Weeklong income tax fair begins
17 Septembar 2015, Nirapad News: The Sixth Income Tax Fair-2015 kicked off today across the country eyeing to collect more revenue as well as encourage people to submit their income tax returns, so the government can invest more in public welfare.
The fair will continue for seven days at the divisional headquarters while four days at the district level. In addition, for the first time, two-day tax fair will be held in 29 upazilas while day-long mobile fair in 57 upazilas between September 16 to 22.
Industries Minister Amir Hossain Amu inaugurated the fair centrally this morning at Officers’ Club in city’s Baily Road.
In the fair, the taxpayers will be able to submit tax return, pay online tax and obtain taxpayers identification number (TIN).
The NBR has also set up booths to help taxpayers register for electronically generated TINs or re-register for e-TINs to replace their old TINs.
Besides, there are dedicated booths for the freedom fighters, physically challenged, women and elderly, so they can easily fulfill their tax related formalities.
Moreover, the NBR for the first time have kept separate booths to provide services to people on value added taxes, customs and department of national savings.
Speaking on the occasion as the chief guest, Amir Hossain Amu urged the solvent people to come forward spontaneously to submit their income tax returns.
“If the solvent people pay their tax spontaneously, Bangladesh would become middle income country before 2021 and a developed country before 2014,” he added.
Emphasizing the submission of income tax return, the industries minister said: “revenue income of government would boost if the people deposit tax return properly which would help the government to expedite the implementation of the development works.”
NBR Chairman Nojibur Rahman also spoke on the occasion as special guest with NBR Member M Abdur Razzak in the chair.
In this year’s tax-fair, the NBR has set up 56 help desks to provide advice on tax return and services and 10 booths for other services. In addition, Sonali Bank has installed four booths while Janata Bank has set up two booths.