Bang a Drum... Generate Revenue Tax collectors in an Indian city hit on a way to drum into citizens the need to pay their property taxes: drummers. Authorities in Rajahmundry hired 20 groups of drummers to go out and play -- nonstop -- in front of the homes of scofflaws. The loud music -- and the embarrassment of the commotion on their doorstep -- did get the homeowners' attention. Just one week of constant drumming and 18 percent of them anted up the taxes they owed.
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Tax collectors in an Indian city hit on a way to drum into citizens the need to pay their property taxes: drummers. Authorities in Rajahmundry hired 20 groups of drummers to go out and play — nonstop — in front of the homes of scofflaws. The loud music — and the embarrassment of the commotion on their doorstep — did get the homeowners' attention. Just one week of constant drumming and 18 percent of them anted up the taxes they owed.