The National Board of Revenue (NBR) honoured renowned businessman and social worker Kaus Mia as the best taxpayer of ‘Mujib Borsho’ at its headquarters in the city on Friday.
Kaus Mia, owner of Hakimpuri Jarda, has been selected as the sole top taxpayer of Mujib Borsho for depositing the right amount of tax to the government treasury.NBR Chairman Abu Hena Md Rahmatul Muneem handed over the honour letter and flowers to Kaus Mia at a ceremony at the NBR conference room.
While addressing the function, NBR Chairman Muneem said Kaus Mia has been paying taxes out of his sense of responsibility and commitment.
In response, Kaus Mia said he had never been so delighted like today in his 71 years of career as a businessman. Thanking the government for the honour, the 90-year-old businessman based in old Dhaka said his honesty has taken him to his present position.
He has been paying taxes since 1958 and topping the list of highest taxpayers since the tax authority introduced tax cards in fiscal 2010-11 in a bid to motivate people. The NBR has honoured Kaus with 14 awards over the year and his family got recognition of ‘Kar Bahadur’ in fiscal 2016-17.