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f you are planning to sell a property, the documents are very important.

They will probably be first scrutinised by the prospective buyer before even looking at the property. The buyer will insist on checking the original documents before finalising the deal. These are the documents you need to have in order: Letter of allotment The letter that confers allotment of the property to you from the relevant society or authority is a primary document you need to have in order. Sale deed The original conveyance or sale deed from the previous owners of the property is needed. If you have lodged the original deed for registration with the registrar, you need to provide a copy of the conveyance deed or sale deed along with a photocopy of the receipt from the subregistrar where the documents have been lodged for registration. This traces the ownership of the property. Missing documents in this chain can raise a red flag. A property with clear documentation and title commands a higher price in the market. The chain of previous agreements with past owners in original with original receipts of registration or the original letter of allotment issued to the first owner by the development authority is important. Sanctioned plan A copy of the approved building plan and occupation certificate issued by the competent authority is another relevant document. Society documents Permission to transfer the property has to be obtained from a competent authority -development authority or society signifying your ownership. Original stamped receipts of payments made by the previous and present sellers to the builder or the development authority has to be made available. A copy of the share certificate issued by the society in your favour indicating your membership in the society is a relevant document. A NOC from the CHS certifying that the society has no objection to transferring the share certificate in favour of the potential purchaser is needed if applicable. You also need to produce a certificate from the society certifying that you have no outstanding payments to the society. The societys membership transfer form for transfer of ownership needs to be filled and signed. Encumbrance certificate The encumbrance certificate is used in property transactions as an evidence of free title. When buying an apartment, land or house, it is important to confirm that the land or property does not

have any legal dues. A prospective home buyer must ensure that the property he intends to purchase has a clear and marketable title. Sale agreement Once the documentation is cleared, the parties can then enter into an agreement to sell and confirm the terms and conditions. After this, they can start preparing the sale deed. Agreement to sell precedes execution of a sale deed. The subsequent sale deed is based on the agreement to sell. This agreement is also signed and executed by the seller and buyer on a non-judicial stamp paper. As such, it has legal value and can be produced as evidence. An agreement to sell is a base document on which the sale deed is drafted. Every document of transfer of property by sale is preceded by an agreement to sell. It spells out in clear-cut terms the conditions under which the seller is intending to sell the property and the terms and conditions under which the buyer is intending to purchase it. Source: Times Property in The Times of India, Hyderabad Written by Hariprakash Agrawal Wednesday, 28 January 2009 00:00 User Rating: Poor / 175 Best

Few of us might feel that being a common man, we cannot do anything against corruption, but here is a small opportunity to fight against corruption. One can also get useful information on Khata Registration. Kudos to a team which worked together and achieved Khata Registration at Bangalore where bribe takers (I don't call them officials because it is a reputed word for honest officers) are blooming. The team involved few Suncityites, Vidyasagar, Harshad, Sanjeev Suman, Renjith Chitharanajan and Dayanand (FYI, Suncity Apartments has >1150 flats near Sarjapur Junction, Bangalore) who struggled/fought for 4 months to get their khata registration while it should not take more than 1 month provided we have officials. Lets get to the topic. What is Khata? Khata is the recording of one's property in the books of the Government (here BBMP). When one registers Sale Deed with the BDA, it is just an agreement between the seller and the buyer but when the Khata (of the property) is registered/transferred to one's name, it means the property is in the current owner's name in the government books. This also identifies the person / persons (on whose names the Khata is registered or transferred) who are primarily responsible for paying the tax. For new flats, the type of Khata is called Khata Registration, since one has purchased the flat from a builder and the Khata would be generated/created for the first time. If one has bought a pre-owned flat, it would be classified as Khata Transfer. Khata registration is also a process

which identifies the value of the property and guidance for calculation of the tax every year thereon. How many days are required for Khata Registration? 7 working days if property belongs to: 1. BDA / Karnataka Housing Board Layouts 2. If Existing Khata is registered with BBMP 30 working days if property belongs to: 1. 2. 3. 4. BDA approved areas Apartments ( new Khata is created ) Merging and Bifurcating of Khatas Gramthana and Revenue sites

