It is that time of year when we have to pay the property tax for the current year. There are two different types - White (Form IV) in bilingual, and Blue (Form V)

For the properties, where there is no change in any field - either in category (residential / non-residential), dimensions (any addition / deletion to the structure) or usage (tenanted / self-occupied) one has to use the white form (Form.IV). Unlike previous years, the Form IV has already reached all the help centres this time.

Pic: Shreyas B K

The block period for this term came to an end officially last year. But for our luck, an unofficial extension has been granted for one more year, though there was a proposal to adopt a new zonal classification of areas without change in the tariff.

This year you find a new column on the top left hand side of the application for entering the PID number, the official identity of your property. You have to write both old and new PID numbers. The old PID number is available, entered by you on your previous year's application. The new PID number is available in the receipt issued against your payment printed in bold letters under the column ‘New PID No.'

Remember:

  • 5 % rebate is not applicable on SWM Cess.
  • Payment below Rs.1000/- (Including SWM cess) can be paid by cash. There is a relief in the issue of RECEIPTS FOR CHEQUE PAYMENT, if the amount does not exceed Rs.10000/-. It will be issued immediately and for amounts exceeding Rs.10001/-, it will be issued only after realisation of the cheque (takes up to one month), but acknowledgement will be given immediately. You can also obtain the receipt by submitting the copy of the bank statement or pass book with the debit entry of the cheque through which payment has been made.

Keep handy the photo copies of form I / II / III (Submitted for the year 2008-09), form IV (Submitted for the year 2012-13) OR the forms submitted for revision, if any and the relevant receipts.

Part I

Enter the personal details in Part I as you did last year. Column 4 has been clubbed with column 3 this time. There is a new information - the number of electricity and water connections sought - under column 4. Information on having a bore well at your property has also been sought this year. Fill in the RR Nos. of both the installations, i.e, both electricity meter and water meter numbers.. If you have multiple installations, fill in just one. Regarding the bore well, you just have to tick the relevant box.

In case of apartments / flats where there is only one water installation, all the returns will have to mention the same installation number.

Enter the ward number and name of the ward as filled in the form for 2012-13.

Part II

On Part II, fill the details of the tax paid according to the year 2012-13 with receipt number and date of payment, in column 08 (a-e). If revised submission has been done, fill according to it.

If you are paying tax during the 5% rebate period, i.e, up to 30-04-13, fill column 09 and draw a line across column 10. However, request for extension of this is underway, which might be considered favourably. If you are paying after the rebate period or in instalments, fill details in column 10 and draw a line across column 09.

Now coming to the section ‘Solid Waste Management Cess', write your application number on boxes provided on right hand top, and Part 1 consisting of property details as furnished in Form IV, part I (Page 1), with the new PID no.

Refer to your form of 2008-09 (Column 6) or revised one, if any, to the column of ‘BUILT-UP AREA' and various uses, and fill in accordingly, on ‘ PLINTH AREA' column.

Refer to the tariff on page no.2 (reverse of the form - unchanged) and fill in the ‘RATE PER MONTH' column.

Accordingly, calculate the area multiplied by rate multiplied by 12 / 06 for FULL / HALF year and enter in the ‘SWM CESS PAYABLE" column. (Note: The total column refers only to the area and cess amount)

Coming to PAYMENT PARTICULARS on page 2 of form IV, fill in the cheque details, if paid by cheque, If paid by credit or debit card, fill the details of card and the amount of Property tax + SWM cess separately and the total of the two in the respective columns and affix your signature.

Fill in the ACKNOWLEDGEMENT, on page 4 with the single amount (not as filled on page 2). Staple the SWM cess form to the first sheet of form IV and present it at your respective collection center.

To use the online payment system, please log on to http//www.bbmp.gov.in and follow instructions appearing there.