Saturday, 29 January, 2022
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TK 32.72cr income taxes collected in Rangpur zone

Taxes zone Rangpur has collected Taka 32.72 crore income taxes during the month-long 'Income Tax Return Receipt and Tax Information Services 2021' that ended here on Tuesday night.

Officials said the collected amount of Taka 32.72 crore during the month long services is higher by over Taka nine crore against Taka 23 crore collected last time in the zone.

Talking to BSS, Tax Commissioner for the Zone Abu Hannan Delwar Hossain said 85,386 taxpayers have submitted returns alongside paying Taka 32.72 crore as income taxes this time.

A record number of 2,50,072 taxpayers have taken various services from income tax officials in a tax-friendly environment during the month-long services.

Some 50,800 taxpayers have paid income taxes through automated challen (a-challen), 5,250 through pay-order and 500 taxpayers through normal challen during the period.

Besides, 6,225 taxpayers have submitted e-returns using digitised online facilities and 13,772 more taxpayers submitted prayers online or offline during the time for time extension to pay income taxes in the zone.

"In addition, we received returns from taxpayers and instantly provided acknowledgement receipts, arranged mobile banking facilities for paying income taxes, provided booklets, assistance and helped taxpayers in filing e-returns," Hossain said.

Taxpayers like females, senior citizens, freedom fighters, physically disabled citizens, transgender citizens were provided special services at special booths.

Besides, special booths were arranged for the income tax lawyers to assist the taxpayers in filling their income tax returns and paying income taxes easily.

"We provided services to taxpayers abiding by the health directives, ensured wearing face masks and hand sanitisers for them at the entrances of all booths," he added.

Hossain said a target of collecting Taka 850-crore income taxes as revenue has been fixed for the current 2021-2022 FY for Taxes Zone-Rangpur.

"Despite the Covid-19 pandemic, Taxes Zone-Rangpur collected Taka 779 crore as income taxes exceeding the fixed target of Taka 760 crore by 19 crore or 2.50 percent during the last 2020-2021 FY," he added.