The National Board of Revenue received Tk 1,347 crore in income taxes in the first four days of the ongoing weeklong income tax fair against the receipt of Tk 1,268 crore for the same duration during the fair last year.
On the fourth day of the fair alone on Sunday, tax collection stood at Tk 283 crore which was Tk 253 crore on the same day last year, according to the NBR data.
A total of 93,916 taxpayers filed their income tax returns on Sunday at the fair venues across the country taking the total number of returns submitted in the first four days to 3.15 lakh, the data showed.
The revenue board witnessed a huge crowd at the fair venues, including the central one set up at the Officers’ Club Dhaka in the capital, on the day.
Around 2.93 lakh people received services from officials at the fair while 4,562 new taxpayers obtained fresh electronic taxpayers’ identification numbers on the day.
So far, 9.69 lakh people have visited the fair venues in the four days and received services related to income tax.
Some 16,541 new taxpayers obtained e-TINs in the four days.
This year, the revenue board has arranged the fair at 120 spots across the country which began on November 14.
All eight divisional cities are also holding the fair for seven days while it will be held for four days in 56 districts, two days in 48 upazilas and for a one day in 12 upazilas.
The fair venues will remain open from 9:00am to 5:00pm till November 20, the last day of the fair.
The revenue board introduced the fair in 2010 to facilitate payment of income taxes, filing of returns and availing of other related services for the taxpayers.