Tk 551.15cr collected on second day of tax fair

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DHAKA, Nov 14, 2018 (BSS) – National Board of Revenue (NBR) today received Taka 551.15 crore in income tax from 65,050 taxpayers at the different income tax fair venues across the country.

Around 2.36 lakh people received services, related to income tax payment from taxmen, at the weeklong fair venues, including the central one at Officers’ Club in the city.

Tax collection increased by 1.44 per cent or Taka 7.84 crore on second day of this year compared to that of Taka 543.31 crore on second day of last year’s fair.

On the day of the last year’s fair, 39,351 taxpayers submitted income tax returns while 1,53,267 people received services from tax officials.

This year, the number of tax returns and service receivers increased by 65.31 per cent and 54.28 per cent respectively.

The weeklong fair began on Tuesday in eight divisional cities in Dhaka, Chattogram, arishal, Khulna, Rangpur, Sylhet, Rajshahi and Mymensingh.

The fair is also being held in all districts and 32 upazilas. The duration of district level fair is four days while upazila level fair two days.

Besides, a daylong mobile fair is being held at 70 upazilas across the country.

The fair is remaining open from 9:00am to 5:00pm every day.