Around Tk 245cr collected on third day of tax fair


DHAKA, Nov 15, 2018 (BSS) – National Board of Revenue (NBR) today received Taka 244.82 crore in income tax from 74,047 taxpayers at the different income tax fair venues across the country.

Around 2.61 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 4.90 per cent or Taka 11.43 crore on third day of this year compared to that of Taka 233.39 crore on third day of last year’s fair.

On the day of the last year’s fair, 39,672 taxpayers submitted income tax returns while 1,64,252 people received services from tax officials.

This year, the number of tax returns and service receivers increased by 86.65 per cent and 59.18 per cent respectively.

The weeklong fair began on Tuesday in eight divisional cities in Dhaka, Chattogram, Barishal, 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.