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DSCC conducts drive at Gonoshasthaya Nagar Hospital for non-payment of holding taxes since 1998-99

DSCC conducts drive at Gonoshasthaya Nagar Hospital for non-payment of holding taxes since 1998-99

A team of Dhaka South City Corporation (DSCC) has conducted a drive at Gonoshasthaya Nagar Hospital as it has not paid the holding tax since the fiscal year 1998-99.

Holding tax is nothing but property tax paid to the local civic body annually.

A team led by DSCC Property Officer and Executive Magistrate Muniruzzaman conducted the drive to seal the hospital on Wednesday as it did not pay the holding tax dues of 24 years despite repeated notices.

This hospital has not paid DSCC the holding tax dues of Tk2.4 crore for 24 years, the civic body said in a release.

"Despite many notices and reminders for over a year, the hospital authorities failed to respond," said Muniruzzaman.

"However, during the drive, the hospital authorities paid Tk10 lakh initially and promised to pay the remaining dues after  consultation with the mayor," he added.