Monday, 24 January, 2022

National Income Tax Day today

National Income Tax Day today

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The 'National Income Tax Day-2021' will be observed today (Tuesday)  across the country aiming to create awareness among the people for payment of income tax regularly for the development of the country.

In observance of the day, the National Board of Revenue (NBR) will hold a seminar at its conference room at 11am today. Law, Justice and Parliamentary Affairs Minister Anisul Haque will attend the programme as the chief guest while FBCCI President Md Jasim Uddin will attend it as special guest, reports BSS.

The theme of this year's tax day is 'Mujib Barsher Angikar, Sabai Mile Debo Kar (Mujib year's commitment, we all will pay tax").President M Abdul Hamid and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today issued separate messages on the occasion, wishing a success of the day.

In their messages, the President and the Prime Minister greeted all officials and employees of the NBR and tax-paying individuals marking the income tax day.

"Income tax is not only major sources of internal resource collection, it is also a way of establishing economic and social justice in the society," President M Abdul Hamid in his message.

Bangladesh is moving forward to turn into a developed prosperous country through implementing Vision-2041 like the successful implementation of Vision 2021, he said, adding there is no alternative to mobilize domestic resources for implementing the Vision-2041.

Laying emphasis on creating awareness about payment of income tax, the President said if awareness about payment of income tax is created, it would not only help dispel fear about income tax, it would also flourish culture of income tax payment in the society.

He said the officials of the tax division have been delivering tax services relentlessly to enrich the state treasury amid the coronavirus pandemic which is appreciable.

As part of encouraging taxpayers to pay tax, the NBR has honored a total of 666 top taxpayers, including 141 long-term taxpayers, across the country and gave them tax card.

The President urged the taxpayers to pay their income tax on time to continue the development activities of the country.

In her message, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina said the NBR has been working relentlessly for the successful implementation of the government's development programmes by ensuring a business and investment-friendly environment as well as enriching the state's exchequer. NBR is working to develop a revenue-friendly culture in the country, various innovative activities of the organization have already been expanded from the national level to the rural areas, she added.