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
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)