What are the necessary documents to be submitted along with the Khata Registration form? As of the date of writing this document (Republic Day, 26-Jan-2009) here are the list of documents: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. Current khata document (which is the existing Khata) BDA Approved plan Notarized copy of the Sale Deed Encumbrance Certificate (for last 5 years) Any other documents (subject to RTI as mentioned in References section link 3)

One can also file an RTI to BBMP commissioner seeking clarification on documents required for the Khata registration/transfer. Typical Template for information purpose can be accessed here. What is RTI? RTI - Right to Information Act. Passed by the Govt of India allows an Indian Citizen to access any government information which falls under the public domain purview. All information related to National Security and deemed sensitive do not fall under RTI Act. In our view, this is the most powerful tool to create transparency in Government work. In absence of transparency, corruption breeds. One can obtain any government information pertaining to self or the general public. This can be done by filing an RTI Application to the concerned authority (See references section). There is neither specified format nor any special skill to write an RTI application. It can be written in plain English. Procedure to Register Khata :

1. Obtain the Encumbrance Certificate (EC): File for an EC at any BDA office. The fee is usually 55 Rs only. One has to carry a copy of the Sale Deed along with. The EC is handed in 4-6 working days. 2. Obtain Notarized copy of the sale deed: Near to BDA office, one can also find many notaries who does this work and charges reasonable fee. Entire Sale deed is notarized anywhere between Rs 80 100. Agents normally charge Rs 5-10 per page which comes to 200 Rs or above. 3. Obtain Current khata from builder or earlier owner 4. Purchase a Khata transfer / Registration form available at any BBMP office e.g. Bommanahalli, Belandur BBMP office. Its value is Rs 10 and generally sold at the same value. 5. Obtain copy of BDA approved plan (available with builder or one should get it at the time of booking the flat or registering the flat). 6. Fill the Khata Registration form (very simple and easy) 7. Submit the Filled Khata Registration form at the BBMP office (for Suncity, it is in Belandur). Most important point to remember is to obtain the sealed acknowledgment after submitting. The acknowledgment is one of the sheets in the Khata Registration / Transfer form. (Note : Refuse to pay any bribe while submitting the form. The bribe could be Rs 50 for issuing acknowledgment to Rs 10,000 for doing the Khata work. Dont be nervous, over the next pages, we will inform how can one be safe by refusing to pay the bribe and still get the Khata registered.) 8. Once acknowledgment is issued, Please visit the BBMP office and ask for a status of the Khata Registration application. Dont be cowed down by demands for different documents to be submitted. Any documents demanded by the BBMP office, over and above those listed above, and validated by the RTI is illegal to ask and just a means to harass you and tire you down. Challenge the BBMP officers. (Ex : They asked us BDA NOC for Khata Registration, which is not required. The officer mentioned receiving a circular from BBMP commissioner which requires us to submit BDA NOC. We asked for a copy of the circular and he kept quiet). 9. Visit the BBMP office once every 15 days just to do your part of the duty. Dont be bothered whether they are doing the work. Do this activity for about 1.5 to 2 months, thus making 3-4 formal visits during this duration. 10. After 2 months if there is still no activity then file the RTI to seek information on status of khata registration. Typical Template for information purpose can be accessed here. 11. If everything has gone smooth (after Step 7) then heres how the actual procedure works. 12. The BBMP Revenue Incharge and Assistant Revenue Officer personally visits the property to assess the property. Please note that if the property is assessed as commercial read as 'Rented Out' the property tax is twice the normal property tax. 13. After the property is assessed BBMP formally communicates this mentioning the property dimensions (in sq feet), its value as per BBMP assessment and the tax liability thereon. One is also provided with a notice mentioning the same and informing you to pay the Khata Registration fee - 2% of the property values as Khata Registration fee (this is 2% of the value mentioned in the Sale deed). 14. Once you pay the Khata Registration fee, in about 1-2 weeks, one receives the notice for paying the pending property tax. Without this the Khata Extract will not be issued in your

