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Considering surcharge, doctors are wealthier than businessmen

Update : 18 Dec 2021, 08:26 PM

According to the latest data from the National Board of Revenue (NBR), the doctors are paying the highest amounts of surcharge against assets. 

Usually, doctors pay tax at a fixed rate for their income.

Around 1,596 taxpayers have paid surcharges in tax zone-10 among which most of the taxpayers in this tax region are doctors. 

According to the data analysis, it shows that professional physicians are wealthier than big businessmen in terms of surcharges imposed on assets. 

This information has been obtained by looking at the recently published annual report of NBR for the fiscal year 2019-20. 

It is learned that about 25,000 taxpayer doctors are among the taxpayers registered in the highest tax-paid tax zone-10. 

Lutful Azeem, commissioner of tax zone-10 said: “In my experience, I have seen that professionals are prone to less tax evasion, as they do not hide their wealth. Therefore, higher surcharges against assets have been received from the professional class compared to others.”

The surcharge is determined by the tax. Then those who show assets of more than TK3 crore have to pay a surcharge on that tax.

The taxpayers have to pay the surcharge along with the annual income tax return between July and November of the following fiscal year.

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