The National Board of Revenue has received a record Tk 2,217 crore in income tax at the countrywide week-long income tax fair that ended on Tuesday.
Last year, income tax collection from tax fair was Tk 2,130 crore.
The 8th income tax fair that began on November 1 also set new records in receiving tax returns and providing services to taxpayers.
This year, more than 3.35 lakh taxpayers, up by 72.40 per cent from last year’s 1.95 lakh, submitted income tax returns at the fair venues across the country.
Around 11.70 lakh people also received services related to income tax from tax officials at the fair venues including the central one at NBR’s under-construction headquarters at Agargaon in Dhaka, according to the NBR data.
Last year, some 9.29 lakh people visited the fair venues and received services.
A good number of taxpayers also received income tax ID card, introduced for the first time in the country, from the fair venues in Dhaka, Chittagong and Sylhet.
At the closing ceremony held on Tuesday evening, NBR chairman Md Nojibur Rahman said that taxpayers would get all services including ID card from tax circles from Thursday (today) while tax offices would receive income tax returns at fair-like environment.
The tax authority will also arrange Income Tax Week from November 24-30 for providing services to taxpayers, he said.
The revenue board arranged seven-day tax fair at eight divisional cities, four-day fair at 56 districts, and two-day and one-day fair at 105 upazillas.
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