Petition to Karnataka's CM to put an end to harassment being faced by lakhs of citizens of Bengaluru due to mismanagement of property tax collection

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APPEAL TO HON’BLE CHIEF MINISTER TO DIRECT BBMP TO WITHDRAW PROPERTY TAX NOTICES ISSUED TO HONEST & LAW-ABIDING CITIZENS

To,

Hon’ble Chief Minister,
Government of Karnataka.

Dear Sir,

Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) has recently started serving notices to tens of thousands of property owners claiming that they have underpaid their property tax for the last 5 years. These notices are carrying a demand running into tens of thousands of rupees to even lakhs of rupees. These notices are based on a Zonal Reclassification that was apparently done by BBMP in 2016.

I would like to humbly submit that this is purely harassment of innocent citizens, for the following reasons –

  1. There was no publicity done in 2016 or subsequently, when this Zonal Reclassification was done by BBMP, which means majority of the citizens are unaware of this change.
  2. At the time of paying property tax, whether online or at a center, there was no message or alert posted to the citizens about the reclassification.
  3. In the online portal for paying property tax, there was no provision to change the details for the last few years and only recently, has such a provision been introduced in the portal.
  4. If BBMP had issued notices in the same year to the property tax payers about underpayment, people would have made the change then itself and started making the revised payments.
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Almost 1 lakh notices have been erroneously served to the citizens of Bengaluru. Lakhs more will be served in the coming days. You could be next, if you haven't already been served one! Be a proactive citizen today and sign this petition to stand alongside us in the fight to eliminate misgovernance.

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