The poor will feel proud of themselves by paying Tk 2,000 in tax, says NBR Chairman

  • June 3, 2023

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Source: Business Insider

Chairman of the Bangladesh Revenue Board (NBR), Abu Hena, commented that the poor will be entitled to glory by paying 2 thousand taka in tax. He made this comment in response to a question at the proposed post-budget press conference for the fiscal year 2023-2024 at the Bangabandhu International Conference Center on Friday (June 2) afternoon.

The NBR Chairman believes that the proposal to collect a minimum tax of Tk 2,000 against a taxpayer identification number, or TIN, is discriminatory, but this rule will not create pressure on the common people. He said that it is a matter of pride to pay 2000 rupees annually to the government treasury for those for whom TIN is mandatory.

The NBR chairman said we have to come out of this mentality of not wanting to pay taxes.