National Board of Revenue (NBR) has
accorded reception to 14 highest taxpayers in seven categories today in
recognition of their contribution to boost national revenue.
On the occasion, Commissioner’s Office of Rajshahi Income Tax Zone hosted
a district level reception and crest-giving function at the Tax Bhaban
conference hall to encourage taxpayers to pay more taxes and boost the total
number of taxpayers.
A large number of taxpayers including members of the civil society,
professional leaders and tax lawyers were present at the function.
Rajshahi Mayor AHM Khairuzzaman Liton attended and addressed the ceremony
as chief guest with Tax Commissioner Mofiz Ullah in the chair.
President of Rajshahi Chamber of Commerce and Industries Muhammad
Moniruzzaman and Additional Tax Commissioner Mustafizur Rahman also spoke.
Mayor Liton laid emphasis on increasing income tax collection through
creating awareness among people.
He said many affluent people of the society are still fearful of income
tax payment due to misconception and wrong counseling by some frauds.
Many people have higher income in urban and semi urban areas and other
places, but they do not pay taxes due to lack of awareness, he added.
“To expedite the ongoing development project of the government, we have to
enhance the overall tax collection,” he opined.
In his remarks, Income Tax Commissioner Mofiz Ullah gave an outline of the
tax collection in the region and attributed that as the number of taxpayers
are increasing gradually it will boost the economic development of the
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