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New website speeds up tax return submission

NBR gets Tk 10.64b tax from fair in three days

| Updated: November 18, 2019 13:53:46

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The NBR's newly launched website, termed as one-stop service, has expedited tax return submission process for taxpayers across the country this year.

The taxpayers can complete two-third of their tax return submission work through the site, officials said.

The National Board of Revenue (NBR) has launched the website www.aykormela.gov.bd on the occasion of the Tax Fair 2019. The fair has kicked off in all divisional cities on November 14.

The NBR has received income tax worth Tk 10.64 billion against 2,21,649 returns from the tax fair across the country in the last three days.

Some 6,76,382 people have availed different services from the tax fair. The NBR has issued some 11,979 Taxpayers Identification Number (TIN) from the fair until Saturday.

Talking to the FE, the NBR member (tax administration) Kalipada Halder said the taxpayers can complete 70 per cent of their tax return-related work by visiting the newly launched website.

"They will require coming to the tax fair only for tax return submission. Tax return forms, mobile payment facility and other related services are available on the website," he added.

Schedule, address and location of the tax fair across the country, including goggle map direction, are available on the website. There are also 'chalan' and e-TIN application forms for the taxpayers. They can find necessary information, including codes of tax jurisdiction, to know in which tax zones they have to submit their returns.

This year, the NBR has facilitated using mobile financial services (MFS) to pay tax for the first time. The taxpayers are paying tax by using Bkash, Rocket, Nagad, Surepay and other MFS apps.

There are booths for medical assistance, senior citizens, women, physically-challenged persons, and photocopy in the tax fair.

The tax fair, open from 9.00 am to 5.00 pm, will end on November 20.

The tax fair has been organised in some 120 spots, including eight divisions, 56 districts and 56 upazilas.

In the capital, the fair has been organised on the Officers Club premises.

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