name. But if you have reached this point it means CONGRATS ! Khata has been technically registered on your name. 15. Once one has paid the Property Tax (difference amount in Property Tax in case you have already paid ) the Khata Extract is issued in the property's holder name. As we understand the official fee for issuing the Khata Extract is Rs 100. Thats all, friends. Khata Registration is done and if one has followed above mentioned steps, one can save anywhere between Rs 10,000 to Rs 25,000. Also one contributes majorly in fighting against Corruption. Go ahead, Give it a try. Also as a goodwill gesture, Please donate saved amount to any orphanage or an NGO, so that we can continue adding value and improve sense of community service.

8 points you must know about khata transfer


October 28th, 2011 Posted in Investments

Khata is an account maintained by BBMP which contains all the relevant details of a property viz. the name of property owner, size of the property, location and other land related details. Registration of property in Khata is important as it is required when you wish to sell the property, or apply for some business license or apply for a loan from banks. It is also required for filing your property tax. Sometimes, it may be necessary to transfer the ownership of a property to another person due to death of the owner, execution of will, sale of property or for giving away as a gift. There is an application form for Khata transfer which is almost like the form used for Khata registration. The Khata transfer application should accompany the following documents:

The Title Deed Khata details Tax Paid receipts Receipt of Improvement Charges paid NSC for Rs.200 Death Certificate of owner of property (in case of death) An Affidavit to prove that the applicants are the legal heirs of the property owner

Bifurcation of Khata A Khata can be split into one or more Khata and similarly, two or more Khata can be merged into one Khata, as the situation may demand. Such changes are called modification of Khata. The application form used for Khata registration can be used for bifurcation also. The following is the procedure for registration, modification and transfer of a Khata:

Point 1 Process of Khata Transfer Attested copy of Sale Deed An attested copy of Sale Deed should accompany your application form. The attestation can be done by a Notary at a nominal rate of approximately Rs.100 in Bangalore. Agents might charge you a hefty fees for this. Point 2 Process of Khata Transfer Application For Encumbrance Certificate An application form for Encumbrance Certificate (EC) is also to be submitted and this form is available with the concerned sub-registrar office. The EC form should accompany copy of Sale Deed. Usually, this certificate is issued in a weeks time. Point 3 Process of Khata Transfer Application form for Registration: As mentioned above, the same form can be used for Khata registration, modification or transfer. An application form for Khata Registration can be obtained from BBMP office or online by paying a fee of Rs.10. Point 4 Process of Khata Transfer Submission of Application The application form duly filled in with all relevant information should be submitted to the BBMP office along with all the documents. The acknowledgement form, which is part of the enclosures, should be obtained from BBMP as a proof of your submission. Point 5 Process of Khata Transfer Status of application It will take about 15 days to process your application. No documents other than those mentioned above, are required to be submitted. A Demand Note indicating the amount of Registration Fees to be paid will be issued in your favour. If you do not hear anything from BBMP within 2 months, you can file a RTI to know the status of your application. Point 6 Process of Khata Transfer Property Assessment

After submission of your application for Khata registration, the revenue officers of BBMP will visit your site for property evaluation and they will measure the plot. The details of assessment like the area, value of property and the tax imposed will be communicated to you by the BBMP officials. If it is assessed as Rented Out Property your tax liabilities are going to be double. Point 7 Process of Khata Transfer Payment Of Registration Fees The fee as mentioned on the Demand Note is to be paid to the revenue officer which is usually 2 per cent of the value shown in Sale Deed. You will be issued a stamped receipt. It will take at least 15 days to process your registration. Point 8 Process of Khata Transfer Final Registration After paying the registration fees, it takes about 1015 days time to receive a notification for paying the property tax assessed by them. Unless your tax liability is cleared, Khata extract will not be issued in your favo

