The government has recognised Hazi Kaus Mia, a chewing tobacco (zarda) manufacturer, as the best individual taxpayer of the Mujib Year for his continuous payment of high amount of tax.
The Internal Resources Division (IRD) under the Ministry of Finance issued a gazette, dated February 28, in this regard.
The gazette, signed by IRD additional secretary Suraiya Parveen Shelly, has selected him as the top taxpayer of this FY.
The government, for the first time, singled out an individual taxpayer as the top taxpayer.
Mr Kaus Mia has paid over Tk 448.34 million income tax to the public exchequer in the current fiscal year (FY), 2020-21.
The IRD officials said they have selected Mr Kaus Mia, as he has been attaining the top position in terms of tax payment among the individual taxpayers for the last ten years.
They said he is not a loan defaulter, who is paying tax voluntarily and has a good track record of business.
Kaus Mia is the owner and manufacturer of Hakimpuri Zarda.
Usually, the National Board of Revenue (NBR) issues gazette every year with the names of top taxpayers, both individual and corporate.