A four-day long Income Tax Fair-began on premises of deputy tax commissioner’s office in Gaibandha on Friday. The inaugural function was held in the morning with Mohammad Masum Billah, joint commissioner of taxes, Taxes zone, Bogura in the chair.
Deputy Commissioner (DC) Abdul Matin addressed the function as the chief guest and police super Towhidul Islam, general secretary of Bangladesh Awami League, district unit Abu Bakar Siddique, mayor of Gaibandha Municipality Advocate Shah Masud Zahangir Kabir Milon and president of Gaibandha Chamber of Commerce and Industry Shajada Anwarul Quadir spoke at the function as the special guests.
Long-term taxpayer Abdul Latif Hakkani and maximum taxpayer Ahsan Habib Razib also addressed the event, among others, while additional assistant tax commissioner SM Abdus Sattar Mahmud was the moderator.
Speaking on the occasion the speakers in their speeches underscored the need for paying taxes spontaneously to push forward the country towards economic development and take the nation ahead. Earlier, assistant commissioner of taxes here Mohammad Zakir Hossain made a welcome speech and briefed all about tax related activities of his office elaborately.
Number of income taxpayers had stood by 8,000 in the district and taxes of Taka 44 crore had been realized from them last fiscal year, he also said. Later, DC Abdul Matin formally inaugurated the fair through cutting a red tape as the chief guest taking other guests.
Earlier, two long-term taxpayers Abdul Latif Hakkanin and Probir Kumar Saha and maximum taxpayers Saidur Rahman and Shah Ahsan Habib Razib were given honor for keeping much contribution in this sector.
Income Tax officials will remain present at the fair to provide advice and suggestions on income tax, TIN certificates and assist the taxpayers in filling out the Income Tax Return forms.
Sonali Bank Limited has also set up booths to help the taxpayers in paying their income taxes on the spot. Several stalls have been set up in the fair that creates enthusiasm among the public about the tax payment and return submission.
A large number of income tax officials and employees, chamber and business community leaders, bankers, industrialists, entrepreneurs, teachers, civil society members, professionals, and elite of the town including journalists were present on the occasion.