Call to enhance tax collection to uplift livelihood of people

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

economically self-reliance.

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

submission.

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)