Khata, as the name indicates, is an account that contains all the relevant details of a property viz. the name of property owner, the area and size of the property, location and other land related details. Registration of property in Khata is important, as it is required when you wish to sell your property, or apply for some license for business purposes or applying for a loan from any banks. It is also required for filing your property tax. The BBMP Bangalore has been insisting for registration of properties in Khata. Point 1 Khata Registration Application forms An application form for Khata Registration can be obtained from BBMP office or online by paying a fee of Rs.10. The form duly filled up, has to be submitted along with the following 5 documents: Sanction letter for building Title Clearance Certificate Betterment charges Receipt Receipt of latest Property Tax Paid A copy of Layout Plan Point 2 Khata Registration

Application Form for Encumbrance Certificate An application form for Encumbrance Certificate (EC) is also to be submitted and this form (Form No.22) is available with the concerned sub-registrar office. The fee for EC is Rs.35, which is valid for a period of 1 year. The EC form should accompany copy of Sale Deed. Usually, this certificate is issued in a couple of days. Point 3 Khata Registration Attestation Of Documents All the copies of the various supporting documents like Sale Deed, Form II and Possession Certificate (if you have them), GPA etc. should be got attested by a Notary. Also, remember to fill the pink and green forms. Point 4 Khata Registration Submission Procedure The application form along with the above-mentioned documents duly attested should be submitted to the local Assistant Revenue Officer (ARO Office). The pink form will be returned to you as an acknowledgement duly signed and stamped by the authorities. Point 5 Khata Registration Issue of Demand Note It will take about 15 days to process your application. You have to keep on enquiring till the Demand Note is issued in your favour. The amount of Registration Fees to be paid is indicated in the Demand Note. Point 6 Khata Registration Property Assessment After submission of your application for Khata registration, the revenue officers of BBMP will visit your site for property evaluation and they will measure the plot. The BBMP officials will communicate the details of assessment like the area, value of property and the tax imposed to you Point 7 Khata Registration Payment of Fees The administration fee as mentioned on the Demand Note is to be paid to the revenue officer, which is usually 2 per cent of the stamp paper value. You will be issued a stamped receipt.

It will take at least 15 days to process the Demand Note as the demand notes are issued in small lots of several applicants together. Therefore, some reasonable delay is anticipated. Point 8 Khata Registration Issue of Notification Once the notification is issued, check for the correctness of details mentioned therein like spelling mistakes, measurements and other relevant particulars. This Khata notification is to be submitted back to the ARO along with the requisite fee of Rs.25 for issue of Khata Certificate and Rs.100 towards Khata extract. Point 9 Khata Registration Final Registration After paying the registration fees, it takes about 1015 days time to receive a notification for paying the property tax assessed by them. Unless your tax liability is cleared, Khata extract will not be issued in your favour. The final word Khata Registration Khata registration can be done by you without approaching any broker or agent and there is no need to pay any bribe to any officials in BBMP. However, proper follow up may be necessary to speed up the matter. You can approach the concerned Revenue Officer for redressal of any grievances in this regard. Registration of property is one of the important aspects of buying a property. If you are buying a plot, make sure that you get the property registered in your name and collect the khata and get it registered. According to Section 114 of Karnataka Municipal Corporations Act 1976, you must apply for a new Khata within three months of you owning a property in BBMP area. In case a BBMP Khata exists in the name of the individual/s who sold you the property, you must apply for Khata transfer. In case, the property is divided following inheritance, you need to apply for Khata bifurcation. Process of Khata registration Where to submit Collect the Khata application forms which are available at all citizen service centres and offices of BBMP Submit the completed applications, along with the requisite fee and relevant documents, with the any of the BBMP citizen service centres. Process of Khata registration Number of days

