on to say that there is no mechanism for punishing people who don't pay their car taxes. Right now, we're thinking about implementing a penalty, he stated. From April 1, 2021, to January 10, 2022, AMC received Rs 97.54 crore in car tax, up 61 percent from Rs 60.48 crore the previous year.

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