The difference of revenue data is rising in every fiscal year mainly because of data compilation methodology used differently by the two agencies.
During the fiscal year 2014-15, the CGA office identified a gap of Tk137 billion of revenue data while it was only Tk29.23 billion in FY’10-11.
NBR officials said the mismatch is occurring because of problems of compilation and documentation methods of collected revenue by the two agencies of the government.
The CGA officials, however, said the tax officials delay depositing taxes to the government exchequer which leads to the mismatch.
In such a situation, the revenue authorities asked the officials concerned to identify reasons behind the mismatch of revenue figure compiled by the Comptroller and Auditor General office and NBR.
NBR Chairman Md Nojibur Rahman, who issued the decision, also asked the tax officials to take necessary initiative to resolve the mismanagement and inform the board about the initiatives taken, according to a NBR press release issued yesterday.
Meanwhile, the board has taken up another initiative to ensure hassle-free release of products from the country’s customs stations and houses.
With a move to ensure hassle-free release of goods and products, NBR has decided to harmonise statistical information so that traders can release their goods within the shortest time.
The revenue authority took the decision after it came to know about the reported harassment of importers and exporters while releasing their goods from the customs houses and stations.
To reduce the hassle, NBR Chairman Md Nojibur Rahman has asked the officials concerned to take necessary initiatives to resolve reported harassment in cargo clearance and release of goods and waste of time by some officials.
The NBR boss also instructed the officials of customs houses and stations to ensure proper security in their offices including to inform the status of scanning and way-bridge machines.
Officials were also asked to measure the latest status of service delivery related modern equipment, their quantity, and their requirement and take necessary initiative to resolve the issues.