An ex ante Assessment of Property/Wealth Tax in Bangladesh

Research Team: Sajjad Zohir, Motiar Rahman, Mohammad Arefin Kamal, Anik Ashraf, Nabil Ahmed

Sponsored By: London School of Economics and Political Science/IGC-Bangladesh Growth Research Program (BGRP)

It reviewed practices in several countries and summarized the state of information available to authorities for assessing property/wealth tax. Furthermore, the study evaluated the likely impact of imposing property tax in Bangladesh.

Beside analytical review, the study included a survey of properties in Dhaka covering 2000 households and commercial properties spread over several neighborhoods in the city.