Finance Minister Abul Maal Abdul Muhith has said that people in the country like a million people are paying different types of taxes. They are notHe wants to raise the number of taxpayers rather than 4 crores.
The Finance Minister said this while inaugurating the income tax fair in the capital’s Officers Club on Tuesday. The Weekly Income Tax Fair has started all over the divisional headquarters,Dhaka, to increase the number of taxpayers and provide them better services.
The Finance Minister said, the government wants that more than three crore people with 10 million people will pay taxes. If four crore people make tax, then it will be helpful for the government to provide different types of services to the people of the country. The government is providing various it can be extended.
Abdul Muhith said, once the people of the country showed unnecessary tax. They though, once you have paid tax, then you will be in danger for a lifetime. It seems that this kind of attitud
Now, a large number of youngsters are willingly paying taxes, the minister said, this is a very important event for the whole nation. Prior to that, the total number of taxpayers was not more than three million, and the maximum was 15 lakhs.
Praising the various development programs of the government, Muhith said that due to these programs the ‘single economy’ has been created in the country, leading to a significant increase in the pace of the economy. This fruit of the economy has reduced the economic gap between the rich and the poor. Yes, there is a gap in the country, but it is significantly decreasing. Presently,
The Finance Minister said, currently three crore people are living below the poverty line and these three crore people will have to be rehabilitated. That’s the government’s goal, that’s the national goal. Our government is working to keep it in mind.
National Board of Revenue (NBR) Presided over by Musharraf Hossain Bhuiyan, State Minister for Finance and Planning MA Mannan also spoke on the occasion.
The seven-day fair will be held in divisional headquarters. In addition, fair was organized in 56 districts, two days in 32 upazilas and one day in The last day of submission of income tax return of individual tax payers on November 30.
Fairs were held in NBR’s own office in Agargaon in the capital for the last two years. However, the fair has been withdrawn from Agargaon and it has been taken to Officers Club to avoid traffic congestion due to the construction work of the Metro Rai
The new additions to the fair are tax training through audio-visual media. The new taxpayers will be able to collect e-Tin (electronic tax identification number) in the fairs, and other taxpayers can also re-register for e-Tin.
Separate booths have been set up in the fair for e-payments and fairs, women, disabled and elderly taxpayers. Taxpayers will be able to collect income tax returns and other tax-related work in the fair