NBR aims to fetch Tk 3,000 cr from upcoming tax fair

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13th November, 2019 01:21:28 printer

NBR aims to fetch Tk 3,000 cr from upcoming tax fair

Chairman of the National Board of Revenue (NBR) Md Mosharraf Hossain Bhuiyan on Tuesday said they have set a target to collect Tk 3,000 crore as revenue during the upcoming tax fair.

“The NBR is going to organise its annual Income Tax Fair across the country beginning on November 14 aiming to facilitate taxpayers. We hope we can serve 4 lakh new taxpayers during the fair,” he said while speaking at a press conference at its auditorium in the city.

In the capital, the weeklong fair will be held at the Officers’ Club and continue till November 20, while the fairs at the district level will be held for 3-4 days.

“We have been arranging the tax fair since 2010 getting a good response from taxpayers. Income tax collection was around Tk 2,400 crore in the last year’s fair,” the NBR chairman said.

He said there is no alternative but to strengthen the activities of revenue collection to achieve the SDGs by 2030 and the status of a developed country by 2041. “So, we want people to come forward to pay tax spontaneously.”

Mosharraf said they will provide awards to the highest taxpayers this year too.