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Countrywide tax fair: NBR collects Tk1,659 crore in five days

  • Published at 11:33 pm November 18th, 2019
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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

Finance Minister AHM Mustafa Kamal inaugurated the capital’s fair being held at Officers Club

The National Board of Revenue (NBR) bagged around Tk1,658.65 crore in taxes in five days of ongoing weeklong income tax fair across the country.

The NBR disclosed the figure at the end of Monday's fair.

On the day (Monday), it collected Tk311.85 crore, while some 290,834 people received different tax-related services at the fair venues across the country, the revenue board said.

Earlier, the NBR bagged Tk282.57 crore in taxes on Sunday, Tk262.03 crore on Saturday, Tk489 crore on Friday and Tk323.19 crore on Thursday, the opening day. 

A total of 106,200 people submitted their tax returns on Monday’s fair, bringing the total number in five days to 420,765.

Besides, 4,965 people received electronic TIN (Taxpayer Identification Number). The total number of e-TIN registration at the fairs hit 21,506 in the five days.

NBR officials said that the tax fair was festive on the  fifth day, as they got huge response from the visitors and taxpayers alike. Long queues were seen at the fair venues across the country, they added. 

The revenue officials expect that the number of visitors and service seekers will increase further in the last days of the fair, that kicked off last Thursday.

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The NBR 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.

Open from 9:00am to 5:00pm, the weeklong fair in the capital and divisional headquarters will end tomorrow.

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.

The last date of return submission is November 30.

Tax fairs at 18 upazilas begin on Tuesday

Tax fairs are scheduled to begin at 18 upazilas today (Tuesday). 

Of them, the fairs at Galachipa and Kalapara in Patuakhali, Nayapara in Jessore, Kaliganj in Jhenaidah, Mongla in Bagerhat, Kaliganj in Satkhira, Ashulia in Dhaka, Fulbari in Dinajpur, Chowmuhani in Noyakhali, Ashuganj in Brahmanbaria, Muktagacha in Mymensingh, Nalitabari in Sherpur, Shahjadpur in Sirajganj, Gobindaganj in Gaibandha, Sonargaon in Narayanganj, Singra in Natore will continue for two days, while those at Sreepur in Gazipur and Chakaria in Cox’s Bazar for a day.