Mongla Port Authority has paid Tk 29.18 crore (Tk 291.8 million) taxes on its profit in 2018-19 fiscal at the income tax fair at Khulna Divisional Mohila Krira Complex in Khulna on Tuesday.
Mongla Port Authority Chairman Rear Admiral M Mozammel Haque handed over the cheque on behalf of port authority to the Commissioner of Khulna Income Tax Zone Proshanta Kumar Roy.Mongla Port Authority Member (Finance) Yasmin Afsana, Chief Finance and Accounts Officer Md Siddiqur Rahman and Secretary of the Port Ohiuddin Chowdhury were also present on the occasion.
In 2018-19 fiscal, Mongla Port Authority has earned its highest ever profit of Tk 133.61 crore. The port authority earned Tk 109 crore in the previous fiscal 2017-18.
Of the income tax of Tk 33 crore over the profit, the port authority paid Tk 29.18 crore through cheque and rest amount was paid through source at tax.
Besides, Mongla Port Authority posted Tk 450 crore to the government exchequer which was realised from the port users during 2018-19 fiscal which was Tk 400 crore in previous fiscal.