NBR to observe VAT DAY, VAT Week through various programmes

DHAKA The National Board of Revenue (NBR) will

observe the VAT Day and VAT Week in the capital and other divisional cities

this month with the theme 'VAT Dichhe Jonogon, Desher Hochhe Unnayan'.

The revenue board has chalked out various programmes to hold the National

VAT Day on December 10 and the National VAT Week from December 10-15.

The NBR Chairman Md Mosharraf Hossain Bhuiyan informed this while talking

to BSS today.

He said the aim of observing the VAT Day and the VAT Week is to motivate

and make aware the common people to pay VAT through following good governance

and improved management system.

We'll have to make VAT more simple before the common people, Mosharraf

said hoping that through this, a good relationship would be developed between

the VAT officials and the taxpayers and thus paving the way for boosting

revenue generation.

Like the previous years, the highest taxpaying individuals and

organizations would be given honour in the production, services and business


On the VAT Day on December 10, a colourful rally, led by Finance Minister

AHM Mustafa Kamal, will be held in the capital. The rally will start from NBR

Building at 7am and end at the same place via Rajmoni Cinema Hall, Kakrail

Mosque and Matsya Bhaban.

Later at 8:30 am, the NBR Chairman would distribute prizes among the

winners of essay competition at the NBR building conference room marking the

VAT Day and the VAT Week.

The highest VAT payers would be awarded at a function later in the

afternoon to be held at the Bangabandhu International Conference Center

(BICC), where Finance Minister AHM Mustafa Kamal, Planning Minister MA Mannan

and PM's Economic Affairs Adviser Dr Moshiur Rahman will remain present.

Besides, there will be stickers, billboards, balloons, colourful festoons

and banners in the city to create awareness among the taxpayers centering the

VAT Day and VAT Week. Apart from this, initiative has also been taken to

publish and air documentaries and ads in various print and online media as

well as in the radio and TV channels.

Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS)