NBR launches month-long drive against tax evaders, corrupt officials

Staff Correspondent | Published: 23:34, Dec 21,2016

 
 

National Board of Revenue chairman Md Nojibur Rahman inaugurates a sculpture of the Royal Bengal Tiger in a symbolic gesture to scare the tax dodgers in front of the NBR headquarters at Segunbagicha in Dhaka on Wednesday. The NBR on Wednesday launched a month-long move against tax dodgers across the country. — New Age photo

The National Board of Revenue on Wednesday launched a month-long move against tax dodgers across the country.
Taxmen will take actions against people who evade income tax, value-added tax and customs duties during the drive, said NBR chairman Md Nojibur Rahman, after inaugurating a sculpture of the Royal Bengal Tiger and a garden in front of the NBR headquarters in Dhaka.
Explaining the setting up of the garden and tiger sculpture, he said
that ‘flowers for compliant taxpayers and tiger’s
paw for evaders’ was
the new slogan of the
NBR.
He also warned the tax officials against corruption saying that the board had already started taking actions against corrupt officials.
In a press release, the NBR said that the tax authority had recently downgraded the posts of income tax commissioner Animesh Roy, additional income tax commissioner Riazul Islam and deputy income tax commissioner Amirul Karim Munshi for corruption and irregularities in recruitment of class III and class IV employees at Rangpur Income Tax Zone.
The month-long drive is not only against tax dodgers but also against officials engaged in corruption and other
misconduct, said the NBR chief.
Nojibur said that tax officials led by commissioners would take speedy actions wherever they would find incidences of tax evasion and mismanagement in enforcement of income tax, VAT and customs laws in the month-long drive.
Income Tax Inspection Directorate, Customs Intelligence and Investigation Directorate and VAT Audit and Intelligence Directorate will be engaged in the move.
Central Intelligence Cell under the supervision of the NBR chairman will also enforce the law.
He said that the revenue board would evaluate
the performance of the tax officials on January 21, 2017, after the end of the drive.
The findings of the move will be presented at a programme in Dhaka on the occasion of observing the World Customs Day, he said.

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