The High Court of Karnataka disposed of a Public Interest litigation challenging Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagar Palike earlier collection of property tax. Chief Justice SK Mukherjee asked the commissioner to acknowledge within 3 month the representation to be filled by a Bengaluru based society, Bharatha Surachana Mandala.
The appellant demanded that property tax depends on the system of the building and its acceptance and any cut because of changes will have to be verified by the ARO of that sub division and then only tax can be collected by Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagar Palike. Appellant’s points: The process of collecting advance property tax in present is no scientific ….Genuine honest citizens are disturbed because of paying worthless / inappropriate tax.
The appellants claimed that they have to visit BBMP offices so many times and need to go through managerial procedures that can led to corruption for defending refund.