Pay Your Bangalore Property Tax Online - BBMP Property Tax

Bangalore has attracted plenty of people from across India. Most people move to the Silicon Valley for work and end up purchasing their own homes. The BBMP charges property tax to those who purchase real estate in the city.

Bangalore Property Tax:

With the popularity of Bangalore rising as the destination for work, there are a lot of people who are settling down in the city. When they settle down in Bangalore they, just like every other person in the city, need to pay property tax in Bangalore. The process of paying the property tax has been simplified a lot and now even includes the ability to pay the tax online or through dedicated banks or Bangalore 1 centers. There are even specific banks that have been authorised to collect property taxes from people. To be able to pay the tax, you will first need to know the forms that will be needed and how the tax is calculated.

BBMP Property Tax Forms:

There are 6 forms that are essential to paying property taxes in Bangalore. They are Forms I, II, and III along with Form IV and Forms V and VI.

Form I:

Form I is used to when the property owner has the properties PID. The PID (Property Identification Number) is a unique ID assigned to each property and contains information about the ward, street and plot on which the property stands.

Form II:

Form II is used when the owner does not have the PID but does have a khatha number. Khatha number is the number of the khatha certificate that is issued for each property and contains all the details relevant to that property.

Form III:

This is the form that can be used to pay property tax when the owner has neither the PID or the khata number.

Form IV:

Form IV is a white form and is used when there has been no change in the proerty details. These details can be in realtion to increase or decrease in the size of the property, or a change in its statues.

Form V:

This is the blue form that can be used when there has been a change in the property. For example, if the owner has added a new floor, or demolished the house or the property classification has changed from residential to non-residential. This form is also used when a property changes status from under construction to constructed.

Form VI:

This is the form that will be used when the property under assessment is exempt from paying property tax. Even if it is exempt from property tax, it will still have to pay a service charge that can be paid using this form.

BBMP Property Tax Calculation:

The property tax in Bengaluru can be calculated using the following steps.

  • Step 1: Make a note of the built up area of the property, value per unit area and the depreciation that is applicable.
  • Step 2: Multiply unit area value, and built up area and then multiply it by 10 (for 10 months)
  • Step 3: Reduce the depreciation from the value in step 2 and you will arrive at the total annual value of the property.
  • Step 4: Take the total annual value calculate 20% of it to get the property tax.
  • Step 5: Take the property tax and calculate 24% of it to get the cess applicable.
  • Step 6: Add the property tax to the cess to arrive at the actual payable tax.
  • Step 7: If you are paying the tax before the due date of 30th April of the assesment year then you are eligible for a 5% rebate
  • Step 8: Reduce 5% from the value arrived at in Step 6 to get the final amount payable.

How to Pay Property Tax in Bangalore?

There are two main ways to pay property taxes in Bengaluru. The first is the manual method and the second is the online method of tax payment.

To pay the property tax the manual way, you will need to fill out all the applicable forms and take them to the authorised centers to pay the tax. The tax can be paid via card or demand draft at these centers. These centers are:

  • Bangalore 1 centre
  • ARO offices

There are some banks also that have been authorised to collect the tax.

These banks are:

  • Canara Bank
  • Corporation Bank
  • HDFC Bank
  • IDBI Bank
  • Induslnd Bank
  • Indian Overseas Bank
  • Kotak Mahindra Bank
  • Yes Bank
  • ING Vysya Bank

BBMP Property Tax Online Payment:

To pay the tax online, all you need is your old and new PID numbers or the base application number. Once you have these details, you can go to the BBMP site and enter them to retrieve the details of the tax due on the property and instruction for paying it online.

BBMP Property Tax Receipt:

The tax receipt issued by the BBMP (Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagar Palike) will contain all the details about the payment. These details include the application number, payment location, the assessment year, the tax payable, the cess applicable, the total tax payable, any advances paid etc.

If the payment is made via cash, demand draft or credit/debit cards then the receipt will be issued immediately. If it is made online then the receipt will be issued as a soft copy which can be saved and printed out at a later date.

News About BBMP Tax

  • Bengaluru’s latest property tax collection data

    Data from the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) shows that property tax collected over the last 3 years from 198 wards was Rs.5,430 crore. In 2018-2019, the collection was Rs.1,926 crore. Out of this, Bellandur, which occupies just 3.6% of the total area covered by BBMP, contributed more than 5% with Rs.103 crore. Almost 50% of the total property tax collection over the three-year period, Rs.2,729 crore, was contributed by the top 34 wards. Rs.1,012 crore, which is 18.6% of the total tax, was contributed by the top 5 wards. This include Bellandur (ward 150), Shanthala Nagar (ward 111), Thanisandra (ward 6), Doddanekkundi (ward 85), and Garudacharpalya (ward 82). Bellandur collected Rs.282 crore, Shanthala Nagar 239 crore, Thanisandra 197 crore, Doddanekkundi 168 crore, and Garudacharpalya 126 crore. In the past three years, the Mahadevapura Assembly constituency wards collected Rs.887 crore while Mahadevapura BBMP zone collected Rs.1072 crore. In terms of the number of applications for tax, the top three wards were Horamavu with 97,459 applications, Begur with 81,144 applications, and Bellandur with Rs.82,081 applications. The top wards all have IT parks, corporates, and residential complexes. The top contributors are also from the peripheral areas of Bengaluru which has seen phenomenal growth in recent years, especially in the south-eastern and eastern areas.

