RAJSHAHI Speakers at a discussion here today said
there is no alternative to enhance tax collection for improving living and
livelihood condition of the countrymen.
They also said emphasis should be given on creating more mass-awareness for
boosting tax collection in the greater interest of making the country
Income Tax Zone of Rajshahi organised the discussion to mark the National
Income Tax Day-2019 on its office premises. On the occasion, a colourful
rally was also brought out in the divisional town.
Income Tax Commissioner Dr Khandaker Ferdous Alam, Tax Appellate
Commissioner Md Masud and Joint Commissioner Ashique Rana, among others,
addressed the pre-rally meeting.
Dr Ferdous Alam viewed that the enhanced tax collection from the internal
resources could be an effective means of reducing dependence on foreign aid
for executing the uplift programmes.
He said income tax worth Taka 18.06 was collected in the week-long fair
that concluded here on November 20 last.
Thousands of taxpayers thronged to submit returns in the fair as it has
created enthusiasm among the public about the tax payment and return
A total of 34,1154 returns were submitted and 1,05,291 taxpayers received
their income tax related services in the fair while 2,904 taxpayers received
TIN certificates here.
Dr Alam said the department of Rajshahi zone realized income taxes worth
around Taka 741 crore in last 2018-19 fiscal year up by Taka 67.51 crore than
the previous fiscal.
Number of taxpayers has been stood to 2,29,726 in last financial year up by
15,589 than the previous fiscal in the zone consisting with the districts of
Rajshahi, Chapainawabganj, Naogaon, Natore and Pabna.
Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS)