National Board of Revenue on Thursday received another Tk 227 crore in income tax at the week-long national tax fair taking the total earnings to Tk 952.20 crore in three days.
A total of 61,607 taxpayers filed income tax returns and paid tax at the fair venues across the country, including at NBR’s under-construction headquarters at Agargaon in Dhaka while 3.26 lakh people received services related to income tax in three days.
In the first three days in last year’s fair the revenue board received Tk 903.68 crore in income tax as 50,322 taxpayers submitted tax returns.
On Thursday, 24,864 taxpayers submitted tax returns, NBR’s data showed.
Taxpayers crowded the e-filing booth at the fair venue in Dhaka for obtaining user ID and password for getting access to the online system for submission of income tax returns.
The number of booths for providing the taxpayers with user ID and password may be increased following huge rush of taxpayers at the booth, NBR member Kalipada Halder told New Age at the venue.
Online tax returns submission system, introduced on November 1, has become the top attractive feature of the fair, he said.
A taxpayer is required to bring e-TIN number and photocopy of the national ID for getting e-filing password.
Under the e-filing system, taxpayers can file tax returns from anywhere without visiting the tax offices.
The NBR started issuing user ID and password to taxpayers for getting access to the online system on Wednesday afternoon following the demand of taxpayers though initially it had decided to issue those from the circle offices.
On Thursday, taxmen issued user ID and password to 627 taxpayers and distributed application forms for the password to another 3,000 at fair venue in Dhaka.
Taxmen are also issuing user ID and password from the fair at Chittagong, he said.
On Thursday, the fair was held at 71 spots, including eight divisional cities, 49 districts and 14 upazilas throughout the country.
In three days, 18,800 people obtained fresh online taxpayers identification numbers at the fair venues.
Today, the fair will remain open from 10 am to 5 pm but there will be an interval for Jummah prayer from 1 pm to 2 pm.
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