Saturday, 27 November, 2021

NBR to organise month-long tax support service from Nov 1

NBR to organise month-long tax support service from Nov 1

No tax fair this year. Instead, the National Board of Revenue (NBR) will organize a nationwide special support service to help taxpayers submit their income tax returns from November 1 to 30.

NBR Chairman Abu Hena Md Rahmtul Muneem on Tuesday revealed this at a press conference at the NBR building in the capital, reports UNB.

He said 649 tax circles of 31 tax regions will arrange the special support service so that tax submission-related necessary support could be made available for people at one spot in a festive mood.

The NBR head said their support centres will also help new taxpayers have e-TIN registration and re-registration.

In the website of each tax region, return forms, poripotra, filling-out instructions, video tutorial and other related documents will be made available, he said.

The tax region-4 of Dhaka will organize the support service for government officials at the Bangladesh Secretariat and Dhaka Officers’ Club from November 1 to 14 so that they can submit their tax returns during their duty hours, Muneem said.

For the defence service officials, he said, the support centre would be operated from November 09 to 10 at Sena Malancha of Dhaka Cantonment.

The NBR will organize a tax card award ceremony on November 24 to honour 141 highest taxpayers at the national level and 525 others at city corporation and district levels.

Meanwhile, the online return submission opened for taxpayers on October 10 which is a very easy and user-friendly one, Muneem said.

Taxpayers can collect tax certificates by submitting e-returns through the NBR-developed online tax return submission portal, he added.

So far, some 6.90 lakh people have taken e-TINs, showing 26 percent growth compared to the last fiscal year, the NBR chairman said replying to a query at the press conference.

In the current fiscal year, over 4 lakh people have taken e-TINs so far and the number was 13 lakh in the fiscal year 2020-21.

Though the number of e-TIN holders is increasing, the tax return submission is not satisfactory yet. In the last fiscal year, around 24 lakh people only submitted their tax returns.

Muneem urged the young professionals to pay tax using the online system as it is hassle free.

The government fixed its revenue collection target at Tk3,89,000 crore for the fiscal year 2021-22. Out of this, Tk3,30,000 crore will be collected through the NBR, officials said.