NBR offices, banks to stay open on Saturday

Staff Correspondent | Published: 22:40, Jun 27,2018

 
 

Field offices of the National Board of Revenue and branches of commercial banks will remain open on Saturday (June 30) to facilitate tax payment by taxpayers.
The NBR has already instructed its field-level income tax, customs and value-added tax offices to take necessary measures so that taxpayers can pay their taxes on the last day, which falls on a weekly holiday, of the outgoing fiscal year of 2017-2018.
Bangladesh Bank on Wednesday also asked all scheduled banks in the country to keep their branches open on the day to facilitate payment of taxes to the government exchequer.
NBR officials said that they traditionally kept their offices open on the last day of a fiscal year even if it fell on a public holiday so that taxpayers could pay their taxes.
The central bank’s off-site supervision department issued a circular asking the chief executive officers of the scheduled banks to keep their branches open on June 30 (Saturday).
The BB made the decision so that taxpayers would get enough time before the June closing to pay income tax, value-added tax and duty for the financial year of 2017-18.
The banks would provide cheque, chalan, pay-order or demand draft services to clients for payment of their income tax, VAT and customs duty.
The BB also asked the banks to ensure enough security measures for those branches on the day of public holiday.
The banks, however, will remain closed on July 1 on the occasion of bank holiday.

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