February 10, 2017 - 11:17am
National Board of Revenue Chairman Md Nojibur Rahman said tax officials are vital for the continued development activities and urged them to play more active role.
He was speaking at the council of deputy commissioners of taxes in Dhaka on Thursday. The council was held for the first time ever.
Dr Mohammed Farashuddin, former governor of Bangladesh Bank, was present as the chief guest.
He said: “To keep the wheel of the country’s development activities run, their role is a must.”
Nojibur Rahman said the number of taxpayers has continued to increase while the commissioners across the country are working “as a team.”
“Tax officials are playing a key role in keeping the country’s development activities on track by collecting taxes from people,” he said.
Large Taxpayers Unit Commissioner Alamgir Hossain presented a keynote speech on the occasion.
Highlighting the success of deputy commissioners, he said: “Political will is a must to construct a people-friendly taxation system. Partnership among the stakeholders should be strengthened.”
FBCCI President Abdul Matlub Ahmad said: “We have been now more active and the mindsets of people have been changing too.”
“Many are willing to pay taxes now because of you (tax officials),” he said. The council aimed to introduce revenue friendly culture across the country and make a digit tax administration.
It also focused on taking immediate decisions on complaints received through email.