For property located in BMP area and is in layouts which falls under Bangalore Development Authority (BDA) and Karnataka Housing Board (KHB), the application would be disposed of within seven working days. If it is in the new areas of BBMP or in Gram Thana or in an apartment complex, it would take 30 days. Process of Khata registration Registration Fee and Transfer Fee The fee for Khata registration and transfer is 2% of the stamp duty paid for the sale deed of the property. In case of registration of a new Khata, the owner has to declare property tax under the self-assessment scheme (SAS) and pay an additional amount as betterment charges. Betterment charges are Rs100 per square yard of plot in case of property in old areas and Rs50 per square yard in case of new areas.
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A Khata vs B Khata Which is better


July 7th, 2011 Posted in Real Estate

Shall I buy a plot, which has B Khata? Shall I buy a plot, which has A Khata? These are common questions by property buyers planning to buy a property. What is a Khata? Let us now understand what is a A Khata and B Khata? B-khata is a mere document to collect taxes from residents for using civic facilities like roads and drains. B-khata is just a register maintained by the BBMP to collect taxes from the revenue property holders. B Khata is a temporary measure will allow you to buy or sell a site, but you will have problems if you want to construct on it. For getting building plan and Bank loan for construction, A Khata is necessary. A Khatha is an extension of B Khata and a more reliable document. Payment of betterment charges on a B Khata and up to date payment of property tax can convert a B Khata to an A Khata. Which is better A Khata or B Khata? A Khata is better than B Khata. If you are planning to buy a plot ensure that you receive a Khata from the seller. Always prefer A khata as it is considered as a pakka proof regarding the ownership of the plot. The buyer is eligible for a higher percentage of loans for an A Khata plot as against a B Khata plot. It is difficult to convert a B Khata plot to an A Khata as there are many conditions attached. . My suggestion is always go for an A Khata even if you have to pay premium on the plot

Document required for Khata registration


For applying Khata registration, you needed to enclose following documents along with registration form.

1. Documents required for property of land type- Revenue Pockets / BDA Reconveyed areas / Gramathana : i. Title deed (Reconveyed documents from BDA in case of BDA Reconveyed areas) ii. Tax paid receipts and Khatha details iii. Sketch of your property showing its boundaries and location of site iv. Improvement Charges v. National Saving Certificates for Rs.200/vi. Encumbrance certificate for vacant sites vii. Flow chart of title

2. Documents required for property of land type- BDA / KHB Layout


i. Title deed or Possession certificate ii. National Saving Certificates for Rs.200/iii. Encumbrance certificate for vacant sites iv. Flow chart of title. What is Khata Transfer? Khata transfer is required when the ownership of property is transferred from one person to another for any reason like sale of property, gift, will or in case of death of property owner and so on. The application for Khata transfer is same that for registration and the documents needed along with application are following: 1. Title deed 2. Tax paid receipts and Khata details 3. Paid up improvement charges receipt 4. National Saving Certificates for Rs.200/5. Death certificate of owner (in case of application due to death own property owner) 6. Affidavit declaring the applicants is legal heirs of the deceased khatedar.

Document required for Khata registration


For applying Khata registration, you needed to enclose following documents along with registration form. 1. Documents required for property of land type- Revenue Pockets / BDA Reconveyed areas / Gramathana : i. Title deed (Reconveyed documents from BDA in case of BDA Reconveyed areas) ii. Tax paid receipts and Khatha details iii. Sketch of your property showing its boundaries and location of site iv. Improvement Charges v. National Saving Certificates for Rs.200/vi. Encumbrance certificate for vacant sites vii. Flow chart of title

