Dhaka South City Corporation (DSCC) and Dhaka North City Corporation (DNCC) have a total of Tk2,307,494,297 overdue holding tax from individual house owners.
Local Government and Rural Development (LGRD) Minister Khandker Mosharraf Hossain made the statement in the parliament on Monday.
“There is no house without holding number under the DSCC and DNCC,” he said while responding to a starred question from treasury bench member AKM Rahmatullah, lawmaker of Dhaka 11.
The minister informed that there was no scope for imposing holding tax on under construction houses and realizing tax from them, adding: “The city corporations usually initiate imposition of holding tax and realize it after construction of the apartment/flat.”
He said the DSCC had an overdue holding tax of Tk737,494,297 from individual house owners having number.
The DNCC had overdue holding tax of Tk157 crore from individual house owners, he added.