Initiatives To Deal With Tax Payers Operating Businesses On Residential Properties
Georgetown’s Deputy Mayor Robert Williams said the council has developed several new initiatives to deal with delinquent tax payers especially property owners who are found operating businesses on residential properties.
Williams noted that based on a survey conducted by the council over 100 property owners are guilty of this practice as taxes are not paid to the council.
The deputy mayor said the council during its statutory meeting last week took a decision to grant amnesty on interest for property taxes owed to the council. Persons have until November 30 to take advantage of the council’s offer.
City Hall has reported that since October 15 it has accumulated 18 million dollars in taxes which is far from the council’s projected target of 130 million dollars monthly.
The amnesty initiative is aimed at allowing delinquent property-owners to fulfill their civic responsibility of paying their property taxes even as they were relieved of accumulated interest over the years.