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Property tax payment runs into site glitch  

Officials say system being updated, public can start paying from May 1; lack of technical expertise blamed

Published: 22nd April 2021 06:58 AM  |   Last Updated: 22nd April 2021 06:58 AM   |  A+A-

Property tax
Express News Service

BENGALURU: With the property tax website being upgraded, property owners are having a tough time paying tax this financial year to the Bengaluru Development Authority. A similar situation is being faced by BBMP property taxpayers too, but that is a result of failure to provide required information on the portal, said a top official.

With the new financial year starting, early birds who wanted to quickly pay their taxes to BDA could not do so. The Authority collects an average of Rs 26 crore from owners of its sites and houses, together numbering 1,02,000, said a senior official. “Of them, 70% pertain to vacant lands,” he said.

Speaking to TNIE, BDA Public Relations Officer Girish L P, who is also in charge of online payments, said, “Our system is being updated in order to add the revised property rates. Unless that is completed, it will not be possible to pay tax. We are only collecting online tax payment since last year and collection has been temporarily stopped now. Public can begin payment from May 1.”

Another top official said the lack of technical expertise was the real reason. “Due to the inability to work online, all revised charges are being written manually and updated online. This is really time consuming,” he said.

It remains unclear why the Authority did not make the effort to inform the public about the issue. Rajesh Kumar, a taxpayer, told this reporter, “I was repeatedly trying to pay, thinking I did not know how to do it. Only after attempts on repeated days, I learnt the site itself had a problem.”

Meanwhile, a senior BBMP official said the corporation had collected Rs 2,831 crore from around 17 lakh properties in the city for the just concluded financial year. “Our payment site is perfectly alright. However, we have incorporated additions like insertion of mobile number and other personal details on our Form IV or V. Unless the public fills up these things, it will not take them to the next page. It is more a case of lack of awareness among the public than any problem from our side,” he said.

The official said that zones may have been changed in the case of some properties compared to the previous year. “When the zone is not filled up correctly, the payer will not be able to pay tax,” he added.
BBMP has already collected Rs 328 crore in the new financial year. There is no fixed property charge for a building and it depends on factors like dimension of the building, whether it is occupied by the owner or rented out, number of floors, incorporation of additional features the previous year and so on.



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  • Uday

    The BBMP online tax system link is still not reachable and has issues. Can you please check and let me know if this is temporary or has been with errors for a long time now ?
    4 months ago reply
  • JTG

    When will the system updated ? Link does not open!
    6 months ago reply
  • JTG

    When will the system updated ? Link does not open!
    6 months ago reply
  • subu

    Hello I have been trying to pay property tax in bbmp portal but its not working. I even sent an email to bbmp official but not got response yet All previous years have been good in online payment but strange to find this issue this year
    6 months ago reply
  • Som

    Hello, I am trying to pay the property tax since last 3 months and I am unable to open the "Property tax" payment site even today (11th July 2021) from overseas. Inspite of their mistake, I am sure they will charge us the penalty too. Finally, I am going to ask my friend to pay on behalf me directly at the counter in Bangalore.
    6 months ago reply
  • Dev

    The website is not opening overseas .. is it the same for everyone? Dont know how to pay property tax ...
    6 months ago reply
  • chandra kumar

    through the same link : https://propertytax.bdabangalore.org/login we can still pay (but its showing not secure) so i just thinking if i pay online it will secure or not. any other option is there to pay tax ?
    6 months ago reply
  • K N Shrihari

    Hi, BDA property tax online payment service is unavailable. There is a security alert when the site address is clicked
    6 months ago reply
  • vivek

    Im getting an issue saying phone number does not match property id, anybody else facing the same?
    6 months ago reply
    • ankit khare

      i am facing it too ... did you get it resolved ? if yes can you tell me how?
      4 months ago reply
  • Venkat

    Still facing the same issue. Unable to pay property tax online.
    7 months ago reply
  • praveen

    Yes I am also facing the same problem with the website
    7 months ago reply
  • Vivek

    Does anyone know of an alternative to pay the property tax apart from online? The website is worth shit now
    7 months ago reply
  • Prashanth DN

    How can these govt officials be so careless and incompetent? Our tax money is being used to feed them as salaries for doing nothing
    7 months ago reply
  • Prakyath

