Pay property tax by credit or debit card

BANGALORE: This year, you can just swipe your credit or debit card, at no extra charge, with the city corporation finally implementing its long-planned cashless transaction for one of its regular revenue sources.
According to BBMP officials, the increasing number of bouncing cheques was also a reason to introduce this new method. All revenue collection centres (BBMP One centres and ARO offices) across the city will be equipped with the new swiping machines by Friday.
April 30 is the last day to avail the 5% rebate on full payment of tax for 2011-12. From this year, property owners will also have to fill a separate application form for payment of garbage cess. The applications will be made available at all tax counters. Taxpayers this year can heave a sigh of relief that the corporation will not be going ahead with the 15% revision, as per the revised Self Assessment Scheme rulebook. The exact estimate for property tax collection is yet to be made, but on a rough estimate, collection figures cross Rs 1,100 crore as revenue for the year.
CALENDAR FOR 2011-12
-April 1: Tax collection for 2011-12 begins
April 30-Last day to pay full tax and avail 5% rebate
May 30-Deadline to pay first half-year installment or full (without penalty or rebate)
Nov 29-Deadline for second installment without penalty (2% of tax amount for every month).
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