Starts issuing user ID, password for e-filing access
The National Board of Revenue received Tk 725.12 crore in income tax in the first two days of the weeklong national income tax fair as 36,743 taxpayers paid income tax with filing tax returns.
On the second day alone, the NBR got Tk 533.70 crore in income tax from 20,657 taxpayers while 1.23 lakh people received services from taxmen at the country-wide fair venues including under-construction NBR building at Agargoan in Dhaka.
A total of 1,82,640 people received services related to income tax payment from taxmen while 12,700 obtained online taxpayers identification numbers in two days.
The revenue board also started issuing user ID and passwords for getting access to its newly introduced online income tax returns submission system from Wednesday afternoon at the fair venue in Dhaka following huge demand from the taxpayers.
NBR chairman Md Nojibur Rahman inaugurated the service at the e-filing booth at the fair.
NBR member Kalipada Halder, also project director of e-filing system, suggested taxpayers for changing the password visiting the e-filing website www.etaxnbr.gov.bd for ensuring the security of the account.
State minister for information and communication technology ministry Zunaid Ahmed Palak inaugurated the ‘tax calculator apps’ on the day at the fair venue in Dhaka.
Taxpayers will be able to calculate their applicable tax using the apps.
The NBR also arranged tax education programmes and quiz competition for school students at the fair venue in Dhaka. There will be such programmes for students every day of the fair.
On Wednesday, more than 50 students from St Joseph Higher Secondary School attended the programme, visited the booths, asked tax related questions to taxmen and participated in quiz competition.
The NBR awarded 10 winners of the competition with prize bonds and certificates, and handed over gifts to other participants.
The seven-day fair began on Tuesday at eight divisional cities in Dhaka, Chittagong, Barisal, Khulna, Rangpur, Sylhet, Rajshahi and Mymensingh, four-day fair at 40 district headquarters, two-day fairs at 3 Upazilas and mobile fair at 51 spots at Upazila level.
The fair venues will remain open every day from 10:00am to 5:00pm.
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