Desk Report: The National Board of Revenue on 24 November honoured 141 highest income taxpayers in the national level for the fiscal year of 2020-2021 with tax cards, crests and certificates at a programme held at the Officers’ Club in the capital, Dhaka.
Of the recipients, 75 got the NBR award in the individual category, 54 in the corporate category and 12 in other categories for paying the highest income tax in the past fiscal year. The revenue board also recognised 525 taxpayers in two categories — city Corporation and district — for paying the highest amounts of income tax.
Sixty-three highest taxpayers in two city corporations of Dhaka and eight taxpayers in Dhaka Division districts also received the honour at the event.
Finance minister AHM Mustafa Kamal attended the event as chief guest and handed over the awards to the highest taxpayers at the event. Mustafa Kamal said that the tax revenue increased by 12 per cent in the last 10 year.
NBR tax administration and human resource management member Shaheen Akhter delivered the welcome speech at the event. Federation of Bangladesh Chambers of Commerce and Industry president Md Jashim Uddin attended the event as special guest. NBR chairman Abu Hena M Rahmatul Munim presided over the programme.
NBR Chairman said, ‘Income tax is the big portion of national revenue and we are moving on the way and tax compliance rate has increased,’ he added. He said, ‘The revenue board has gradually adopted the digital automation system with the aim of ensuring taxpayer-friendly services.