4,000 citizens pay property tax on Day 1

BANGALORE: On day one, over 4,000 property tax owners paid tax through self assessment scheme (SAS) for this financial year. A press release from Bruhat Bangalore Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) said

Published: 03rd April 2012 03:36 AM  |   Last Updated: 16th May 2012 07:18 PM   |  A+A-

BANGALORE: On day one, over 4,000 property tax owners paid tax through self assessment scheme (SAS) for this financial year. A press release from Bruhat Bangalore Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) said property owners can avail 5 per cent rebate on full payment of tax if paid before April 30.  

Tax payers can pay the tax in two installments without penalty or avail rebate, if the first half-year installment is paid between May 1 and 30. The second half-year installment can be paid between October 1 and November 29. From November 30, a penalty of 2 per cent on the tax amount will be levied every month on late payment. BBMP has assigned unique property identification (PID) numbers to identify properties through geographical information system (GIS).

This system will also help public assess the tax amount they have to pay. Through Property Identification (PID) numbers, a combination of ward, street and property numbers, BBMP has identified 16.19 lakh properties in the city, which will be brought under tax net. Deputy Commissioner (Revenue) Ramakanth said Palike had collected nearly Rs 1,200 crore tax in the year 2011-12.

“This year, as a result of PID number, more properties will come under tax net. We are expecting an additional Rs 500 crore,” he said. Ramakanth added that the department had planned door-to-door collection drive to collect tax amount from those who had not cleared arrears for the last couple of years. Meanwhile, officials complained that there was a technical glitch while collecting the tax amount on   Monday. Reportedly, the server was slow, due to  overloading.

However, BBMP IT advisor Sheshadri T, denied there were technical problems. “Probably there were problems in the local network connection. Nearly 10,000 transactions can be done in a day in BBMP’s website,” he said. According to Ramakanth, 940 people paid tax online on Sunday. Over 4,000 people paid tax online and at BBMP help centres on Monday.  “Collection of tax amount will start at  BangaloreOne centres from Monday evening,” he added. Also, this year, tax amount will be collected at all the 54 Assistant Revenue offices.

Stay up to date on all the latest Bengaluru news with The New Indian Express App. Download now
(Get the news that matters from New Indian Express on WhatsApp. Click this link and hit 'Click to Subscribe'. Follow the instructions after that.)

Comments

Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the newindianexpress.com editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on newindianexpress.com are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of newindianexpress.com or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. newindianexpress.com reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp