30 Nov 2021, 13:40

'Spontaneous income tax payment strengthens national economy'

  RANGPUR, Nov 30, 2021 (BSS) - Spontaneous payment of income tax by citizens
continues rising to strengthen the national economy consistently and
accelerate country's development.

  The observation came today at the inaugural function of the National Income
Tax Day- 2021 arranged by the office of the Tax Commissioner of Taxes Zone-
Rangpur on its premises in the city.

  Tax Commissioner of Taxes Zone-Rangpur Abu Hannan Delwar Hossain
inaugurated the day's function by cutting a cake and releasing balloons as
the chief guest.

  Additional Commissioner of Taxes for Taxes Zone-Rangpur Md Monjur Alam
presided over the function and delivered a welcome speech narrating the
importance of the day.

  President of Rangpur Chamber of Commerce and Industry Mostafa Sohrab
Chowdhury Titu and President of Rangpur Taxes Bar Association Advocate Md.
Masum Khan attended the function as special guests.

  Deputy Commissioners of Taxes (Headquarters Admin) of Taxes Zone-Rangpur
Syed Nurul Huda, Md Raufur Rahman (Headquarters Technical), Kornelues Kama
(Circle-3) and Taz Mohammad Tarafdar (Circle-13), Inspectors of Taxes, other
officials and employees and journalists were present.

  The speakers appreciated various pragmatic steps taken by the National
Board of Revenue (NBR) to increase the number of taxpayers and enable them to
pay income tax easily.

  Mostafa Sohrab Chowdhury Titu thanked income tax officials for working with
a changed mindset to inspire citizens in paying income tax in a hassle-free

  "The NBR has made the income tax payment system and tax fixation method
easier and more realistic through modernisation. As a result, the revenue
collection continues increasing every year," Titu said.

  The chief guest said Bangladesh is advancing on the highway of development
and the revenue being collected by NBR is playing the most vital role in
building a developed Bangladesh by 2041 as envisioned by Prime Minister
Sheikh Hasina.

  He expressed happiness over the increasing number of taxpayers this year.

  "The nation would be able to totally eliminate dependence on foreign
assistance soon if all bigger, medium and small-scale taxpayers pay their
taxes spontaneously to further strengthen the national economy," he added.

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