BBMP sends notices to property tax defaulters – The New Indian Express

By Express press service

BENGALURU: After a meeting with government officials and BBMP Chief Commissioner Gaurav Gupta, the Yelahanka area team carried out inspections on Tuesday and slapped notices to defaulters. Staff members stuck notices on the doors of three large businesses and issued seizure warrants if tax assessments were not paid. According to a statement, the three listed companies are Royal Grand Banquet Hall, Manyata Tech Park and Reva University.

The inspection campaign was led by joint area commissioner Yelahanka. According to an official statement, the team inspected nine blocks of Manyata Tech Park, inspected the properties and compared them to the details of the tax documents. They said they found discrepancies in the self-declaration. Manyata Tech Park was expected to pay a total amount of Rs 1,01,38,87,611 but had paid Rs 28,67,97,434 and Rs 72,70,90,177 was pending.

The same was true for the Royal Grand Convention Hall, which had taxes pending since 2012-13. According to the officials, the total tax payable is Rs 70,68,930 but so far Rs 9 lakh has been paid by check which had also bounced.

Regarding the Reva institute in Jakkur ward, Kattigenahalli village, khata number 101, the officials said that the property tax has not been cleared since 2018-2019 and the institute has provided details incorrect on the dimensions of the property. Against the total fee amount of Rs 72,70,90,177, the institute had paid Rs 70,68,930 and Rs 16,95,64,078 was pending.

Reacting to the notice, Reva University Vice Chancellor Dhananjay M said BBMP officials did not meet with them but posted the notice outside their door and left. He said the copy of the BBMP notice was only received on Monday and they were filing an appeal for assessment, asking for time. He added that the university has not been closed and physics classes were to start from Thursday.

Penny D. Jackson