DHAKA : National Board of Revenue (NBR) gave ‘Kar Bahadur Paribar’ award to 84 families and ‘Tax Card’ to 141 individuals and organizations to encourage people to pay tax.
Finance minister AMA Muhith and state minister for finance and planning MA Mannan handed over award and ‘Tax Card’ at a programme at the NBR’s Agargaon office yesterday, reports BSS.
Shipping minister Shajahan Khan and his family received ‘Kar Bahadur Paribar’ award from Madaripur district and AKM Rahmatullah, MP, and his family received this award from Dhaka district. The 141 long-term taxpayers included 76 individuals, 55 companies and 10 personalities.
The NBR also honoured 517 taxpayers in highest taxpayer, woman taxpayer and young taxpayer categories from 64 districts. Thirteen journalists were given ‘NBR Best Reporter Award’. Twelve students who won in the essay competitions of the NBR were also given prize at the programme.
Chairman of parliamentary standing committee on finance Dr Abdur Razzak, NBR chairman Md Nojibur Rahman, FBCCI president Shafiul Islam Mohiuddin were present at the programme.
According to the NBR, the tax card will remain valid for one year. The tax card holders will get some facilities including invitation at different government functions at national and local level.
They will also get priority in purchasing tickets for travelling by air, road and waterway. They and their family members will also get cabin facility on priority in government hospitals.
The tax card holders will also be able to use CIP lounges at airport. They will also get priority in getting booking in all residential hotels.