Paying tax is a moral responsibility: Nasir

CHATTOGRAM City Mayor AJM Nasir Uddin today said paying tax is a moral responsibility and part of patriotism.

It is possible by the government to implement large development project by own fund like Padma bridge as people of the country pay taxes spontaneously, Nasir said.

Nasir urged all particularly the business community to pay taxes properly for accelerating the country's development.

The city Mayor called upon officials to extend tax network through creating new taxpayers and ensuring a hassle-free tax realization system so that people feel cheerfulness to pay all kinds of taxes properly. The city Mayor made this call while inaugurating Income Tax day at Agrabad, CGO building this noon.

Earlier, a rally led by city Mayor brought out from income tax office Agrabad and the rally concluded at the same venue after parading different important city streets.

The government introduced various motivational campaigns like upazila level tax camp, tax fair, survey and rewards for the best taxpayers to expand the tax network side by side with expanding one crore taxpayers from existing 38 lakh, Nasir said.

Chattogram zonal four tax commissioner offices organized the function followed by a discussion to inspire the people in paying income taxes to enhance national uplift through increasing revenue collection.

Convenor of Income Tax Day -2019 Udjapon Committee GM Abul Kalam Kaikobad presided over the function while Tax Appellate Board Member Abu Doud, Income Tax Commissioners Mahbubur Rahman, Iqbal Hossain and Mofiz Ullah, Additional Income Tax commissioner Samina Islam and President of Income Tax Lawyers Association Advocate Sayed Jamal Uddin, among others, spoke.

Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS)