NBR holds maiden VAT invoices lottery  

Staff Correspondent | Published: 12:55, Feb 05,2021


The National Board of Revenue on Friday morning held the first-ever lottery on VAT invoices consumers received in January after buying goods and services from shops having electronic fiscal devices.

The first prize worth Tk 1 lakh winning invoice or coupon number is 002221GEMMWAK039 while invoice number 001820SPXYAOH781 won the second prize worth Tk 50,000.

Five consumers have also won the third prize worth Tk 25,000 each while 94 consumers won the fourth prize worth Tk 10,000 each.

The invoice numbers of third prize are 002120DXEDECM637, 000821FSCBXOM039, 000121QTFUAPX752, 000021HEFLEHY957 and 002821CUJXPDM679.

The revenue board will hold the lottery every month on the EFD-generated VAT invoices of the previous month to encourage consumers to buy products from shops having EFDs and obtain EFD-generated VAT invoices against any purchase.

It will also ensure that the VAT collected from consumers by the shopkeepers will go to the government exchequer.

So far, the revenue board installed EFD at 1,051 shops in Dhaka and Chattogram.

It will also install EFDs or sales data controllers at another 10,000 shops across the country by June 2021.

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