    15 February 2019

  • BBMP Receives Brickbats For High Property Tax in Latest Budget

    The BBMP budget evoked mixed emotions, with some lauding the higher property tax target, while others vehemently opposed it. The high target of Rs.3,723.25 crore that was set in the budget is an attempt by the body to start streamlining its finances.

    According to some urban planners, the administrative body should consider setting up some mechanism to regulate and identify properties, similar to the current Aadhaar system. In this way, there will be greater transparency with regard to declaration of property size and the relevant tax to be paid by property owners.

    26 March 2017

  • BBMP to heavily penalize property tax defaulters

    Taxpayers who have provided false information with regards to their property will have to file revised returns before January 14th or face a hefty fine. MK Gunashekar, the chairman of Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike said that tax defaulters will be heavily penalised. The BBMP officials will conduct a manual survey of the properties to verify the details provided by the taxpayers. Keeping with the self-assessment scheme, BBMP has given taxpayers a month’s time to file revised returns. BBMP is expected to re-survey tech parks, malls, and industries as they suspect big establishments of furnishing inaccurate information to reduce property tax.

    17 January 2017

  • Large Properties to be Re-Audited by BBMP

    Large properties such as tech parks and malls will be re-audited by the BBMP for assessment of property tax. Within a period of 2 months, survey of large properties will be completed as per the plan. The BBMP has planned on conducting surveys of 51 malls, 4,406 apartments, 77 tech parks and 4834 industrial units. BBMP hopes to discover cases of tax evasion and under declaration. The cross-verification process is mandatory as per SAS for Property Tax.

    22 November 2016

  • BBMP accepting demonetized notes till 24th November

    The Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) issued a circular on Wednesday to inform citizens that it will be accepting the demonetized Rs.500 and Rs.1,000 currency notes till November 24th for the payment of BBMP related statutory payments, such as, property tax, building plan approval, hoarding tax, advertisement tax, etc. This circular comes in light of a notice by the Ministry of Finance on November 14th, which extended the date of making payments to state and central bodies till November 24th.

    22 November 2016

  • Development Minister suggests BBMP to outsource tax collection

    Development Minister in Karnataka, K J George has suggested the BBMP to look into the possibility of outsourcing the tax collection process to a third party. The idea is to make the process as holistic and effective as possible. The minister also asked authorities to ban paper posters and to encourage flexes and hoardings so that the face of the public places does not get ruined. He has also asked authorities to be more vigilant during night when cases of offenders sticking posters on public property are recorded the most.

    23 October 2016

  • 20K defaulters owe Rs.965 Crores to BBMP

    Around 20,000 tax payers owe an approximate total of Rs.965 Crore to the BBMP. BBMP spokesperson said that the amount includes both penalty as well as arrears. Options to outsource the tax collection procedure are also being explored so that the civic body can maximize tax collection. For tax collection through advertising, the idea is to file criminal charges against people who advertise illegally. Another idea is to select and reserve special advertising spaces for Kannada films as well as political parties.

    23 October 2016

  • Zero Percent Interest to be Paid as Penalty For Property Tax Payment to BBMP

    For those people who own properties in the city of Bengaluru and have not paid their BBMP property tax in the 1st term can pay it in December, without having to pay any interest on the sum. The 2 percent interest charged for every month post period of rebate was done has been removed to encourage people to pay up their liabilities in property tax, in the city.

    Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) was able to collect over Rs 1,555 crore in property tax, in the first terms and target around Rs 1,500 crore for the 2nd term. Based on the Karnataka Municipal Act, people who need to pay property taxes to the BBMP can do so in 2 installments, one before May 30, and for the second term by November 29 for each financial year. There is also the option to pay the charges in one installment as well, for the whole year.

    4 October 2016

  • PID Info to be released by BBMP before August 15

    The BBMP (Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike) is aiming to put Property Identification Details (PID) on the basis of GIS and make it accessible for the masses by this Independence Day as strictly directed by Mr. N Manjunatha Prasad, Commissioner of BBMP. Facts regarding 16.09 lacs possessions, such as tax, plot dimension, net area etc., will be released for public inspection on the Palike online portal. A unique identification number is allotted to each property. Once the information goes public, they will invite public feedback, based on which the validation will be done.

    8 August 2016

  • BBMP looks for a way to appraise Property Tax Records from this Fiscal

    Bangalore Municipal Corporation will complete auditing their property tax books for the first time to zero down on the tax evasions and make the accruement of tax failsafe. Prior to the digitalization of property tax collection, the entire process was done manually. Property tax revenues have never been appraised in manual collection. People only receive receipts for upfront payments; but whether they made their way to the BBMP's nodal was not monitored. It was BBMP Special Commissioner (Revenue Department) Ms. V Rashmi, who insisted on a separate audit to once and for all clean up the structure.

    13 July 2016

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