National VAT Day today

DHAKA, The National Board of Revenue (NBR) observes the 'National VAT Day2018' today aiming to encourage people to pay the Value Added Tax (VAT) for the country's development.

The NBR also begins observings the 'National VAT Week2018' from December 10

to 15 next.

The slogan of this year's 'VAT Day' and 'VAT Week' is 'VAT Dichhe

Janogan, Desher Hochhe Unnayan'.

NBR chairman M Mosharraf Hossain Bhuiyan is scheduled to inaugurate the day and the

week at the NBR headquarters in the city.

The NBR is going to organise a viewexchange meeting at Bangabandhu

International Conference Center (BICC) in the capital along with honouring

the highest VAT payers where Finance Minister AMA Muhith is scheduled to attend as the chief guest.

In separate messages, President Abdul Hamid and Prime Minister Sheikh

Hasina greeted the tax payers, VAT administration and its officials on the

occasion of the National VAT Day2018 and the National VAT Week2018.

In his message, President Abdul Hamid said revenue mobilisation is very

important for running the country.

He said most of the funds for development projects and the government's

expenditures come from revenue. So, he said, mutual trust, faith and

cooperation between the NBR officials and the business community are

essential for ensuring enough revenue collection.

He said the NBR has been playing a very encouraging role in increasing

revenue mobilisation for financing the country's development programmes.

He called upon people of all strata, including businessmen, consumers and

revenue officials, to come forward to help the NBR increase the country's


In her message, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina said her government has

taken various steps for strengthening the revenue management and boosting

revenue collection.

She said the government has improved the standard of revenue collection

by creating businessfriendly environment, enacting revenue policy, and using

modern technology in the business and revenue related activities.

Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS)