VAT week to be observed Dec 10-17
Published : Friday, 8 December, 2017 at 12:00 AM Count : 79
National Board of Revenue (NBR) is going to observe VAT Week-2017 from December, 10 to 17 across the country encouraging people to pay tax in a hassle free environment at all VAT offices.
The revenue authority has also decided to honour traders who will file VAT (Value Added Tax) returns regularly and deposit VAT to the government exchequer properly by presenting them "VAT Honour Card," to be introduced for the first time this year.
The NBR Chairman Md Nojibur Rahman divulged these information on Thursday at a press conference held at its headquarters at Segunbagicha in the capital.
"In observance of the week, National Board of Revenue (NBR) will bring out a colourful rally from NBR's Segunbagicha officer premises, "said Nojibur.
He said as part of the programme, NBR will also observe VAT Day on Sunday, December 10. It will also honour the best VAT payers at a programme to be held on the same day at NBR's Abargaon Bhaban, he added.
Nojibur Rahman said NBR has also taken programmes such as publication of supplementary in national dailies and holding talk-shows in TVs to create awareness among the people about VAT.
City's important buildings will be decorated with posters, stickers, billboards and festoons. Besides, SMS will also be sent to the people highlighting the importance of the payment of VAT, he added.