40,37,429 taxpayers in the country: Kamal

SANGSAD BHABAN, Finance Minister AHM Mustafa Kamal today said at present there are 40,37,429 taxpayers in the country, stating that various measures have already been undertaken to identify new taxpayers and boost the revenue collection.

.aiming to accelerate the revenue collection, the Income Tax Fair was held across the country on November 1319 in 2018. The Income Tax Day was observed on November 30, 2018, the finance minister said while responding to a starred question placed by treasury bench lawmaker Ali Azam of Bhola2 in the House here with Speaker Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury in the chair.

Noting that efforts continue to increase the number of taxpayers by conducting survey activities, he said taxpayers are being awarded every year to encourage them to pay tax.

Kamal said meetings and discussions are being held regularly with professionals, businessmen and other stakeholders concerned with a view to increasing the number of taxpayers.

Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS)