The National Board of Revenue (NBR) has decided to extend this year’s tax fair time by 5 hours for the last three days from Sunday to Tuesday after getting ‘huge’ response from the taxpayers.
The fair is now open from 8am to 8pm. The usual timing was 10am to 5pm.
This is the 8th income tax fair which is a week long.
On the fourth day of fair at the NBR Bhaban in Dhaka’s Agargaon on Saturday, the board collected around Tk 2.17 billion in taxes.
53,625 taxpayers submitted returns and a total of around 200,000 received services at the fair on the fourth day.
In a media release, the NBR said, the authorities kept the fair open until 8pm also on Saturday after seeing the ‘huge’ response.
The fair is being held at 71 other spots across the country.
The NBR collected over Tk 12 billion income tax in the first four days.
The NBR requested everyone to avoid the Agargaon side to enter the fair and to use the Shyamoli end of the street on Sunday due to extra security measures for the 63rd Commonwealth Parliamentary Association Conference.