UZ-level tax fairs in future
Staff Reporter Chairman of the National Board of Revenue (NBR) M Ghulam Hussain on Sunday proposed organizing tax fairs at upazila level in future in collaboration between the NBR and Dhaka Chamber of Commerce and Indus-try (DCCI). He also suggested signing a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between the NBR and the DCCI to make that happen. The NBR chief came up with the proposal at the NBR office while unveiling the ‘Tax Guide 2014-15’, pub-lished by the DCCI. DCCI President Mohammad Shahjahan Khan, Vice President Kh Shahidul Islam, directors Haider Ahmed Khan, Abul Hossain, Nesser Maksud Khan, Humayun Rashid, DCCI Secretary AHM Rezaul Kabir and high officials of the NBR were present during the unveiling ceremony. The NBR Chairman thanked the DCCI for publishing the tax-related book which will help enhance people’s tax knowledge. He said income tax return submission is a critical process and this book will help the taxpayers to submit their return submission. Ghulam Hussain urged all to use NBR Information Desk to solve their tax-related disputes. He also urged all to submit their return within the deadline of November 2 and hoped that some 14 lakh TIN number holders would submit their tax returns this year. DCCI President Mohammad Shahjahan Khan thanked the NBR Chairman for unveiling the Tax Guide and as-sured of all sorts of support from DCCI to be partner in organizing tax fair at upazila level. He also said DCCI has published tax guide on regular basis which helped its members as well as general public. DCCI every year publishes the "Tax Guide" after the declaration of National Budget, aiming to create aware-ness of paying tax among business entrepreneurs along with individuals. The Tax Guide 2014-15 covers up-to-date information on Income Tax, Customs Duty, Supplementary Duty and Value Added Tax (VAT) along with different schedules, SROs and orders which will be very helpful to the business entrepreneurs, banks, non-banking financial institutions, insurance companies and other corporate business houses to understand the taxation system of the country.