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Countrywide tax fair: NBR bags Tk1,347 crore in four days

  • Published at 11:02 pm November 17th, 2019
File photo: People rush to file their tax returns on the fourth day of Income Tax Fair at Segunbagicha in Dhaka on Sunday, November 17, 2019 Rajib Dhar/Dhaka Tribune

The NBR earned Tk1,346.80 crore in the first four days of the weeklong fair

The National Board of Revenue (NBR) bagged Tk282.57 crore in taxes on Sunday, the fourth day of the ongoing countrywide income tax fair, said a senior official at the revenue board.

The NBR earned Tk1,346.80 crore in the first four days of the weeklong fair.

A total of  92,916 people submitted their tax returns on the day, bringing the total number of tax returns submitted  in four days to 314,565. 

NBR officials said that the fair was momentous on the fourth day, as they got huge response from the visitors and taxpayers alike.

Long queues were seen at the tax fair in the capital, being held in the premises of Officer’s Club.

On the fourth day, some 2,92,525 people received different tax-related services that include e-TIN registration, submission of tax returns and payment of taxes across the country, the NBR official informed.

Besides, 4,562 people received electronic TIN (Taxpayer Identification Number) on the day.

The revenue board has been arranging the fair since 2010 with the aim to provide individuals with an opportunity to have TIN, submit tax returns, and pay taxes in a hassle-free environment.

The weeklong fair will continue till Wednesday at the Officers Club in the city from 9:00am to 5:00pm.

This year, the income tax fair is being held in 120 places across the country. Tax fairs at the district-level and upazila-level are scheduled to be held for four days and two days respectively starting from November 14 and ending on November 20.

The last date of return submission is November 30.

Tax fairs at eight upazilas begin Monday

Tax fairs are scheduled to begin today (Monday) in eight upazilas. Of them, the fairs in Lalmohon in bhola, Nalchitay in Jhalakathi, Badarganj in Rangpur, Kulaura in Moulvibazar, Laksham in Cumilla, and Bhairab in Kishoreganj will continue for two days, while fairs in Kaliyakair and Kapasiya upazila under Gazipur district will be held for a day.