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National Income Tax Day tomorrow

Published on: 10:07 pm - Thursday | November 29, 2018

 

currentnews.com.bd

 

National Income Tax Day-2018 will be observed tomorrow across the country aiming to create awareness among the people for payment of income tax regularly.

President Abdul Hamid and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina have issued separate messages on the occasion, wishing a success of the day.

The National Board of Revenue (NBR) has chalked out elaborate programmes to observe of the day. The theme of this year’s tax day is “Ensuring Continuous Development and Social Justice through Income Tax Growth”.

Marking the day, a discussion will be held on the NBR headquarters premises tomorrow morning. NBR officials and tax lawyers, among others, will take part in the discussion.

In their messages, the President and the Prime Minister greeted all officials and employees of the NBR and tax-paying individuals and companies marking the income tax day.

President Hamid in his message said the NBR has been working relentlessly to create awareness about income tax. Like the previous years, it organised income tax fair and took various innovative steps to encourage people for payment of tax, he added.

“Income tax is not only a source of revenue earnings, but also a media of establishing economic and social justice. Income tax is considered as the key source of revenue earning in all developed countries across the world, he added.

He hoped that the income tax payment culture will accelerate further through the Income Tax Day and Income Tax Fair.

In her message, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina said the main objective of NBR is to collect revenue, but it also works for ensuring social justice and equality.

NBR is working to build tax friendly environment across the country and its activities have already been expanded from the national level to the rural areas, she added.

She hoped that the NBR, established by Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman in 1972, has been playing effective role in implementing the government’s Vision-2021 and Vision-2041 by further increasing the revenue earnings.

Earlier, the NBR organised a week-long national income tax fair cross the country from November 13 to 19. (BSS)

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