Bengaluru: Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) issued notices to homeowners in the city with 3.9 thousand lakhs after it was found that they had provided incorrect information while paying property tax under the SAS Self-Assessment Program.
The hoax came to light recently when BBMP began physical verification of self-statements made by landlords regarding their property details, such as land size and location.
BBMP Commissioner N Manjunatha Prasad said, “Since it is a self-assessment process, citizens can determine the area their property is located in and calculate the tax. But some taxpayers have provided incorrect information about their areas to reduce property tax. Our revenue employees have also committed fraud by ending the property tax. Areas favor some landlords and calculate lower taxes. ” The Commissioner said that these citizens were ordered to pay additional taxes with criminal interest.
The Civil Agency was created to map all property within its jurisdiction using new software and collect taxes based on an indicative value obtained from the Stamps and Registration Department. Mapping the information in the BBMP GEPTIS system will allow the civil agency to understand the value of each property while collecting taxes.
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