The Board on Wednesday published a gazette notification in this regard
The National Board of Revenue (NBR) to award 57 companies the National Tax Cards for their highest tax payments for the last fiscal year.
The awards will be given in 14 categories on Thursday.
The Board on Wednesday published a gazette notification in this regard, announcing the names of the corporations.
Apart from the best taxpaying businesses, another 74 individual taxpayers and 10 entities will also receive the prestigious cards.
The card holders of all categories will be invited in different state programs, enjoy CIP lounge at airports, preference in booking transport tickets and privileges in getting hospital cabins for the next one year.
The award giving program will be held at Officers Club in the capital.
The 57 companies
Banking: Islami Bank Bangladesh Limited is the highest taxpayer in banking category this year.
Besides, Standard Charted Bank , National Bank, The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation, Brac Bank, Pubali Bank, Southeast Bank and United Commercial Bank will also receive the tax cards for their record income tax payment.
NBFIs: Infrastructure Development Company, Investment Corporation of Bangladesh, IDLC Finance and Bangladesh Infrastructure Finance Fund.
Telecommunication: Grameen Phone is the only company from telecommunication sector to receive the card this year.
Engineering: Bangladesh Machine Tools Factory, Khulna Shipyard, BSRM Steels to get the awards in engineering category.
Food: Nestle Bangladesh, Olympic Industries, Square Food and Beverage were selected for awards in the food and others categories.
Energy: Titas Gas Transmission and Distribution, Meghna Petroleum and Gas Transmission Company were picked up from the Energy sector.
Jute: Akij Jute mills, Janata Jute Mills and Super Jute Mills are to receive the cards.
Spinning and Textile: Seven companies were listed in this category. They are : Coats Bangladesh, Badsha Textiles, ACS Textiles, Noman Terri towel Mills, Apex Textile Printing Mills, Envoy Textile and Fakhruddin Textile Mills.
Drug and Chemical: Unilever Bangladesh, Square Pharmaceuticals, Incepta Pharmaceuticals, Reneta Limited are the top companies in drug and chemical categories.
Print and Electronic Media: Mediastar limited, East West Media Group, Transcraft limited and Mediaworld Limited will be awarded the prestigious cards.
Real Estate: Three companies – Rangs Properties, Equity Property Management, Bay-Development – were selected from real estate sector.
RMG: Seven Companies – Young One High-Tech Sports Wear, Rifat Garments, GMM Composite Knittin, Ha-Meem Denim, Thats It Sports wear, Pacific Jeans and 4H Fashions – are going to receive the cards for their outstanding contribution in tax payment.
Leather: Bata Shoe, Apex Footwear, Atlas Footwear are the highest taxpayers in leather category.
Others: British-American Tobacco Bangladesh, American Life Insurance, Sadharan Bima Corporation andToma Construction were also picked up for the cards.