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Fairs fetch over Tk 5.5b in income tax on 2nd day

| Updated: November 19, 2018 09:46:13


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Taxpayers seen in the e-filing and e-payment booths in one of the fair venues — FE photo Taxpayers seen in the e-filing and e-payment booths in one of the fair venues — FE photo

National Board of Revenue (NBR) received Tk 5.51 billion income tax on Wednesday, the second day of tax fairs that kicked off Tuesday.

Tax fairs took place in a total of 62 areas across the country on Wednesday, including eight divisional headquarters, 35 districts and 19 upazilas, said a statement of NBR.

There was a huge rush of taxpayers and service-seekers in the tax fairs. Specially, taxpayers gathered in the e-filing and e-payment booths in the fair venues.

On the sidelines of the fair, BCS Tax Academy of NBR organised a 'tax education forum' on Dhaka Officers Club premises.

Some 40 students of Dhaka University's Economics, Finance, and Banking and Insurance departments attended the forum, and also took part in a quiz competition.

Of the students, some 10 winners received crests and books. NBR Chairman Md Mosharraf Hossain Bhuiyan handed over certificates and crests to the students.

The tax fairs in eight divisional headquarters will continue until November 19, from 9.00 am to 5.00 pm every day.

 

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