    I am not able to Pay my BDA tax.. Once I enter my property ID, the value is displayed. But there is no Pay option.. Also I am not able to Login or Register. Anyone facing the same problem?
    7 months ago reply
    • Raj

      Same issue here. Have tried multiple times. SSL Certificate also expired.
      7 months ago reply
    • Lisa Thomas

      same issue here too
      7 months ago reply
    • Vittal Yadav

      Still not able to make payment wondering how BDA is even planning to collect the payment and no one to care even the website SSL certificate is expired IT depart is also not working from home as well.
      7 months ago reply
    • pavan

      Yes facing same issue
      7 months ago reply
    • Subramanya C L

      yes the same problem since a month
      7 months ago reply
    • R Gopal

      Yes same problem
      7 months ago reply
    • Shashi Kiran

      Yes same issue. Not sure if this is fixed
      7 months ago reply
      • Sashi

        Yes still same issue, Can anyone let me know if there is any other way to pay online?
        7 months ago reply
  • Pramod

    Last time when I spoke to BDA personnel I was informed that by mid May 2021 the tax details will be uploaded on the site, since then I've been trying to pay the tax but with no luck. Today, June 1st 2021 I just wanted to try my luck again but same situation, the site wouldn't show up anything. Additionally, I've noticed that https://propertytax.bdabangalore.org/ is not a secured site anymore. So wondering if tomorrow when the tax details are announced by the government if we should use this site to pay our taxes or not. It is a big question mark.
    7 months ago reply
    • Rohith

      I couldn't even get my property details. I jst see one input box to enter property number
      7 months ago reply
  • Viswamurthy

    Tough citizens are eager to pay property tax BDA and BBMP are not ready to take property tax. We should appreciate them.
    7 months ago reply
  • Gaby

    HI, Does anyone how else can we pay BDA tax until the site is fixed?
    7 months ago reply
  • Girish

    Not able to pay online property tax for the last 10 days. Get error message on website. Tried with HDFC option and other option. Feeling quite frustrated. How does the session time out so quickly? Are the integration with the banks properly done?
    7 months ago reply
  • mohanrao

    25th may BDA site is still dead.how to pay property tax,.
    7 months ago reply
  • rajesh

    24th May 2021. BBMP site is still dead.
    7 months ago reply
  • vishnu bhat

    Govt in India and its departments are these days a one-way street - it only wants to collect
    8 months ago reply
  • vishnu bhat

    BDA website is a joke.and this city prides itself as Silicon City
    8 months ago reply
  • vishnu bhat

    Govt wants public to keep entering the same data year after year
    8 months ago reply
  • Prem

    what crap! The required to entry the telephone number has been for as long as I can recall.. (last 4 year or more).
    8 months ago reply
  • SK

    Today's 18th May 2021. The BBMP site still doesn't open.
    8 months ago reply
    • CP

      19th May 2021 and the website still not operational. It's a shame that people who govern the silicon valley cannot resurrect a basic website in months....every year the website runs into trouble. We honest tax payers have to face these incompetent people governing our cities and nation.
      8 months ago reply
  • Aditya

    it is 14th May 2021
    8 months ago reply
  • Jagadish Dhanamjayam

    Bangalore is called "The Silicon valley of India" and BBMP/BDA cannot get one website up and running. The time of year when people want to pay their property tax early and secure a 5% rebate
    8 months ago reply
  • Santhosh

    Indeed. It is still not working! the BDA needs to get it's act together!
    8 months ago reply
  • Ara

    It is 3-May-2021 today. The website is still not working.
    8 months ago reply
  • K Sheshadri

    Then what about five percent discount for site/flat owners?
    8 months ago reply
  • Mohammed rafi

    BBMP property tax as I am staying in Davangera my property is in Bangalore and I want to pay tax due to coronavirus pandemic I am not able to go to Bangalore to pay the tax but pls any one pls email me how to pay property tax online rafisaba748@gmail.com I want to pay for 2year but online pls email me Thankyou
    9 months ago reply
    • UDAY BHANU K S

      I think you can pay the property tax online in BBMP website, I have just done so, There is no problem now, You can pay only for FY 2021-22 now
      7 months ago reply
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