2. Documents required for property of land type- BDA / KHB Layout


i. Title deed or Possession certificate ii. National Saving Certificates for Rs.200/iii. Encumbrance certificate for vacant sites iv. Flow chart of title. What is Khata Transfer? Khata transfer is required when the ownership of property is transferred from one person to another for any reason like sale of property, gift, will or in case of death of property owner and so on. The application for Khata transfer is same that for registration and the documents needed along with application are following: 1. Title deed 2. Tax paid receipts and Khata details 3. Paid up improvement charges receipt 4. National Saving Certificates for Rs.200/5. Death certificate of owner (in case of application due to death own property owner) 6. Affidavit declaring the applicants is legal heirs of the deceased khatedar.
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Step by step guide to paying property tax


Read on for how to fill the tax form and pay your property tax. By D R Prakash 24 Feb 2009, Citizen Matters bookmark email print Here below is the simple, safe and sure declaration of paying property tax. 1. Purchase an application at the area Revenue office, priced at Rs.5/- one each for different properties (In case of more properties - one for each corporation number) 2. Purchase one Hand Book priced at Rs.20/3. Demand an Appendix to hand book (Zone Classifications) of your area. 4. Go through the same calmly and understand the columns.

5. Measure your property in British system (Feet / Inches) - Note down the dimensions. 6. Differentiate the area as per year of construction, if constructed at different periods. 7. Differentiate the area as per the usage - Residential / Non-residential etc. as well as Owner Occupied / Tenanted. 8. Keep your old receipt handy. 9. Keep the copy of the SAS filed in the year 2000 or later. (Do not bother if not available) - You will not be able to claim cap facility without this. Steps 5 to 7 may be got done by an architect / draftsman if necessary. (The Plan / Sketch will be useful for all future references) 10. Start filling the form as below:

Year of Assessment : 2008-09 PID No.: Refer to your old receipt and copy the same. The no. will be in three parts e.g. XX-XX-XXX. Personal details of name, occupation, age, et cetera to be filled. Address of the property as per the previous receipt. Postal address for correspondence, if different. Zonal Classifications - Refer to the Appendix bought and fill column 5. Tick the appropriate boxes in column 6a. Write the total area of Site and Built up areas as per your calculations OR given by architect / draftsman. Fill the number corresponding to the type of building as per construction & usage of classification - Residential & Non-residential (Category I to V for Residential and VI to XVIII for Non-residential) Fill in column 8 as per the assessment submitted in the year 2000 OR later (Leave it blank if not available) and the tax paid for the year 2007-08 in split form and the receipt no. in the appropriate column. Calculate the values and fill in column 10 & 11 as applicable. (Calculate depreciation for the completed years as on April 2008 for different portions constructed at different periods as per table given on page no.18 of the booklet)

Complete the computation table by calculating 5% rebate if paid in full before 31st March 2009. Prepare / arrange payment and fill in particulars of payment on page 6 of application, affix signature and date. Get the complete application photo-copied and preserve the copy in your file for future reference. Fill both the acknowledgements on pages 7 & 8 of the application before submitting and collect the acknowledgement of page 8 (Containing the application no.) duly signed by the officer receiving the application along with payment. Keep the acknowledgement safe till you receive the PROPER RECEIPT for your payment, then file the same for your record along with the copy of the application.

10% of the applications will be scrutinized and who knows, yours may be one among them! Hence, keep all the documents handy including your calculation sheet for future reference and file your objections if need be at the time of inspection. In case of inspection by the officers, please sign the check list in form VIII after getting full clarification to the observations made by the officer and in case of non-satisfactory clarification, sign the form with an endorsement to the same effect. It may be signed EITHER by the owner himself OR by the person occupying the premises. D R Prakash 24 Feb 2009 D R Prakash is a resident of Osborne Road, Ulsoor and president of the Osborne Road Area Resident's Welfare Association. Citizen Matters encourages citizen reporting. For more, see section on citizen journalism in our terms and conditions.

