mcc: Mcc is ready to issue an online commercial license | Mysore News

S Ramesh
Mysuru: Mysuru City Corporation (MCC) has made all preparations to issue business licenses online from March 15. The online service will also allow businessmen to renew their license. MCC launches the online system to help traders and mop up its resources.
Although there are approximately 45,000 commercial buildings including wedding halls, theaters, private establishments and hotels in the city, only 24,135 have obtained a business license. But only about 14,000 to 15,000 of them renew it each year.
As MCC’s nine area officers discovered that many stores had been operating without any business license for several years, MCC decided to issue licenses to these establishments after collecting a penalty and license fee.
MCC has brought over 50 trades for the issuance of a trade license. It will be further increased as the city is experiencing many new trades and establishments due to rapid commercialization. All illegal establishments will be subject to a tax structure once the business license issuance and renewal goes live, sources said.
“According to the Karnataka Municipal Corporation Act 1976, traders, from small shops in the streets to shop owners in large shopping malls, must obtain a business license. Traders operating without a license must obtain it from April 1,” MCC Zone 3 Commissioner Satyamurthy told TOI.
MCC Commissioner Laxmikanth Reddy told TOI that as traders move from pillar to post to obtain or renew a business license, the MCC has taken steps to issue a business license online from April 1. . It will begin the process on a trial basis from March 15, he added.
Traders applying for the first time can apply online. The business license will be issued after on-site verification by MCC officials, he said.

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