The Dhaka North City Corporation (DNCC) inspected 1,194 holdings and 606 business institutions on Thursday, on the third day of its month-long drive to increase its tax net.
Of these, 83 holdings were found without any prior tax assessment. Besides, 204 holdings have assessed their taxes earlier, but later the holdings have been expanded.
The extended holdings and those which have no tax assessment before will be brought under the tax net.
Further, 24 among the 606 businesses inspected on the day, did not renew their licence, while 337 were found to be unlicenced.
Some 2,676 houses, installations and establishments have been inspected so far in the revenue collection drive that started last Tuesday.
Among them, 206 were found without holding tax assessment, and 477 have their building extension.
It is to be noted that the DNCC has adopted a plan to increase its tax net without increasing the tax rate to achieve financial self-reliance.
The financial reliance will help the DNCC to reach civic amenities and development activities to the doorsteps of the people.
The month-long drive has been underway in Mirpur (Region-2) and Karwan Bazar (Region-5) from September 1. The drive will be conducted later in the other areas of the city corporation.
The primary goal of this drive is to increase the scope of taxes; including the excluded holding or institutions to taxation; increase the involvement of ward councilors in the revenue department activities; ensuring transparency and accountability in the activities of the revenue department; and encourage the public to pay municipality taxes.