Guide to paying property tax 2011-12


A step by step guide to paying property tax to Bruhat Bangalore Mahanagar Palike, for the coming year 2011-12. You can pay at the BBMP citizen centres or online. By D R Prakash 14 Apr 2011, Citizen Matters bookmark email print

NOW that most of us have paid the taxes for the years 2008-09, 2009-10 & 2010-11 by filling the appropriate form and have come to the stage of paying the taxes for the current year. In the first year of the block period (2008-09), you would have used Form I (for properties with PID No.), Form II (for properties having only Khata Number) or Form III (for properties with neither PID nor Khata number). The block period has been officially extended to FIVE years and hence the current block consists of years from 2008-09 to 2012-13. Hence the depreciation allowed (calculated) during the year 2008-09 holds good upto the year 2012-13. This year too, like last year, there are two types of forms White (Form IV) and Blue (Form V). For the properties, where there is no change in any field either in CATEGORY (Residential / Non-Residential), or DIMENSIONS (Any addition / Deletion to the structure), USAGE (Tenanted / Self occupied) have to use the white Form IV. If any change, use Form V. The forms are now bilingual. Click here for sample forms. ONLINE PAYMENTS Online payment of property tax can be made here. BBMP allows you to pay online for 2011-12 for Form IV only, provided the previous years details are available online. You can also pay online using Form IV or Form V for 2009-10 and 2010-11, if the 2008-09 details are uploaded online. If your property details have not been uploaded, however you have paid and have the receipts, you will have to make a direct payment at the designated office. Online payments have the advantage that fields are automatically populated based on your last year's payments and you can pay by credit or debit cards. Of course there are quirky form behaviour, but you can redo the whole thing as long as your payment is not done. To pay online, you need the 2008-09 application no. or PID no. If you have 2009-10 number, you can "query search" to get the 2008-09 number, and proceed. Click here for FAQ on Property tax. It also has details about the SWM cess. This year, the new addition is the Solid Waste Management Cess, to be paid along with property tax. You need to fill one more page, an addition (printed in greenish colour ledger paper) to form IV & V. Keep handy the photo copies of form I (Submitted for the year 2008-09), form IV (Submitted for the year 2010-11) OR the forms submitted for revision, if any and the relevant receipts. PART I

Please enter the personal details in Part I as you did in previous years. There is an additional column for Special Notice Number, which has to be filled in case you have received any, from BBMP, either for Non-Payment, Wrong disclosure, Omissions / Alterations etc. Please copy the ward numbers and names, both old & new as filled in the form for 2010-11. PART II Fill the details of tax paid according to the year 2010-11 (If revised submission has been done, fill according to it) with receipt number & date of payment, in column 10. If you are paying tax during the 5% rebate period (Upto 30-04-11), fill column 11 and draw a line across column 12. If you are paying after the rebate period OR in instalments, fill details in column 12 and draw a line across column 11. See also: Guide to paying property tax 2010-11 & Guide to paying property tax 2009-10 SOLID WASTE MANAGEMENT CESS Now coming to the new section on cess section, write your application number right hand top boxes provided, and Part 1 consisting of property details as per furnished in Form IV, part I (Page 1). Refer to your form of 2008-09 (Column 6) OR revised one, if any, to the column of BUILT-UP AREA and different kind of uses, and fill in accordingly, on PLINTH AREA column. Refer to the tariff on page no.2 (Reverse of the form) 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). NOTE : 5 % rebate is not applicable on SWM Cess. Coming to PAYMENT PARTICULARS on page 3 of Form IV, fill in the amount of Property tax + SWM cess (Eg: YYYYY + ZZZZ = XXXXX) and fill in the cheque details, if you are paying by cheque. If you are paying by card (debit/credit card), fill the details of card and affix your signature. Fill both the ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS on page 4 with the split amount system (As filled on page 3). Staple the SWM Cess form to the first sheet of form IV and present it at your respective collection center. NOTE: Receipts for cheque payment will be issued only after realisation (upto one month) of the cheque, but acknowledgement will be given immediately. Relax till the next term.

D R Prakash 14 Apr 2011 D R Prakash is the founder-president of the Osborne Road Area Residents Welfare Association.
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