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Delhiites may have to pay tax for keeping pets
January 24, 2008 19:09 IST
If you are a pet owner living in the national capital, get ready to pay tax.
The Delhi government has finalised amendments to two municipal acts which would enable the authorities to levy a tax of Rs 500 a year on dog and cat owners, a senior official said.
The Amendment Bill also provides taxation for keeping buffaloes and cows for milking.
While a Rs 2,500 tax would have to be paid for a buffalo, a tax to the tune of Rs 2,000 would be levied for a cow.
Taxes are also proposed to be levied on draught animals like horses, mules, donkeys, camels etc.
A tax of Rs 2,000 annually is proposed on four-wheeled vehicles drawn by animals, while Rs 1,000 is the proposed tax amount for two-wheeled vehicles.
The amendments, which were cleared by Delhi cabinet recently, will be taken up for passage in the upcoming budget session of the state assembly.
If the amendments in the Delhi Municipal Corporation (Amendment) Bill 2008 and New Delhi Municipal Council (Amendment) Bill 2008 are cleared by the assembly, then they will be sent to the central government for clearance.